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ACUNS Annual Meeting
23-25 June 2022
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June 25, 15:00 - 16:30 CEST
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Roundtable: Book

Inclusivity in Mediation and Peacebuilding: UN, Neighboring States, Global Powers by Daisaku Higashi

  • Conflict Prevention and Mediation
  • International Institutions
  • Peace and Security
  • Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
  • Regional Cooperation

Inclusivity in Mediation and PeacebuildingThis book will focus on the recently published book, Inclusivity in Mediation and Peacebuilding: UN, Neighboring States, and Global Powers by Prof. Daisaku Higashi at Sophia University in Tokyo. The book is also recognized as one of the “ACUNS Series on the UN System.” It is based on field research in South Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and East Timor. The purpose of this roundtable is to share key features of the book, and to have active discussion between the author and prominent experts. While the book emphasizes the importance of inclusive processes in the phase of post-conflict peacebuilding, it illustrates the importance of mediators taking flexible approaches to inclusivity during armed conflicts, highlighting the crucial balance between the need to select conflicting parties to make an agreement feasible and the need to include multiple parties to make the peace sustainable. The panelists believe that this could provide an important opportunity to discuss one of the most critical questions in UN peace operations.

  • Speakers

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      Daisaku Higashi
      Sophia University (Japan)
    • Maria Fernanda Espinosa
      Maria Fernanda Espinosa
      Global Women Leaders and Robert Bosch Foundation (Germany)
    • Richard Ponzio Share Dr. Richard Ponzio
      Richard Ponzio
      Stimson Center (United States)
  • Chair

    • Alistair Edgar Alistair Edgar
      Alistair Edgar
      Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)