Conference programme

Conference languages: German and English

Displacement and Forced Migration –
Rethinking prevention

A detailed programme can be downloaded here

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

09.45 hrs Registration
10.15 hrs Welcome
Session I
A Global Challenge: International Responsibility and
Germany's Role in the Face of Rising Refugee Numbers
10.45 hrs Keynotes
11.15 Uhr Plenary discussion
Session II
The Causes of Displacement and Forced Migration:
The Historical Context
12.00 hrs Input
12.20 hrs Plenary discussion
13.00 hrs Lunch
Session III
Armed Conflict and Internal Repression
As Causes of Displacement
14.00 hrs Input
14.15 hrs Roundtable Talk
15.00 hrs Plenary discussion
16.00 hrs Coffee break
Session IV
Reducing the Appeal of Extremism –
Key Changes in Policy and Practice
16.30 hrs Input
16.45 hrs Roundtable Talk
17.30 hrs Plenary discussion


19.00 hrs Reception at the Berlin Town Hall
hosted by the Governing Mayor of Berlin

Thursday, 30 June 2016

09.00 hrs Registration
Session V
Environmental Chance Causing Forced Migration.
Prevention and Adaption
09.15 hrs Inputs
10.15 hrs Plenary discussion
11.00 hrs Coffee break with light refreshments
Session VI
Preventing Further Displacement.
Creating Prospects for Refugees in Neighbouring Countries
11.30 hrs Inputs
12.30 hrs Plenary discussion
Session VII
Towards Displacement-Sensitive Development and Foreign Policy?
13.15 hrs Outlook
13.30 hrs Closing remarks by the organisers



The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is issued by a team of co-editors from different world regions. For more information, see our press release.

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Cooperation in a Post-Western World


The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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How to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform


The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

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Global Food Governance


After the food riots around the world in 2007/2008, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was reformed. Since then, the CFS has developed into an innovative global policy forum that could be a role model for other Global Governance institutions. In the current evaluation process, however, the CFS also faces a number of challenges. What are the main characteristics of the CFS? How can it prove successful in a changing political environment? Nora McKeon answers these questions in the Global Governance Spotlight 2|2018 and exhorts member governments to value and reinforce this unique policy forum.

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