What: The Causes and Consequences of the Global Rise of Private Security
Who: Prof. Rita Abrahamsen, Prof. Michael C. Williams, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
When: Tuesday, February 16, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
The growth of the global private security industry is transforming the international political landscape. Across the globe, private security personnel now frequently outnumber public forces and play increasingly central roles in security provision and governance.
This presentation, led by University of Ottawa scholars Rita Abrahamsen and Michael C. Williams, explores the causes of the global rise of private security. Drawing on examples from Africa, where private security is the largest private sector employer on the continent, the discussion demonstrates its impact in urban areas, resource extraction sites, and on development projects.
This talk is sponsored by UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences’ Community, Culture and Global Studies unit, History and Sociology unit, the Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science unit, and the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research.
This event is free and open to the public. To register or find out more, visit: eventbrite.ca/e/security-for-sale-tickets-21356949210