‘Stop the war, defend the peace’

It is the event in support of the Ukranian people that the University of Barcelona is organizing on March 10, at 4 pm, in the Paranimph of the Historic Building and on UBtv.

After the events unfolding in the wake of the war conflict in Ukraine, Europe and its universities have expressed their unambiguous and clear positioning: their support for the country under invasion and for dialogue as the means for conflict resolution. They also defend their scrupulous respect for human rights.

Journalists, academics, representatives of the third sector and Ukrainian students at the UB will express this positioning in the event organized by the University of Barcelona to support the Ukranian people, which will take place on Thursday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the Paranimph, in the Historical Building.

The event will be live-streamed on UBtv, and it will feature three roundtables:

The tale of peace

With Manel Alías, journalist and TV3 correspondent in the conflict area, and Josep Baqués, lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law and delegate of the UB at the Institute for Public Security of Catalonia.

  • Chaired by: Agustí Alcoberro, vice-rector for Heritage and Cultural Activities.


With Sonia Andolz, general director of the Security Administration of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Catalan Government, and Xavier López, director of the UB Solidarity Foundation.

  • Chaired by: Ander Errasti, director of Coordination and Communication of the UB.

The resistance road to peace

With Aurèlia Mañé, tenured university lecturer of Economic History, Institutions, Politics and World Economy and assistant director of the Doctoral School, and Cèlia Cernadas, expert journalist on international affairs at Catalunya Ràdio.

  • Chaired by: Ernest Abadal, vice-rector assigned to the rector and of Teaching and Research Staff.

Following these interventions, there will be a conversation with Ukrainian students at the UB, chaired by Marta Ferrer, vice-rector for Students and Participation, and Montserrat Puig, vice-rector for Equal Opportunities and Gender.

The event will be closed by the rector of the UB, Joan Guàrdia, reading the statement titled “Universities, spaces for peace, democracy and human rights”.