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Global Conflict | The Human Impact

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Conflict is inherent in all societies and has persisted for thousands of years, leaving long-lasting economic, educational and political effects. Nothing, though, is more devastating than the impact on people.

The University of Chicago’s Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast will convene world leaders, scholars and those who are actively working on the ground in conflict zones for Global Conflict | The Human Impact. This two-day conference will examine the lessons learned from resolved conflicts, challenges presented by current conflicts, and the tremendous negative impact on individuals and families.

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  • 23-24 August, 2018
  • Queen's University Belfast
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  • Morning

    Conference Opening: 10.00am

    Welcome
    Ian Greer
    Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast
    Opening Remarks
    Robert J. Zimmer
    President, University of Chicago

    Keynote Address: 10.15am

    Introduction
    Professor Richard English
    Distinguished Professorial Fellow, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast; Pro-Vice Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast; Author, “Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA”
    Keynote Address
    Senator George J. Mitchell
    Inaugural United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (1995 – 1998); Independent Chairman, Northern Ireland Peace Talks; United States Special Envoy to the Middle East (2009-2011)

    Northern Ireland: How Peace was Built: 10.45am

    Additional speakers to be announced

    Discussion
    Father Gary Donegan
    Talks Chair, North Belfast Community Resolution Panel; Director, Peace and Reconciliation for the Passionist Order
    Reverend Harold Good
    Recipient, World Methodist Peace Award (2007)
    Monica McWilliams
    Co-Founder, Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition; Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (2005-2010); Emeritus Professor, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University
  • Lunch

    12.00pm

  • Afternoon

    Keynote Address: 13.30pm

    Keynote speaker to be announced


    Tea Break: 14.45pm


    Colombia: The Path to Peace: 15.15pm

    Discussion
    Sergio Jaramillo Caro
    Former High Commissioner of Peace, Colombia (2012-2016)
    Maria Teresa Ronderos
    Director, Open Society Program on Independent Journalism; Editor-in-Chief, VerdadAbierta.com
    Professor James Robinson
    Institute Director, The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts; The Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, The University of Chicago; Co-author, “Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty”
  • Morning

    Keynote Address: 9.00am

    Introduction
    Peter B. Finn
    Principal, St. Mary’s University College Belfast
    Keynote Address
    Filippo Grandi
    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, The UN Refugee Agency

    Policy Responses to the Refugee Crises: 9.45am

    Discussion
    Lyse Doucet
    Moderator, Chief International Correspondent, BBC
    David Donoghue
    Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations
    Honorable Anne C. Richard
    Former US Assistant Secretary of State, Population, Refugees & Migration (2012-2017); Former Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy, International Rescue Committee (2004-2012)
    Dr. Fiona Murphy
    Research Fellow, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University Belfast

    Tea Break: 10.45am


    Refugee Crises and Families: 11.00am - 12.00pm

    Discussion
    Lyse Doucet
    Moderator, Chief International Correspondent, BBC
    Muzoon Almellehan
    Goodwill Ambassador, UNICEF and Syrian Refugee
    Dominic MacSorley
    Chief Executive Officer, Concern Worldwide
    Sanj Srikanthan
    Acting Senior Vice President and Executive Director for Europe, The International Rescue Committee
    Dr. Jeannie Annan
    Senior Research Associate, The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, The University of Chicago; Senior Director for Research and Evaluation, International Rescue Committee
Getting Here
Whitla Hall, Queen’s University
University Road, Belfast,
BT7 1NN
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