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Conflict Resolution in Libya

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What has happened in Libya since the Arab Spring in early 2011? How does Libya look like today? Who participated at the Berlin Conference and what did they agree on? And what is the UN arms embargo? – These and other questions were addressed in the presentation by Dr. Witold Mucha, who leads us through a specific conflict resolution case: Libya.  Speaker: Dr. Witold Mucha Date: 29.04.2020Length: ...

What is International Conflict Resolution?

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Dr. Witold Mucha, researcher at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf and initiator of the cross-site teaching project, gives an introduction to the major concepts and issues of international conflict resolution as they are discussed in the academic debate. Speaker: Dr. Witold Mucha Date: 22.04.2020Length: 20:14 Category: Conflict Resolution

Managing the Conflict in the Deep South of Thailand

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In this expert video Dr. Norbert Ropers shares his in-depth knowledge about the conflict in Southern Thailand. Besides giving insights into his work in mediating and researching, he particularly emphasis the necessity of insider mediation and the different peacebuilding environment in Thailand and Asia in general. Norbert Ropers is the Program Director for Southeast Asia at the Berghof Foundation and Senior...

Colombia: the long way to peace

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Viviana Garcia, a doctoral student at GIGA Hamburg, explains to us the “long way towards peace” in Colombia. This video entails the historical background and impacts of the conflict, the processes and dynamics in the peace process and current challenges of its implementation. Speaker: Viviana Garcia Date: 17.06.2019Length: 31:40 Category: South America, Mediation process

Wounded Memories Presentation 2019

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Patrick Hajayandi is the Senior Project Leader for the Great Lakes Region of Africa at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. He presents his report “Wounded memories” which includes perceptions of past violence in Burundi and perspectives for reconciliation. This report shows the results of his research conducted in Burundi between 2017 and 2018. Speaker: Patrick Hajayandi Date: 24.05.2019Leng...

Decolonial Peace

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Prof. Dr. Siphamandla Zondi, Professor at the University of Pretoria, explains the concept of decolonial peace, why its implementation is necessary to create peace on the African continent and what it might look like. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Siphamandla Zondi Date: 12.04.2019Length: 18:09 Category: Postcolonialism, Africa, North-South relations

Between Containment and Cosmopolitanism

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“A physical real movement is something that is absolutely critical to what it means to be a modern, full citizen.” – Prof. Loren B. Landau. Loren B. Landau from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg explains migration dynamics and governance within and from sub-Saharan Africa. He shows what future mobility and governance frameworks could look like and how they could influence migration with...

Global Migration

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Dr. Beth Whitaker, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, deals with the topic of global migration. Using various examples from different countries, she explains conventional wisdoms of migration, recent trends in African migration and what lessons can be drawn from the African migration response to migration worldwide. Speaker: Dr. Beth Whitaker Da...

Fortresses, Borders and Borderlands

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Dr. Chris Nshimbi shares his knowledge about borders, fortresses and borderlands. He defines these concepts, explains the characteristics of borders, which range from linking transnational identities to representing sights of contest and conflict. He also provides insights into his experiences in border areas on the African and European continent and into the impact borders have on further issues such as hu...