Human (in)security in an unsettled world
WhenTuesday, May 2, 2023, 09:30 - 17:00
The Academy's annual International Affairs Conference, kindly supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
In our unsettled world of intersecting human and environmental crises, or what has recently been termed ‘polycrises’, it can be argued that an urgent global governance challenge lies in actioning new visions and strategies of security. Two key tasks in addressing global security in the Anthropocene (the geologic era marked by human activity as the primary driver of environmental change) are: establishing holistic understandings of global security through effective communication of the overlapping human and environmental dimensions; and incorporating the range and interconnections of component elements – from climate security to military security, from food security to health security – in formulating policies that work to transcend insecurities on the ground, promote global cooperation and advance integrated strategies of security. This conference takes up this dual challenge of envisioning a wider discourse of global security, and setting out how to address the planet’s overlapping insecurities more holistically. Papers will reflect on the multiple (in)securities of our contemporary moment, how they intersect in complex ways, and how more effective security responses can be achieved.
Tickets are free, but booking is required. Both in-house attendance and live-streaming will be available, please register for either option.
The conference will be followed by a reception hosted by the Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs to launch the latest edition of Irish Studies in International Affairs.
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