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Book Launch: SDG 16 and the Global Governance of Violence

September 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us on Monday, 18 September as we mark the beginning of a new academic year and launch our recent edited volume on Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals.  The book features a range of contributions from BSIA faculty and students, and critically examines the impact of Goal 16 as we enter the second half of the SDGs’ 15-year implementation period.  The launch will take place in BSIA 1-43 at 4:30pm, and will be followed by the Conflict and Security Research Cluster’s annual beginning-of-year meet-and-greet (in the BSIA courtyard, weather permitting).

About Sustainable Development Goal 16 and the Global Governance of Violence: Critical Reflections on the Uncertain Future of Peace

Adopted in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals include 17 objectives designed to shape and direct the global development agenda through to 2030, with Goal 16 aiming to promote ‘peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.’ Written in the midst of a global pandemic, a fracturing liberal international order, and seemingly intractable conflicts in large parts of the world, this volume – a project of the Balsillie School’s Conflict and Security Research Cluster – takes stock of current progress toward providing access to justice and ensuring inclusive and democratic institutions.

About the speakers

Ryerson Christie is an Associate Professor in peacebuilding and disasters at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on the application of critical security studies to the analysis of human security, peacebuilding, and natural disasters.

Lynrose Jane D. Genon is currently a Faculty Member at the Department of English of Mindinao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology in the Philippines.  She is an Executive Committee member of Young Women+Leaders for Peace-Philippines and a participant in the UN’s 16×16 Initiative.

Eric Tanguay is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, specializing in conflict and security.

Moderated by Timothy Donais, Alistair Edgar and Kirsten Van Houten.

Sustainable Development Goal 16 and the Global Governance of Violence Critical Reflections on the Uncertain Future of Peace book cover


September 18, 2023
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Hybrid – room 143 and Zoom
67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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