What key elements are involved in building and sustaining peaceful societies?
RISING 2018: The Anatomy of Peace will explore, unravel and simplify the complex process of initiating contact, making a deal and sustaining peace.
Designed for policymakers, practitioners and academics, the forum will host a diverse range of special international guest speakers, panels and workshops over the two days to address the theme question, drawing on real experiences of resolving violent conflict and building peace all over the world.
By adopting The Anatomy of Peace into our messages for 2018, this year’s main RISING Global Peace Forum event aims to address new questions, deliver new insights and inspire new dialogue and impact surrounding the entire peace process, whilst providing a space to develop new professional connections and collaborations.
Day One: Politics and Policy
Day one will feature several high-profile keynote speakers who have been involved in peace processes around the world, with exciting panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
Day Two: Research and Pratice
Day Two will feature a series of speakers, panels and workshops about initiating, making and sustaining peace which will provide an opportunity for academics and peace practitioners to exchange key research, experience and learning.
About the Speakers:
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Former President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Tawakkol Karman: International human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner from Yemen.
John Bruton: Former Irish Taoiseach leading to the Good Friday Agreement and former Ambassador of the EU to the US.
James Tanis: Politician from Papua New Guinea and former President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, a key figure in the peace deal that ended the civil war.
Ad Melkert: Extraordinary Member of Dutch Council of State and former Special Representative for UN Special Assistance Mission for Iraq.
Alastair Campbell (Gala Dinner Speaker): British journalist, broadcaster and Former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy.
Day two Speakers:
Professor in International Conflict Analysis with expertise from Cyprus
Programmes Director of one of the world’s largest NGOs training conflict-sensitive journalists
Leading author on the role of inter-religious dialogue in peacebuilding, with expertise in the Balkans
Professor of Comparative Politics, with expertise in South Africa and Northern Ireland.
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