Jan Eliasson on Human Rights and Global Insecurity


Eliasson and Wallensteen

Jan Eliasson, Honorary Doctor of Uppsala University, Visiting Professor and frequent lecturer in the Department, gave the annual Martin H:son Holmdahl lecture on human rights in the Grand Auditorium, Friday, September 22, 2017. 

This was to highlight the University’s commitment to human rights through a scholarship in the name of the former Vice Chancellor of the University. The event was introduced by Vice Chancellor Eva Åkesson. Eliasson spoke on ‘Human Rights in a Time of Global Insecurity’ drawing on his recent experiences as Deputy Secretary General of the UN.  His lecture focused on connections between development, security and human rights. It was followed by a discussion between Eliasson and Professor Peter Wallensteen, and questions from an audience that filled the Aula.

The lecture is available at https://media.medfarm.uu.se/play/video/7300