Brown Bag Lunch Events 2015


15/12/2015: Innovations in conflict transformation: Reflections from the Philippines and Colombia: Kristian Herbolzheimer – Director of the Transitions to Peace programme (Philippines and Colombia), Conciliation Resources

10/12/2015: Peacebuilding through Education – the example of Afghanistan: Nancy Dupree – Director, Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University, Jelena Bjelica – Researcher, Afghanistan Analysts Network, David Gill – journalist, photographer and filmmaker

07/12/2015: Addressing Security Governance in Nigeria and Sierra Leone: Alyson Lyons – Senior Manager Sub-Saharan Africa Programme and Kehinde Togun – Deputy Director Sub-Saharan Africa Programme, Partners Network


20/11/2015: ‘Civil Society for a Human Security Strategy in Mali’: Sharing Insights: Dr Naffet Keita and Mr Mahamady Togola, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP Mali)

05/11/2015: GENDER AND THE ROLE OF SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVES: A Conversation with Marriët Schuurman, Special Representative, Women, Peace and Security, Office of the Secretary General – NATO

03/11/2015: The EU enlargement process: views from women’s organisations in the Western Balkans: Ines Leskaj – Albanian Women Empowerment Network (Albania), Duska Andric Ruzic – INFOTEKA (Bosnia and Hercegovina), Donjeta Morina – Kosovo Women’s Network (Kosovo), Sneska Ilikj – REACTOR (Macedonia), Fatima Naza – Center for Roma Initiative, Roma Women Network (Montenegro) and Ksenija Perisic – Catalysta (Serbia)


24/09/2015: The European Parliament’s Mediation Support Service: Dr Gerrard Quille – Head of the European Parliamentary Mediation Support Service

14/09/2015: The European Institute of Peace: A Discussion with the Institute’s Executive Director Martin Griffiths: Martin Griffiths – Executive Director,European Institute of Peace


02/07/2015: The EU and peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Dr Laura Davis – Writer and researcher


17/06/2015: After ISIS: Perspectives from displaced communities on return to Iraq’s disputed territory: Sam van Vliet – Program Officer Iraq, PAX and Abdul Aziz Jarba, head of the organisation al-Tahrir an Nuzumujiyya

11/06/2015: Protecting civilians in LRA-affected areas: What can the African Union and the European Union do better?: Ned Dalby – Projects Manager East and Central Africa Programme, Conciliation Resources

02/06/2015: Peacebuilding in Syria: The Role of Women: Two Syrian women activists


19/05/2015: NATO’s support to conflict prevention and transition: Ms. Burcu San, Head of Section, Operational Preparedness Section, Operations Division and Mr. Andrew Cullen, Force Planner, Defence Policy and Planning Division, NATO


21/04/2015: Soft Approaches to Preventing Violent Extremism in Indonesia: Scott Cunliffe – Indonesia Country Director, Search for Common Ground

02/04/2015: Implementing sustainable business practices in Madagascar: Hilde Deman – Madagascar Country Director, Search for Common Ground


05/03/15: The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: Fostering Social Cohesion between Syrian and Lebanese Communities: Emily Jacquard – Lebanon Country Director, Search for Common Ground


26/02/2015: Islamist youth activism in Afghanistan: Borhan Osman – Researcher, Afghanistan Analysts Network

20/02/2015: Challenges to the peace process in the Philippines: Augusto (Gus) Miclat Jr. – Executive Director, Initiatives for International Dialogue; and Board Member and Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

09/02/2015: Recent Challenges in International Mediation and Peace Negotiations: Sven Koopmans – Senior Mediation Expert, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations

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