Celebrating the International Women's Day, The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue is happy to announce that Kathryn Bolkovac will visit the Nansen Academy on Saturday the 9th of March. Bolkovac is a former peacekeeping officer in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. She discovered peacekeepers involved in sexual exploitation and sex- trafficking and accused the UN of covering up the scandals. Her book 'The Whistleblower', Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice has been been filmed as The Whistleblower.
Place: Nansen Academy, Storsalen
14:00 -14:15 Introduction by Maria D. Sommardahl, Director, Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue
14:15 - 16:15 The Whistleblower - film screening
16:15 -16:30 Short break
16:30 -18:30 Kathryn Bolkovac speaks about the following themes, followed by Q/A from the audience:
Corruption and Accountability
UN/Government Contractors & Military-Peacekeeping Missions-codes of conduct/ethics/policies/training
Global Progress and Zero Tolerance
Role of Whistle-blowers
Local to Global Initiative and Business Perspective
Organized by The Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in cooperation with the Nansen Academy, Lillehammer University College and the local branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.