The role of urban spaces in war and peacebuilding
Throughout history, urban spaces have been used as battlefields in war. Most recently, following the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine we have seen how conflict is localized, both in defensive and offensive operations.
The webinar explores the use of urban spaces in war and post-war settings. Why are urban spaces so important in war? Is the recent Ukrainian war a continuation of a long history of urban warfare or can we see something new? And following conflict, what role can urban spaces play in post-war settings and peacebuilding processes?
Kristin Ljungkvist, Senior Lecturer in War Studies at The Swedish Defence University.
Ivan Gusic, Associate Research Fellow in the Global Politics and Security Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs & Assistant Professor in Political Science at Uppsala University.
The conversation will be moderated by Johanna Mannergren Selimovic, Associate Research Fellow in the Global Politics and Security Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs & Associate Professor in Peace and Development at Södertörn University.