On Friday 21 April 2017, Pax Christi International is organising a panel discussion entitled ‘Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace’. The panel discussion will focus on the potential of nonviolent strategies and tools, especially as part of EU policies responding to conflicts in the world. Participants will gain greater understanding about nonviolent approaches to conflict and their effectiveness. In addition, the panel will discuss how EU policies can support nonviolent strategies for prevention of violent conflict and protection of vulnerable communities. This event follows an event held on 2 March at the United Nations in New York.
The panel of speakers includes:
- Ms. Marie Dennis, Co-President, Pax Christi International
- Sr. Teresia Wamuyu Wachira, lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at St. Paul’s University, Nairobi, and board member of Pax Christi International
- Ms. Canan Gündüz, Mediation Advisor at the EU External Action Service (EEAS)
- Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Director of the Global Governance Institute (GGI)
Moderator: Ms. Pat Gaffney, Coordinator of Pax Christi UK