On the 11th and 12th of May 2016, Vesalius College and the Conflict Resolution Program of Georgetown University co-organized an international workshop on the topic of “Bridging the Gap between Peace and Security Studies: Fostering a Transatlantic Dialogue between Scholars and Practitioners”. The two-day event at VeCo brought together over 40 senior policy-makers from the European Union, NATO, the United Nations and leading NGOs as well as military leaders, diplomats and leading scholars from, inter alia, the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, King’s College London, the University of Geneva and the University of Kiel.
You can also read the workshop report as follows:
‘Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice’
By Prof. Richard Caplan, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford
‘Lessons Learned from the Challenging Intersection between Security and Peacekeeping’
By Brig.-Gen (Ret) Peter Zwack, Scholar-Practitioner for Conflict Resolution, Georgetown University and retired US Army Brigadier-General
‘Could conflict management instruments from yesterday also be relevant in the future? A European Perspective’
By Col. Hans-Ilis Alm, Branch Chief for Long Term Development and Strategic Analysis in the Chief of Defence Staff of the Swedish Armed Forces
‘Bridging the Gaps between Research and Practice in the Areas of Peace and Security (Panel I)’
By Prof. Ulrich Schneckener, University of Osnabrueck and Chair, German Foundation for Peace Research and Non-Resident Fellow, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
Short interviews with conference participants are also available.
Please click on the picture below to see a slideshow of the event.