“Contemporary Peacekeeping: an Overview of Recent Trends and Approaches”. A lecture by Natalia Piskunova at the Gorchakov Fund

17 November 2019

The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund invites you to attend a lecture by Natalia Piskunova “Contemporary Peacekeeping: an Overview of Recent Trends and Approaches”, which will take place in Moscow on November 20.

Piskunova Natalia, PhD (Political Science, 2008), Associate Professor at Moscow State University, will present to the audience of the Gorchakov TV.

This lecture overviews the emergence and overall dynamics of major Peace Research issues and scrutinizes its normative, institutional, and ethic dimensions. It also provides an internal legal and political norms and peacekeeping agreements, including an evolving Responsibility to Protect and Business for Peace concepts and widely debated ideas (i.e. the Just Peace paradigm, Transitional Justice concept and Soft Law contexts), with a critical review of their implementation prospects.

Moreover, this lecture outlines the research paradigms of both “Negative” and “Positive” Peace and major strategies and levels of cooperation for peacemaking and peacekeeping. Critical attention is attached to the problem of ethic context of peacemaking and existing modes of understanding the idea of peacemaking in various types of political cultures globally. This lecture notes the relatively low level of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace research studies in Russian academia to date. It also provides a brief overview of mediation as a method of conflict resolution and peacemaking. Finally, this lecture outlines various types, modes, stages and scenarios of peacekeeping with focal attention on long-term fundamentals of peacemaking and overcoming the existing geopolitical obstacles towards global peace.

Venue: Gorchakov Fund (10/1 Yakovoapostolsky pereulok, Moscow).

The event will start on November 20 at 7:00 pm Moscow time (registration will open at 6:30 pm Moscow time).

The language of the event is Russian (without interpretation).

Register here

The number of seats is limited.


About the speaker

Dr. Natalia Piskunova is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Faculty of World Politics of Moscow State University (Lomonosov University), Moscow, Russia. She holds BA degree in Diplomacy (2001), MA with honors in International Relations and World Politics (2003) and PhD magna cum laude in Political Science (2008) degrees from Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO-University). She also studied Peace Research at the University of Oslo joint program with Nobel Peace Research Institute (Norway), Conflict Resolution at CEU (Hungary) and Lund University (Sweden) and held various research internships at international research centers and organizations, such as United Nations Development Programme (in Budapest and Bratislava offices). Dr. Piskunova is also a certified Mediator. She has published widely on issues of Conflict Studies, International Security and State Failure. 

Dr. Piskunova is a member of several international peer-reviewed journals’ editorial teams, including SAGE Open, Central European Journal of International Security Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, etc. She has held postdoctoral fellowships in CEU Budapest, Chulalongkorn University Thailand, University of Turin, among others, as well as several internships at Universities in Europe and Asia (including Universities of Oslo, Lund, CEU, Viadrina-Frankfurt-Oder, Marseille-Aix-en-Provance, Manila and Chulalongkorn). Dr Piskunova has provided many visiting lectures in Malmo (Sweden), CEU (Hungary), Yerevan (Armenia), Odessa and Kiev (Ukraine), Mohilev (Belarus), Chisinau (Moldova), Bangkok and Chiang Mai (Thailand), Manila (the Philippines), Belgrade (Serbia).

Main research interests include Conflict Studies, Peacekeeping/Peacebuilding, African/Asian Studies, International Security and International Relations. 

Dr. Natalia Piskunova is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Faculty of World Politics of Moscow State University (Lomonosov University), Moscow, Russia. She holds BA degree in Diplomacy (2001), MA with honors in International Relations and World Politics (2003) and PhD magna cum laude in Political Science (2008) degrees from Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO-University). She also studied Peace Research at the University of Oslo joint program with Nobel Peace Research Institute (Norway), Conflict Resolution at CEU (Hungary) and Lund University (Sweden) and held various research internships at international research centers and organizations, such as United Nations Development Programme (in Budapest and Bratislava offices). Dr. Piskunova is also a certified Mediator. She has published widely on issues of Conflict Studies, International Security and State Failure. 

Dr. Piskunova is a member of several international peer-reviewed journals’ editorial teams, including SAGE Open, Central European Journal of International Security Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, etc. She has held postdoctoral fellowships in CEU Budapest, Chulalongkorn University Thailand, University of Turin, among others, as well as several internships at Universities in Europe and Asia (including Universities of Oslo, Lund, CEU, Viadrina-Frankfurt-Oder, Marseille-Aix-en-Provance, Manila and Chulalongkorn). Dr. Piskunova has provided many visiting lectures in Malmo (Sweden), CEU (Hungary), Yerevan (Armenia), Odessa and Kiev (Ukraine), Mohilev (Belarus), Chisinau (Moldova), Bangkok and Chiang Mai (Thailand), Manila (the Philippines), Belgrade (Serbia).

Main research interests include Conflict Studies, Peacekeeping\Peacebuilding, African/Asian Studies, International Security and International Relations.



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