15:00, September 28, 2018
Venue: Caucasus Institute Working language: English
On September 28 at 15:00, the Caucasus Institute will hold a roundtable to discuss conflict transformation and peacebuilding, with focus on the highly instructive case of the Troubles (the Northern Ireland conflict). While peacebuilding efforts have succeeded in putting end to violence in Northern Ireland and the Good Friday agreements have held for over 20 years now, the communities involved in the conflict remain separated which is impeding efforts towards long-term reconciliation. Participants of the roundtable will have the opportunity to draw parallels with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and discuss potential solutions in both conflicts.
H.E. Ms Judith Farnworth, Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, will make opening remarks. The guest speakers of the roundtable are Neil Jarman, CEO of the Institute of Conflict Research, Senior Research Fellow at the Senator George Mitchell Institute of Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University, Belfast, and Alexander Attwood, Associate (Senior Governance Expert) with The Stabilization and Recovery Network (TSRN) working on sub-national governance projects in the Province of Ninawa, Irbil and districts, Iraq (including Mosul, TelAfar, TelKiaf and neighbouring towns). An open debate will follow, moderated by CI Director Alexander Iskandaryan.
The roundtable is part of a project on Engaging society and decision-makers in dialogue for peace over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict funded by the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and implemented by the Caucasus Institute. The opinions and statements that will be made and discussed during the event may not coincide with the official position of the UK Government.
For additional information, please contact: Caucasus Institute 0025 Yerevan, Armenia 31/4 Charents St. (entrance from 9th Aygestan street) Tel.: 374 10 54 06 31 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.c-i.am