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Politics Roundtable: Legacies and Consequences of International Peacebuilding

5:00pm - 7:00pm / Thursday 25th April 2024 / Venue: Flex 4 Central Teaching Laboratory
Type: Symposium / Category: Department
  • Suitable for: Open to staff, students and the public.
  • Admission: Free - Just turn up
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This Roundtable brings together academics from the University of Liverpool/Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Germany, and the Netherlands to discuss the urgent question of the legacies and consequences of peacekeeping and peacebuilding. This is a current topic given the return of war to the European continent, the UN’s decision to close its flagship peacekeeping operations in Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the continuing humanitarian emergency in Haiti. To better situate analysis of what the future of peace operations holds, we require a deeper analysis their effects and consequences for formal and informal peace agreements since the end of the cold war. The empirical track record remains mixed and raise serious questions about the sustainability and the quality of peace, but also about the relations with the population and peacekeepers’ accountability.

Roundtable participants:
• Prof Thorsten Bonacker, University of Marburg, Germany
• Dr Werner Distler, University of Groningen, Netherlands
• Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley, UoL, Law School
• Dr Obert Hodzi, UoL, Politics Department
• Dr Chelsea Johnson, UoL, Politics
• Dr Ben Murphey, UoL, Law School
• Dr Ian Madison, LSTM, Humanitarian Studies

Chair: Dr Birte Gippert, University of Liverpool, Politics Department

Please join us for the roundtable discussion followed by Q&A and a wine reception.