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October 2020

Armed Conflict, Resistance and Resilience of Indigenous Women in Manipur, Northeast India: Webinar with Binalakshmi “Bina” Nepram

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

October 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Zoom Webinar Binalakshmi Nepram (Bina) is a Resistance Studies Fellow born in Manipur Nation currently located in India's Northeast region next to Myanmar. Bina is an indigenous author and civil rights activist spearheading work on making women-led peace, security and disarmament meaningful. She is author of five books, her most recent being "Where are our Women in Decision Making on UNSCR 1325". In 2004, she co-founded India's first civil society organization for conventional…

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November 2020

The Necessary Disobedience: Webinar with Jørgen Johansen

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

November 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm Zoom Webinar Jørgen Johansen is an independent peace researcher, bibliophile and trouble- maker living amongst the trees in Southern Sweden. He is the co-editor of Journal of Resistance Studies and runs Irene Publishing. Abstract: Jorgen will use Sweden as a case of how civil disobedience was, is and will still be, an important ingredient in changing the society in a democratic direction. All the basic democratic freedoms and rights we enjoy today are…

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