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Maud Edgren-Schori to Lecture on Gender in Conflict-Affected Populations on November 11, 2010

To conclude the fall 2010 lecture series, researcher and humanitarian Maud Edgren-Schori will speak at Adelphi University about her data and conclusions from a needs assessment report she wrote while deployed in the Republic of Georgia.

Garden City, NY, November 03, 2010 --( Adelphi University Distinguished Visiting Professor Maud Edgren-Schori will present a lecture on “Considering Gender in Conflict-Affected Populations: The Republic of Georgia” on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in Adelphi’s Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY. This free event, sponsored by the International Initiatives Committee (IIC), builds on Adelphi’s long tradition of international interest and service. Edgren-Schori will speak about her data and conclusions from her needs assessment report she wrote while in Georgia. This report will cover the role of gender in conflict affected populations.

Maud Edgren-Schori is a researcher and senior lecturer on social work at Stockholm University, Sweden, where she lectures about social policy, international social work, and human rights in social work. Ms. Edgren-Schori has been a board member of the National Committee of the United Nations Development Fund for Women in Sweden (UNIFEM) since 2007, and was the president from 2008-2010. Ms. Edgren-Schori was also on the board for the International Graduate Program (IGP) at Stockholm University. Some of her recent publications include: “Security Council Resolutions under Chapter VII. Design, Implementation and Accountabilities” and “Training Soldiers for Peace.”

Due to her humanitarian work, Ms. Edgren-Schori has travelled to many different places including Africa, Spain, and Georgia in Eurasia. During 2005 and 2006, she worked as a gender adviser in the Ivory Coast. In 2007, her membership on the Gender Standby Capacity (GenCap) roster of gender advisers deployed her to Liberia and to the Republic of Georgia twice. Edgren-Schori also conducts research in the field of social exclusion and ethnic minorities, and has lectured on social policy and community planning. She was also a consultant for the United Nations Report on the World Situation in 2003 and in 2002, Maud Edgren-Schori was asked by the United Nations Development Program to write a report on the issue of social exclusion and social protection. Edgren-Schori holds a degree of Licentiate of Philosophy (Ph.L.) in social work, as well as an M.S. and a B.S. in social work from Stockholm University.

The Inter-Agency Standing Capacity (IASC) GenCap project seeks to build a group of active humanitarians that deal with gender equality programming that includes prevention and response to gender-based violence. The IASC is a service for special agencies to coordinate on humanitarian assistance. This forum involves key United Nations (UN) and non-UN humanitarian partners. GenCap ensures that all humanitarian action takes into consideration the various needs and capabilities of women, girls, boys, and men equally. This organization consists of 26 gender advisers that can be deployed on short notice to support UN Humanitarian/Resident Coordinators (HC/RC) and humanitarian country teams in emergencies as well as in recurring humanitarian situations. While deployed in the Republic of Georgia, Maud Edgren-Schori interviewed a large number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were forced to flee their homes but remained within the country’s borders. As part of her deployment there, Edgren-Schori wrote a report to UNIFEM and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) which will be the basis of her lecture at Adelphi.

For more information about this and other events on campus, please visit, or call the Cultural Events Hotline at (516) 877-4555.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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