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24 February - 30 March 2022, Online
Peace and security have never been simply about not carrying or using weapons. For security to be real and lasting, issues of social and climate justice, of economics and human rights need to be addressed alongside disarmament and conflict resolution. How can we reshape thinking about what security is and how it can be achieved?
This course will explore the concept of human security, helping you to articulate the connections between different issues of peace and justice. It will outline what different approaches, issues and people need to be included in defining security in order to achieve true human and ecological security, and how you could be part of creating that through Rethinking Security's Alternative Security Review. You can find out more about Rethinking Security at https://rethinkingsecurity.org.uk/
Participants will be able to read and discuss current thinking and research on what security is and what we need to do to achieve it. This will involve challenging current narratives about the need for a military solution. In the final week you will have the opportunity to train to collect information for the Alternative Security Review.
The start date for the course is when the online content and discussion forum becomes available; you can work on this material at any time to suit you.
The live Zoom sessions are at 18:00-19:30 (UK time) every Monday during this period.
For more information contact:
Telephone: 07562 624047 and 07935 601512