Tuesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm
Trust, Justice and the Conflict Continuum
If pluralism is essential to free and functioning societies, it is also the sine qua non of liberal democracy, and essential to the legitimacy – and sustainability – of the state. But when states fail to meet the needs of their citizens and collapse into violent conflict, what is the role of the international community and global civil society? Where does responsibility lie? We will explore interventions along the conflict continuum as well as global norms that assign responsibility. Will citizens trust their government, if access to health, education, jobs and even justice is uneven? And when governance fails, how can human security be assured? This conversation will focus on governments and the governed, with particular attention to access to justice and examples of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict reconciliation. Throughout, the role of race, gender, religious affiliation and ethnicity will be explored.
Robert Malley, incoming Vice President for Policy, International Crisis Group (moderator)
David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee
John Prendergast, Founding Director, Enough Project
Yifat Susskind, Executive Director, MADRE
David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice
Robin Wright, Senior Fellow, The US Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center
To listen to the audio of “Trust, Justice and the Conflict Continuum” on World Affairs online, please click HERE.