Universität Innsbruck
UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies Inauguration

WHERE ARE WE GOING?
FUTURES OF PEACE, DIALOGUE AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

  January 26, 2023

  17-19h

  Aula, University of Innsbruck, 52 Innrain, A-6020 Innsbruck

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           The event can be followed online via a live streaming link:  https://lms.uibk.ac.at/url/RepositoryEntry/5373624464

Welcome Address
Univ.-Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk
Rector of the University of Innsbruck

Introduction
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Rupnow
Dean, Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Innsbruck

UNESCO and the Austrian Commission for UNESCO
Mag. Martin Fritz, Secretary-General
Austrian Commission for UNESCO


Inauguration of
Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in Rina M. Alluri
as the Incoming UNESCO Chairholder for Peace Studies




On Peace: Reflections on Knowledge and its Liberation
Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in Rina M. Alluri
UNESCO Chairholder for Peace Studies
Head of Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Innsbruck

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Rupnow
Dean, Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Innsbruck

Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in Rina M. Alluri,
UNESCO Chairholder for Peace Studies, Head of Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Innsbruck

Univ.-Prof. DDr. Pablo Argárate,
UNESCO Chairholder in Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue for South-East Europe, University of Graz

Dominic Ellwardt,
Youth Representative, Austrian Commission for UNESCO

Closing Drinks

The UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies was established at the University of Innsbruck in June 2008 due to the unique approach to Peace Studies as developed at the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies and its Continuing Education Programme Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation. The agreement was signed between UNESCO, represented by its former Director-General Koichiro Matsuura, and the University of Innsbruck, represented by its former rector Karlheinz Töchterle. In light of the excellent results achieved and confirmed by the positive evaluations of the reports on its activities in 2015 and 2019, UNESCO renewed the agreement concerning the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck until June 2023. The Chair was initially held by Prof. DDr. Wolfgang Dietrich who co-founded the Continuing Education Programme Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation in 2001 and acted as its Academic Director from 2013 to 2021. In September 2022, the Programme transitioned to becoming a regular Master’s Programme which enables it to be better integrated into the Austrian university system. The newly established regular Master’s Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies brings students from all around the world to Innsbruck to engage in peace and conflict theories and practices related to critical peace pedagogy, decolonization, justice and reconciliation, queer and intersectional approaches, humanitarian operations etc.

More information here.



The incoming Chairholder

Dr. Rina M. Alluri is Assistant Professor and Head of the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Innsbruck. She co-leads the Master’s Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies and is the Speaker of the Research Centre INNPeace. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Basel, Switzerland and conducted her post-doctoral research at the University of Zurich. She has lived, worked and engaged with topics related to business and peace, natural resource conflicts, conflict affected diasporas, decolonizing peace education and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). She has focused her career as a peace academic and practitioner in conflict affected contexts in Asia and Africa. She is of mixed Indian and Filipino descent and is a Canadian citizen.

Link to her personal homepage.

University of Innsbruck
Faculty of Philosophy and History

m.koenig@uibk.ac.at


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