EPLO Brown Bag Lunch Events

EPLO Brown Bag Lunch events are 1 – 1.5 hour-long, informal round-table discussions on a wide range of geographic and thematic topics with relevance for the EU and its support for peacebuilding and conflict prevention. Participation is free and (usually) open to all but registration is mandatory.

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Upcoming event

Title Evolution of US policy on conflict prevention and prospects for US-EU relations
Date Thursday 16 May 2019
Time 12:00-13:00
Venue European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, Avenue de Tervueren/Tervurenlaan 12, 1040 Brussels (Map)


In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, Uzra Zeya will address the evolution of the US policy on conflict prevention and state fragility in the context of an ‘American First’ White House, with growing bipartisan consensus for reorienting national security towards preventive approaches, as well as the prospects for US-European relations under and after Trump.

Ms Uzra Zeya is the President and CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), a US-based membership network of over 100 organisations working in 153 countries, bringing together coalitions in key areas of strategy and policy to elevate the entire peacebuilding field. Previously, Ms Zeya served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Paris. Over the course of her 27-year diplomatic career, she oversaw US human rights and democracy assistance, led US human rights dialogues with China and other countries, and served in several embassies around the world.

The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion among participants.

Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.

Registration Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please contact Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.

Previous Events


29/04/2019: Yemen in 2019: What are the current pathways to peace? (Shoqi Maktary, Search for Common Ground)

12/04/2019: Children and armed conflict: exchange of views with civil society (Virginia Gamba, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict of the UN Secretary-General)


22/03/2019: Current political and security developments in Sudan: Recommendations from civil society leaders (Saferworld)

06/03/2019: Supporting local women-led organisations’ work on peace, security and P/CVE: Lessons learnt from the implementation of the Innovative Peace Fund in Libya (Sharazad Magrabi, Libyan Women Forum, & Melinda Holmes, ICAN)


21/02/2019: Strengthening Europe’s conflict prevention, resolution and mediation (Michael Keating, European Institute of Peace)

15/02/2019: Data-Driven Protection in Peacekeeping Operations: Insights from the DRC and South Sudan (Lauren Spink, Center for Civilians in Conflict)


10/01/2019: Perceptions of human security in southeast Myanmar (Theo Hollander, Saferworld)

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