Cycle comprising six round tables on entrenched conflicts and crises, focusing on global trends as well as regional and country-specific analyses. Participants will explore topics such as the reasons for conflict deadlocks, the possible related factors, the advances and setbacks over time, and the predictions for the future.
"Making peace is about bringing the teeming conflicts of society to a minimal point of consensus. It is about painting a new vision on the canvas of a nation's political history." Benazir Bhutto
Recent years have seen intense conflict and war. Every day the headlines in newspapers and news programmes are about the endless conflicts, some of them chronic and some of them new, that make the world such an unstable, volatile place.
Over the course of the six sessions in the cycle, we will analyse these conflicts from different perspectives: the nature, number and intensity of current trends, the types of actors involved, the consequences for the civil population and the role of new technologies. We will also discuss the instruments at our disposal to respond to and prevent these conflicts, and we will assess the limitations and fitness for purpose of these instruments.
At a regional level, we will focus on two great myths: Africa in a state of permanent war, and Latin America freed from conflict. In a more detailed manner, we will analyse the crisis in Libya and the genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.
The overarching aim of the cycle is to conduct a preliminary analysis of more general issues, continue with a regional analysis and then focus on specific crises. International specialists with diverse profiles will engage in a debate, putting forward their own arguments and thoughts about major issues.
Each session will include a structured discussion between experts from different fields of knowledge and with different experiences.
Coordinated by: IECAH (Instituto de Estudios sobre Conflictos y Acción Humanitaria)