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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Bridging Identity Conflict Fault Lines: Women and Youth Engagement in Community to National Peace Processes

28th October 2019, 17:30 to 18:30, Senior Common Room, College of St Hilde and St Bede, Martine Miller (International Center for Religion and Diplomacy)

Abstract

Several peace processes in recent years have demonstrated the important influence of deepening identity conflict fault lines on official negotiations. In a response to conflict and violence, women and youth continue to transcend these identity divides—religious, ethnic, socio-economic—to work together to bridge gaps, air and address tensions, build trust, advance and inspire community to national level peace processes, negotiate with extremist actors, progressively reconcile and build trust. Despite successes while under intense threats, their peace work is impactful yet is often invisible. They are often not recognized, resulting in their capacities remaining untapped as a vital resource for ensuring more inclusive peace processes that transcend identities and result in more durable negotiated agreements and implementations. This public lecture analyzes the challenges, opportunities, specific methods, and amplifies the role of women and youth actors’ capacities to transcend identity divides, with a focus on religious and ethnic conflict fault lines at the community to national level peace processes in Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Thailand, South Sudan and Libya.

This lecture is free and open to all.

Details about Martine Miller

Directions to College of St Hilde and St Bede

Map – College of St Hilde and St Bede is denoted as building No. 30

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.