New Actors and the Changing Field of Peacemaking and Peacebuilding
Arrivals from 09.00, Conference starts 09.20. Coffee breaks and sandwich lunch provided. You are invited to contribute on the door - £5 for students/unwaged. others £10. Cash is preferred. Bank details will be available. Cheques accepted! Walk-ins on the day are welcome but to assist organisation please register:
This, the sixteenth annual OxPeace Day-Conference, aims to survey the current world scene and reflect on new issues and actors in peacemaking and peacebuilding, including the roles of AI, climate change, the private sector, China, Qatar, and grassroots actors.
Keynote speakers: Professor Roger Mac Ginty (Durham University School of Government and International Affairs, Director of the Durham Global Security Institute, Editor of ‘Peacebuilding’, co-director of the Everyday Peace Indicators project, with a particular interest in the intersection between top-down and bottom-up approaches to peacemaking; and Nisreen Elsaim, Sudanese environmental activist, expert in energy and climate policy, recently chair of UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
Panel speakers: Dr Mateja Peter (St Andrew’s; Global Governance, peace operations, PeaceRep) on ‘Global fragmentation and its impact on peace processes;
Sam Daws (Senior Practitioner Associate, Dept. of Politics and IR, Oxford, on ‘AI in peace and security: the opportunities and challenges’;
Leon Yu Liang (Saferworld, Beijing office; online): China’s new roles.
Dr Richard Barltrop (consultant practitioner, Oxford): new mediators in the Middle East and North Africa.
Daniel Schaefer (postdoc, Psychology, Oxford): new insights from psychology on intractable conflict and de-escalation.
Dr Isabella Bunn (Oxford, Law): new roles of business in peacebuilding.
Interaction: The Conference this year aims to dedicate time to in-depth engagement with the speakers and their topics.
Date: 18 May 2024, 9:00 (Saturday, 4th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: St John's College, St Giles OX1 3JP
Venue Details: Accessible auditorium St John's College
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
Organiser: Liz Carmichael (University of Oxford)
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Host: OxPeace (University of Oxford)
Part of: OxPeace Events
Booking required?: Recommended
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Cost: Students £5, non-students £10, includes coffees & sandwich lunch. Cash on door preferred, or bank transfer details will be available.
Audience: Public
Editor: Liz Carmichael