Gender Equality Committee

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Gender And Conflict

Event under the high patronage of H.R.H. The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

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7 March 2023
15:00 -17:00 CET


Online Conference on this webpage

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Welcoming Note

Keynote Speaker




The agenda

15:00 – 15:05

Institutional Welcome - Prof Dr Catherine Leglu, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at the University of Luxembourg

15:05 – 15:30

Keynote speech by Prof Dr Stergios Skaperdas

15:30 – 16:30

Panel Session by Prof. Sonja Kmec, Prof. Eva Gilboa-Schechtman, Dr. Castillo Diaz, Prof. Skaperdas.

16:30 – 17:00

Q&A session and conclusion


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Tanya Beckett

Broadcaster, Public speaker, Communications Advisor – Moderator

Tanya Beckett has worked in broadcasting and the media for over 20 years. She started out at the FT, then went to work for CNBC, Sky News, CNN and since 1998, the BBC.

She has worked on a variety of programmes on BBC World News, the BBC News Channel, Radio 4 and BBC1 and BBC2 including The Inquiry, Our World, Working Lunch, Today, Newsnight and World Business Report. She also spent three years living in and reporting from New York for the BBC.

Tanya also works with the World Bank, Chatham House, the Somali Government and the British Foreign Office in matters relating to trade and communication. She is currently writing and presenting BBC current affairs radio documentary The Inquiry. Tanya has a degree from Oxford University in Metallurgy and Materials Science and spent five years as an investment banker in Frankfurt and London.

Prof. Dr. Catherine Léglu

Catherine Léglu is Professor of Occitan and French literature and Vice-Rector for academic affairs at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a PhD in medieval Occitan and French literature from the University of Cambridge and is of French-British nationality. From 2011 to 2019, she was a medieval French and Occitan literature professor at the University of Reading in the UK, where she headed the department of modern languages and European studies. Prior to this, she held the post of director of postgraduate education at the School of Literature and Languages and School Director for Research. Before joining Reading, Professor Léglu was a lecturer and senior lecturer in the departments of French studies at the University of Bristol (1997-2007) and Queen’s University, Belfast (1995-97). She also taught at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (1994-95). In September 2019, she took office as the Vice-Rector for academic affairs at the University of Luxembourg. She is the author of many articles on translation, didactic writing, satirical and parodic literature in Old French and Occitan, and several books and edited volumes.

Stergios Skaperdas

Stergios Skaperdas is Professor of Economics, holds the Clifford S. Heinz Chair (on the economics of peace) and is Director of the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is broadly interested in the interaction of economics with politics, society, and culture. His research has mostly examined the role of conflict and power in economics, with applications to international conflict, civil wars and other forms of domestic conflict, organized crime, the emergence of states and governance, as well as the effects of globalization in the presence of insecurity. His research has been published in a variety of economics and political science journals, including the American Economic Review and the American Political Science Review.

Prof. Eva Gilboa-Schechtman

Prof. Eva Gilboa-Schechtman is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Gonda Interdisciplinary Center of Brain Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She graduated in Computer Science from Technion in Israel and completed her Ph.D. at Northwestern University, USA. Eva specializes in the understanding and treatment of social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. She seeks to understand the mechanisms maintaining each of these disorders from the perspective of the cognitive-behavioral and evolutionary frameworks, emphasizing the psychological forces of belongingness and social status. She is interested in linking these maintenance mechanisms to specific treatment strategies. Eva published over a hundred articles and chapters. She co-authored books on cognitive behavioral therapy and a self-help book on social anxiety. Her research was funded by multiple sources, among them the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Israel Science Foundation, and the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Eva is a Fellow of the American Psychological Science and a Fellow of the International Society for the Research on Emotion. Eva has advised dozens of MA and Ph.D. students, and she has served in multiple editorial positions, including associate editorship of Psychological Review. Eva is a licensed clinical psychologist who also maintains a private practice.

