Graduate Student Workshop - ‘Promoting Peace’ in Theory and Practice: The role of Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy and Mediation

23 November 2018
Workshop
Bruges

Vesalius College of Global Affairs, the United Nations University on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the Global Governance Institute present:

 

‘Promoting Peace’ in Theory and Practice:  The role of Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy and Mediation 

 

Vesalius College of Global Affairs (VUB),  in cooperation with the United Nations University on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the Global Governance Institute (GGI), invites you to a one-day intensive graduate student workshop on “Promoting Peace in Theory and Practice: The Role of Diplomacy and Mediation”.

Held in the Context of the Foundational Course ‘Theories and Applied Issues of Global Peace, Security and Strategic Studies’ of the MA in Global Peace, Security and Strategic Studies at Vesalius College the seminar will offer an overview of the theoretical diversity and core conceptual foundations of peace studies as well as two intensive sessions by practitioners on applied issues of conflict resolution, diplomacy and mediation.

Speakers include Professor Joachim Koops (Professor of IA at Vesalius College of Global Affairs and Director of the  Global Governance Institute, Brussels), Holger Osterrieder (German Diplomat, Expert in the EU EEAS’ Conflict Prevention, Mediation and Peacebuilding Section and former Deputy Head of Mission for UN Operations in Mali and Mongolia as well as Adjunct Professor of International Affairs and Diplomatic Practice at Vesalius College) and Halil Kosumi (United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security, UNLOPS and former Project Officer with UNDP, Kosovo as well as OSCE/UNMIK).

The seminar is primarily organised for VeCo graduate students, but a limited number of places is also open to students from the College of Europe, members of UNU-CRIS and outstanding Honours Students of VeCo.

To register, please send an email to jkoops@vub.be by 21st November 2018.

PROGRAMME

09.30 – 10.00:              Arrival & Welcome Coffee at UNU-CRIS (Potterierei 72, Bruges)

10.00 – 10.15:              Welcome Remarks by Professor Madeleine Hosli (Director, UNU CRIS)

                                        and Professor Joachim Koops (VeCo/GGI)

10.15 – 11.15:              Promoting Peace: Theoretical Approaches and Core Concepts

                                        Professor Joachim Koops (VeCo/GGI)

11.15 – 12.15:              Promoting Peace in the Balkans: A UN and OSCE perspective (tbc)

                                        Mr Halil Kosumi, United Nations Liaison Office for Peace & Security

12.15 – 13.00:              Sandwich Lunch

13.00 – 15.00:              Peace, Conflict & Mediation: Insights from a Practitioner Perspective

                                        Holger Osterrieder (German Foreign Office/EEAS & Vesalius College)

15.00 – 15.30:              Final Discussions and Conclusions

16.00 –                          Informal Drinks and further discussions

All sessions take place on the premises of UNU-CRIS in Bruges

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