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Climate, Conflict & the Search for Peace: First-Hand Observations from COP27, Russia and Eastern Europe
Speaker: Tamara Lorincz, PhD candidate
Tamara will share her insights as an observer delegate at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt this November. She was on the delegation of the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), which is a member of the Climate Action Network International and the Women Gender Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
After Egypt, Tamara went on a tour of Russia, Finland, Latvia, Poland, and Romania to learn more about these countries and to talk with people about their perspectives on the war in Ukraine and NATO expansion. She was invited to speak at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and at a public event in Helsinki. Her tour was motivated by citizen diplomacy, peace-building, and strategic empathy.
Tamara Lorincz is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School for International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. She is currently the convener of the Environment Working Group of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Tamara graduated with an MA in International Politics & Security Studies from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom in 2015. She is the recipient of the Rotary International World Peace Fellowship. She is a member of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and a fellow with the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. She is also on the advisory committee of World BEYOND War, the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and the No to War, No to NATO Network.
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