Malmö Montessori School Students Learn About WMU

On 9 February, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed grade 9 students from the Malmö Montessori School to WMU. Malmö Montessori has arranged an annual visit to WMU for over a decade to learn about the University and to meet with WMU students from countries around the world. This year, 28 students visited the University and met with 15 WMU students from 15 different countries. 

Karen Purnell

Dr Karen Purnell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry with a PhD in Chemical Physics from Bristol. She joined ITOPF as a Technical Adviser in 1994 and, having found the perfect environment in which to combine her strong principles of science-based decision making, objectivity and service to the maritime community, she moved through the ranks, becoming Managing Director in 2009.

Where: World Maritime University, Fiskehamnsgatan 1, Malmö

When: 15 March 2017, 09.30-13:00


Tentative Program, 15 March, 10.00-13.00

09.30-10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.00-10.15 Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University

10.15.10.45 Save Our Ocean -- SDG14 and the Swedish Government: Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister

10.45-11.45 Statements by experts and representatives from industry, academia, local governments and civil society

11.45-13.00 Panel discussion lead by a Moderator with Q&A


Jennie Larsson

Jennie has been working since 2015 as a researcher within the field of ocean and coastal governance and management. Before that she was working as a consultant (since 2010) within the same field.

Ronan Long

Professor Ronan Long holds the Nippon Foundation Professorial Chair of Ocean Governance and the Law of the Sea and lectures on a broad range of ocean governance subjects including: the law of the sea, the law of climate change, as well as on multilateral diplomacy and dispute resolution.

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