In an era characterised by global conflict Regent’s University London, in partnership with the Tutu Foundation UK, has invited a panel of exceptional experts to lead debate at its second annual ‘International Peace Summit: Resolving Conflicts Through Mediation,’ on Saturday 9th April 2016.
The full-day programme will cover topics including policing in Belfast, London, South Africa, the US and Gaza Strip, as well as the psychology behind conflict, international mediation, and a series of personal stories and analysis of conflict from around the world.
Speakers will include:
Nontombi Naomi Tutu, human rights activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who will review ‘the courage of those who seek
to build connections in times of crisis’
Sir Hugh Orde, recently retired President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, focusing on how ‘quiet conversations that engage can prove far more constructive than conflict’
Martin Bell OBE, retired war reporter, British UNICEF Ambassador and former independent politician, will discuss ‘how journalism has become unequal to the challenge of the times’
Peter Sheridan OBE, former Assistant Chief Constable with the Police Services NI, will cover ‘the complexities of terrorism and how talking to your enemies can resolve conflict’
Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane, who serves on the board of her grandparents Desmond and Leah Tutu’s Legacy Foundation, will talk about the Israel-Palestinian conflict
Serena Chaudhry – a TV journalist with Reuters News Agency in London and one of the youngest foreign journalists to cover the Iraq war, will discuss her experiences
Paul Randolph, Mediation course leader at Regent’s University London and author of new book ‘The Psychology of Conflict,’ explains:
“Mediation is an integral part of any peace process. It enables dialogue where parties have lost the ability to speak, and promotes mutual understanding where trust has evaporated. It can achieve more effective outcomes than those secured by armies of soldiers or cohorts of lawyers.
“This Peace Summit will serve to spread mediation practice far and wide. Regent’s University London is proud to participate with the Tutu Foundation in promoting inclusion, equal opportunity and justice to help build stable and peaceful communities.”
Clive Conway, Chairman of the Tutu Foundation UK, adds:
“Ubuntu – the South African term meaning ‘I am because you are – there is far more that we have in common than divides us’ – and the legacy of Desmond Tutu’s Peace and Reconciliation work around the world is the cornerstone of our work at the Tutu Foundation UK. We are forever optimistically spreading this philosophy and are grateful to Regent’s University London for partnering in this endeavour.”
See the full list of speakers, participants and programme details for the ‘International Peace Summit: Resolving Conflicts Through Mediation’ and BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE