Kapuscinski Development Lecture at SNSPA

On Monday, October 2, 2023, the Faculty of Political Science at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) invites you to the lecture delivered by Mary Kaldor, Professor Emeritus at The London School of Economics and Political Science. The event is organized as part of the prestigious Kapuscinski Development Lectures series.


A new world order is in place where perpetual violence has become the norm. So-called new wars, or “forever wars”, are not tied to contests over national territory. But the war in Ukraine has reignited debates about wars in the 21st century and their consequences on human security and international order.

Join #KAPTalks with Professor Mary Kaldor, of the London School of Economics, to address current geopolitical events in the region, based on her research on conflicts and security.

You can join the lecture by:

  • coming to the event
  • joining the event online on Zoom – register here
  • following livestreaming from the event at kapuscinskilectures.eu
  • asking your questions to Mary Kaldor via Twitter using #KAPTalks hashtag


Top global thinkers discuss development in the European Union countries and beyond. The series “Kapuscinski Development Lectures”, named for Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter and writer who covered developing countries, is organized jointly by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and partner universities and development think-tanks. Over 140 lectures gathered since 2009 over 50,000 participants.


The lecture series offers students from the European Union member states an unprecedented opportunity to learn and discuss about development issues such as climate change, human rights, aid effectiveness, Europe-Africa relations, Sustainable Development Goals among other. The high-level events contribute to the debate and formulation of the European development policy. The lectures are livestreamed at http://www.kapuscinskilectures.eu and their content is shared on this website.


The lectures honor the name of Kapuscinski, a Polish journalist and writer, who died in 2007. Kapuscinski, whose books were translated into many languages, was often named the “Third World Chronicler” or the “Voice of the Poor” for his famous reportages and books describing developing countries on all continents. Among other books, he was famous for: “The Emperor” on Ethiopia, “Shah of Shahs” about Iran, “The Shadow of the Sun” about Africa, “Another Day of Life” about Angola, and “Imperium” about the Soviet Union.

More about “Kapuscinski Development Lectures” and planned events, here.

The project is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA).

The project is funded by the European Commission.

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