Berlin Summer Dialogue 2017

Exclusion as a cause of violent conflict. Strategies for International Cooperation

Around the world, crises and violent conflicts remain a major challenge for the international community. The causes are complex, but often enough social, political and economic exclusion play an important role. The members of the United Nations adopted the principle “to leave no one behind” with the Agenda 2030. International crisis engagement must therefore be reviewed critically to determine to what extent attention has focused exclusion so far. How can the international community play a supportive role in conflict situations? And what can be done to prevent the external actors to worsen existing forms of exclusion or trigger new ones?

These and other questions will be discussed at this year’s sef: Berlin Summer Dialogue with international experts from politics and administration, civil society and academia.

Public event on 28 June 2017 starting at 5 pm
"'Leave no one behind' – a paradigm for international crisis engagement?"

- Conference language German/English (simultaneous interpretation) -

The programme of the public event can be found here.

You can register at:
http://www.sef-bonn.org/en/events/berlin-summer-dialogues/berlin-2017/registration.html.

Expert Conference, 29 June 2017
The expert conference of the Berlin Summer Dialogue "Exclusion as a Cause of Violent Conflict – Strategies for International Cooperation" takes place on 29 June 2017 at 08.45 hrs.

- Conference language German/English (simultaneous interpretation) -

Participation is only possible by personal invitation. In case you are interested, please send an email to neubauer@sef-bonn.org.

A more detailed conference programme can be found here.

 

 

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