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04: Confidence-building in the context of security and ethnic conflicts

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Next to human suffering, the destruction of confidence is one of the key consequences of ethnic conflict and war. At the same time, confidence and renewed solidarity are essential aspects of post-conflict reconstruction and conflict prevention. The renewal of confidence does not only involve the reconciliation of different groups, but the reconstruction of confidence more broadly in society, which is often severely impaired through conflict. The seminar will focus on different forms of confidence-building after civil conflict. While debates often focus on institutions and tools of democracy and governance in post-conflict settings, the underpinning forms of social cohesion, solidarity and confidence are often not well understood.
In the context of confidence building, the discussions during the seminar will center on three aspects: mediation, reconciliation and consensus building.
These aspects are best understood not just as being group-centered, i.e. as focusing on relations between groups, but rather one needs to look at society more broadly to allow for a reduction of ‚groupness‘ and the emergence of alternate forms of solidarity and societal confidence.

Excecutive Director, The Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade
Lecturer in East European Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury
Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris

Natasa KANDIC

Excecutive Director, The Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade

 Natasa Kandic is the Founder and Executive Director of the Humanitarian Law Center, a Belgrade-based human rights NGO. Tirelessly campaigning for truth and justice for victims, she leads the Humanitarian Law Center in its mission to assist post-Yugoslav societies to re-establish the rule of law and come to terms with the legacy of massive and systematic violations of human rights. She advocates a regional approach to transitional justice and the official establishment of a regional commission to investigate and disclose the facts about war crimes in the former Yugoslavia

Mag. MA Ph.D. Florian BIEBER

Lecturer in East European Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury

Assistant for International Affairs, Rector s Office, Central European University, Budapest Instructor, International Relations and European Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest Regional Representative, European Center for Minority Issues, Belgrade (2001/2002); Sarajevo (2001) Project Advisor, European Center for Minority Issues, Belgrade Senior Non-Resident Research Associate, European Center for Minority Issues, Belgrade Visiting Professor, Central European University, Nationalism Studies, Budapest Visiting Professor, Interdisciplinary Master in East European Researches and Studies, University of Bologna, Forli Lecturer in East European Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury
1998-1999
1999-2000
2001-2002
2002-2006
since 2002
2002
2005-2008
since 2006

MA Ph.D. Luis PERAL

Research Fellow, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris

Lecturer in International Law, Law Faculty, University Carlos III of Madrid Senior Fellow at FRIDE (Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Diálogo Exterior), Madrid Ramon y Cajal Researcher, Ministry of the Presidency of the Spanish Government, Madrid Director of the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Programme at the Toledo International Centre for Peace, CITpax, Madrid
 Ph.D. in Law, MA in Law of the European Union, MA in Law, BA in Political Sciences, with specialisation in International Relations
 Diploma in English Law, University of Kent, Canterbury
1992-2004
2004-2006
2004-2008
2006-2008
 Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School, Lecturer at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Sanremo, Italy), Lecturer at the European Masters Course on Democratisation and Human Rights of the European Inter-University Centre (Venice)
 His research and publications, particularly, Éxodos masivos, supervivencia y mantenimiento de la paz (Trotta, 2001), are focused on International Refugee Law, Humanitarian Law, European Human Rights Law, and Peacekeeping

Seminarwoche

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kategorie: Alle Plenary Seminar
Genre : Alle Panel Seminar

20.08.2009

15:00 - 15:30 Eröffnung des Europäischen Forums Alpbach 2009 Plenary
15:30 - 17:00 Eröffnungsreferate Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Vorstellung der Seminarinhalte Plenary

20.08.-26.08.2009

Seminar 09: The future of the internet Seminar
Seminar 05: Vertrauen im Recht Seminar
Seminar 08: The United Nations: International trust and global governance Seminar
Seminar 07: Trust in America: Understanding the cultures and society of the United States Seminar
Seminar 04: Confidence-building in the context of security and ethnic conflicts Seminar
Seminar 11: Trust in science Seminar
Seminar 03: Global contracts, economic crisis and rebuilding trust Seminar
Seminar 01: Vertrauensbildung in der Kommunikation – Kontrolle ist gut, Vertrauen ist besser! Seminar
Seminar 13: Trust and confidence in medicine Seminar
Seminar 14: Kunstmarkt und Vertrauen Seminar
Seminar 10: Historical aspects of trust and confidence in societies Seminar
Seminar 06: Political trust and the role of religion Seminar
Seminar 12: Building trust: Development cooperation Seminar
Seminar 02: The biological foundations of trust and social decision-making Seminar

21.08.2009

15:30 - 17:30 Plenarveranstaltung „1989-2009: Von der Revolution zur Normalität. Herausforderungen der Stadtpolitik in Mitteleuropa“ Plenary

22.08.2009

15:30 - 17:30 Plenarveranstaltung: „Integrated risk policies for global systems at risk“ Plenary

24.08.2009

17:00 - 19:00 Plenarveranstaltung „Öffentliche Medien im digitalen Zeitalter – Wem vertrauen?“ Plenary

25.08.2009

15:30 - 17:00 Plenarveranstaltung „Ethik und Wissenschaft“ Plenary