How to end a war


How to end a war

Oorlog en vrede
International peace mediator Fleur Ravensbergen and historian Simeon Paravantes about (un)succesful peace negotiations.

Sometimes, achieving peace seems almost as hard as fighting a war. Each new day of bloodshed and suffering can blur the prospect of resolution. It is no coincidence, then, that most wars end in frozen conflicts or stalemate without a clear end. Historian of war Dr Simeon Paravantes (UU) talks about the lessons we can draw from the past. What are the necessary steps for a successful and lasting way out of conflict?

Together with international peace mediator Fleur Ravensbergen, we take a closer look at what happens at the negotiating table. She mediated between terrorists, revolutionaries, politicians and UN staff in armed conflicts in Northern Ireland, Congo, Sri Lanka and Iraq. What does it take to get enemies talking about peace?


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Tuesday October 10 2023 (20:00-21:30)
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Oorlog en vrede

Met de inval van Rusland in Oekraïne komt oorlog weer dichtbij. Terwijl in de kranten analisten en opiniemakers elkaar bestoken met voorspellingen over het verloop van het conflict, nemen wij in deze serie een stap terug. Van desinformatie en strijdende hackers, tot vredesonderhandelingen en wederopbouw: met wetenschappers duiden we het fenomeen oorlog.