RISING 2018: The Anatomy of Peace
RISING Global Peace Forum welcomed 200+ delegates from around the world to RISING 2018: The Anatomy of Peace
Date: Wednesday 12 – Thursday 13 September 2018
Venue: Coventry, Coventry Cathedral
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About the event
What key elements are involved in building and sustaining peaceful societies?
RISING 2018: The Anatomy of Peace will explore, unravel and simplify the complex process of initiating contact, making a deal and sustaining peace.
Designed for policymakers, practitioners and academics, the forum will host a diverse range of special international guest speakers, panels and workshops over the two days to address the theme question, drawing on real experiences of resolving violent conflict and building peace all over the world.
By adopting The Anatomy of Peace into our message for 2018, this year’s main RISING Global Peace Forum event aims to address new questions, deliver new insights and inspire new dialogue and impact surrounding the entire peace process, whilst providing a space to develop new professional connections and collaborations.
About the Programme
Day one: Politics and Policy
Day one will feature several high-profile keynote speakers who have been involved in peace processes around the world, with exciting panel discussions and Q&A sessions.
Day two: Research and Practice
Day two will feature a series of speakers, panels and workshops about initiating, making and sustaining peace which will provide an opportunity for academics and peace practitioners to exchange key research, experience and learnings.
About the Speakers
Day 1 Keynote Speakers:
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Former President of Liberia and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Tawakkol Karman: International human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner from Yemen
John Bruton: Former Irish Taoiseach leading to the Good Friday Agreement and former Ambassador of the EU to the US
Ad Melkert: Extraordinary Member of Dutch Council of State and former Special Representative for UN Special Assistance Mission for Iraq
Alastair Campbell (Gala Dinner speaker): British journalist, broadcaster and Former Downing Street Director of Communications and Strategy
Day 2 Academic and Practitioner Speakers
To register your interest for future events or for general enquiries please contact RISING@coventry.ac.uk