Inclusive Policies as a means to prevent crises and conflicts: Current trends and challenges in Europe

EUREGIO Guest Lecture - May 14th 2020 h. 16.00
14 May 2020
May 14th 2020
The School of International Studies (SIS, University of Trento), the University of Innsbruck and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano jointly convene the EUREGIO Guest Lecture

"Inclusive Policies as a means to prevent crises and conflicts: Current trends and challenges in Europe"

  • Invited Speaker Amb. Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Chair: Esther Happacher, University of Innsbruck

Introduction: Matteo Borzaga and Marco Pertile, School of International Studies

The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Amb. Lamberto Zannier, reflects on current challenges for minorities' protection in Europe and on the role of his organization and its member States in defusing tensions and building cohesive societies.

Ambassador Lamberto Zannier is OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and has occupied this position since July 2017.  Previously, he was OSCE Secretary General for two consecutive three-year terms, from 1 July 2011 until 30 June 2017. Other senior positions include UN Special Representative for Kosovo and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) from 2008 to 2011, Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre of the OSCE (2002-2006), Chairperson of the negotiations on the adaptation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (1998-1999) and Head of Disarmament, Arms Control and Cooperative Security at NATO (1991-1997).  Zannier joined the Italian Foreign Ministry as a career diplomat in 1978 and also served in Rome, Abu Dhabi, Vienna and The Hague, mainly specializing in multilateral and security affairs.  He has authored several publications on security, conflict prevention and crisis management issues.  He holds a Law Degree and an Honorary Degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Trieste, Italy.



Pre-registration is required. Registration will close on Thusday May 14th at 12.00. The videoconference will be live streamed also on the SIS YouTube channel: 

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