Peacebuilding Workshop – August 24, 2016

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Date: Wednesday, 24 August, 2016
Time: 13.00h – 17.00h
Location: Vesalius College, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels

Vesalius College and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) are pleased to invite you to a workshop on “Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Preventing Conflict and Sustaining Peace.”

This half- day workshop will disseminate the findings from Rising Powers and Peacebuilding, a two-year research project co-chaired by American University’s School of International Service and NUPI, with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The research was carried out by: the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) in Turkey, the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) in South Africa, the United Services Institution (USI) in India, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Indonesia, American University & NUPI.

At this seminar, researchers from Turkey, South Africa, Brazil and India will share the findings of the research they have recently undertaken into how their countries understand and approach peacebuilding, and how these approaches to peacebuilding might provide new ideas or insights that will be useful to the EU and other international organizations. The Global South is increasingly active in multilateral and bilateral efforts to prevent conflict and sustain peace in war-torn countries. Some see their efforts as meaningful because they bring their own recent experiences of transitions and post–conflict recovery to their approaches to peacebuillding in other countries. Others note that they bring new values and principles to peacebuilding, but this does not imply that there is one Global South or Rising Power approach to peacebuilding. More research is necessary to assess whether their efforts are more effective than traditional approaches. The project drew on interviews, policy documents, and case studies of new approaches to peacebuilding in Somalia, Myanmar, and Afghanistan. More information on the project and its research publications are available at:

For the full programme of the workshop, please click here.

Participation is free but registration is required.

To register for the event – please CLICK HERE.

We look forward to your participation in the workshop.