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Conference Henri Lafontaine "Challenges for a Peaceful World : An Agenda for the XXIst Century"

Henri Sprimont, Scientific Liaison Officer - Wallonia Brussels International

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 at 2:30 PM - Friday, 13 December 2013 at 5:30 PM (EST)

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CONFERENCE HENRI LAFONTAINE

 

Challenges for a Peaceful World

An Agenda for the XXIst Century

 

Uppsala, 11th, 12th & 13th of December 2013

 

A joint initiative of

Uppsala University & Wallonie-Bruxelles International

 

 

PROGRAMME

Day 1, Wednesday the 11th of December 2013

 

OPENING SESSION

 

1430                       Welcome and Introduction

1500                          Pacifism: History, Successes and Perspectives

Luc Mampaey, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Director of the Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security – GRIP

 

1525                       Peace as a Human Right

Thomas Hammarberg, Former Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (TBC)

1550                       The unfinished agenda of “Health for all by the year 2000”

                                Thorkild Tylleskär, University of Bergen, Global Public Health and Primary Care

1615                          Coffee Break                            

 

KEEPING PEACE IN A CHANGING WORLD

 

1635                       Trends in Peace and Modern Conflicts

                                Peter Wallensteen, Uppsala University

1700                       Peacekeeping Operations in a Changing World

                                Michel Liégeois, Université Catholique de Louvain

1725                       A New Geopolitics of Peace

                                Xenia Avezov, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute – SIPRI

1750                       Reforming the United Nations Security Council

Hans Corell, Former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Legal Counsel of the United Nations

 

Day 2, Thursday the 12th of December 2013

 

DISARMAMENT

 

0900                       Retention and Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - The Existential Threat of the XXIst Century

Rolf Ekéus, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Former Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq

0935                       Turning the half full glass into a half empty one. The Case of Nuclear Doctrines after the End of the Cold War

Christophe Wasinski, Université Libre de Bruxelles

 1000                       Nuclear Energy: Between Legitimacy and Threat

                                Quentin Michel, Université de Liège

1025                         The Nuclear Security Agenda after Fukushima

                                Masako Ikegami, Tokyo Institute of Technology

1050                       Coffee Break

1110                       Title Pending

                                Roger Roffey, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency

1135                       Weapons for Peace? Arms Transfers, Armed Conflicts & R2P

Mélanie de Groof, Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security – GRIP

 

1200                       Lunch Break

 

RESOURCES, DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE

 

1300                      The Future of China's Peaceful Rise

 

                       Stein Tønnesson, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and leader of East Asian Peace program, Uppsala University 

1325                       Rethinking Africa - TBC

 

Mats Utas, Professor at the Nordic Africa Institute

 

1350                                  Transparency as a Precondition to Democracy and Peace

 

Elisabet Fura, Visiting Professor Stockholm School of Economics & Uppsala University, Former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights

 

1425                         Food Crises: Causes, Consequences and Necessary Solutions 

                                Baudouin Michel, Professor at Université de Liège

1450                         Water in the XXIst Century : The Knowledge – Policy Interaction

 

Håkan Tropp, Managing Director Knowledge Services Department, Stockholm International Water Institute  

1515                                    Governing Finance in the Public Interest

                                Jan Aart Scholte, Warwick University

1540                         Returns with Responsibility

Sasja Beslik, Head of Responsible Investment and Governance at Nordea Investment Funds

 

                Day 3, Friday the 13th of December 2013

 

JUSTICE, IDENTITY & DIALOGUE

 

0930                       Justice and Reconciliation

 

Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Former Professor at the Université de Liège 

1005                       The Importance of Memory in International Relations

 

Valérie Rosoux, Université Catholique de Louvain

1040                       The role of heritage in post-conflict situations: identity claims and reconciliations

Marie Louise Sorensen, Cambridge University 

1115                       Building Peace: The Critical Role of Religion

 

Gunnar Stalsett, Bishop Emeritus of Oslo, Niwano Peace Prize 2013, Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Member of the Board of Directors of the Library of Alexandria

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES & HUMAN VULNERABILITY

 

 

1200                       Lunch 

1300                       Geopolitics of Global Warming : The Acrtic Melting Case                               

                                Ekaterina Klimenko, SIPRI

1335                       Global Warming and its impact upon populations

                                               

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Vice Chair of the International Panel for Climate Change, Université Catholique de Louvain

1410                     Climate Change Induced Migration and Conflict Prevention

 

Ashok Swain, UppsalaUniversity – Peace and Conflict Research   Center                                         

1445                     How to make global governance for sustainable development more effective and                  

                             Legitimate: The role of science and other stakeholders. 

                             Karin Bäckstrand, Lunds Universitet

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

1520                     Concluding Remarks 

                              Gunnar Stalsett, Bishop Emeritus of Oslo, Niwano Peace Prize 2013, Member of the             Norwegian Nobel Committee, Member of the Board of Directors of the Library of Alexandria

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