Dr. Pablo Castillo-Díaz

At UN Women, Dr. Castillo-Díaz has focused on efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in conflict, post-conflict, and emergency settings; mainstream gender equality in peacekeeping operations; and influence the deliberations and decisions of the Security Council so that they address women’s rights. He has also contributed to new knowledge in the area of women, peace, and security, and the preparations of the annual report of the UN Secretary-General on these matters. Before joining the United Nations in 2009, he taught international politics at several universities in the US, including Rutgers, Fordham, Queens and Lehman. After growing up in the Canary Islands in Spain, he studied Political Science at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and earned a PhD in Global Affairs at Rutgers University.

Prof. Sonja Kmec

Sonja Kmec is Associate Professor in Luxembourgish Cultural Studies and History at the University of Luxembourg. She has studied history in Paris IV-Sorbonne (Maîtrise), Durham (Master) and Oxford (DPhil). Her research interests include gender studies, memory studies as well as political and cultural history. She has co-directed two interdisciplinary projects on Strategies of Regionalisations ( and on Political Participation ( She was PI of the project Material Culture and Spaces of Remembrance in Luxembourg and the Greater Region ( and the Luxembourg case-study in the HERA-funded CeMi project Cemeteries and Crematoria as Public Spaces of Belonging in Europe ( She led the project Military History of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg in a Transnational Perspective (co-financed by the Luxembourgish Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs) and launched a project on Music and Gender ( in cooperation with the feminist Centre d’information et de documentation Fraen an Gender.

Prof Skerdilajda Zanaj

Skerdilajda Zanaj is a Full Professor of Economics at the University of Luxembourg. Her research interests include microeconomics, public and international economics, and the economics of culture and migration. Prior joining the University of Luxembourg, she was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

Since 2019, she is the gender equality officer of the University of Luxembourg. Her work has led the University to reach the milestone of validating a Gender Equality Policy in May 2021. She is a promoter and advocate of gender equality because a gender diverse research team enhances research’s scientific quality and social relevance.

Skerdi is the chairwoman of the ZONTA Jane Klausman Awards for Luxembourg.

Prof. Conchita D’Ambrosio

Conchita D’Ambrosio is Professor of Economics, FNR PEARL Chair on socio-economic inequalities, at Université du Luxembourg. She is an economist, with a Ph.D. from New York University (2000). Her research interests have revolved around the study of individual and social well-being, its determinants, and the proposal of various measures that are able to capture its different aspects. Before joining the University of Luxembourg in 2013, she was Associate Professor of Economics at the Università di Milano-Bicocca.

She is chief editor of the Review of Income and Wealth since 2007. She joined the editorial board of the Journal of Economic Inequality in 2013. She has published in several academic journals and she is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Well-Being published by Edward Elgar in 2018.

Since 2019 she is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, and of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi in Turin. She is Research Fellow of the Deutsche Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlin since 2015. Since 2013 she is Luxembourg Income Study Senior Scholar and Fellow of the Dondena Centre on Social Dynamics and Public Policy of Università Bocconi in Milan.

Prof. Claus Vögele

Claus Vögele is professor of clinical and health psychology at the University of Luxembourg, where he is Head of the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, and director of the Master programme in Psychotherapy. He graduated in Psychology from Landau University, completed his doctorate at the University of Hamburg, and obtained his habilitation at the University of Marburg. Over the last 30 years he has held academic posts at both German and British Universities before joining the University of Luxembourg in February 2010. He is reviewer for numerous research funding organisations, and appointed member of a reviewer college. He is chief-editor of one international and one national journal, and editorial board member of several international and national journals. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK), past Chair of the Division of Health Psychology (German Psychological Society) and past President of the German Society for Behavioural Medicine. A chartered Clinical and Health Psychologist (BPS, Health and Care Professions Council) and registered practice supervisor (BPS) he has been practising for the last 25 years and has held a senior position in the National Health Service (UK).