Human Security: Its Importance, Challenges, and the case of Japan

Wednesday 30 September 2020 / 09:30 - 11:00 /

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The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the necessity for people around the world to cooperate in solving imminent threats facing humanity. However, the pandemic is merely one of many current threats undermining the safety and wellbeing of our societies.

ISDP is arranging a series of three webinars on the topic of ‘human security’ during the fall. This first webinar will analyze the fundamental aspects of human security and the importance of evaluating the concept of ‘security’ at the human rather than the national level. The speakers will also discuss the role of Japan in championing the human security agenda, in East Asia as well as in a global context.

We are honored to have a distinguished panel join us for a discussion on the topic ‘Human Security: Its Importance, Challenges, and the case of Japan’. Marie Højlund Roesgaard is an Associate Professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies of Copenhagen University, Gerd Johnsson Latham is the Editor-in-Chief at the Swedish Online Magazine ‘Human Security’, Pål Jonson is the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Defense and Chairman of the Swedish-Japanese Parliamentary Association, and Lars Vargö is the Head of ISDP’s Japan Center.

The panel discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and the event will be moderated by Torbjörn Lodén, the Head of ISDP’s China Center.