Sommaire: 15 October 2009, New York - European Commission Vice-President Margot Wallström will speak about "Women, Peace and Security: Challenges Ahead" at Columbia University on Thursday, October 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Columbia-Paris Alliance Program presents
Vice-President Margot Wallström of the European Commission
on Women, Peace and Security: Challenges Ahead
Thursday, October 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
International Affairs Building, 15th floor, Conference Room 1501
420 West 118th Street, New York
Open to the public - RSVP required
Margot Wallström is the Vice President of the European Commission, in charge of Institutional Relations and Communications. A celebrated Swedish Social Democratic politician, her political career has encompassed culture, youth and social affairs, environment, communications and media, at the national, European and international levels (see Wallström's profile for more personal background).
Ms. Wallström will address the Columbia community about her work towards implementation of UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which recognised the linkage between violence against women in armed conflict and women's role in peace building, and its follow up (Resolution 1820) related to sexual violence in situations of armed conflict.
The Alliance Program is a partnership between Columbia University and three French universities, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Universite Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne. For further information please visit: www.columbia.edu/cu/alliance.