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PIN Roadshow Koblenz - 12 November 2015

PIN Roadshow Koblenz - 12 November 2015

The PIN Group is in Koblenz on 12 November 2015 for a PIN Roadshow on international negotiation.

The event is hosted by the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate and the Rwanda Centre and will be held at the University of Koblenz-Landau.  

 The event will reflect on contemporary global and European issues under the headline „Negotiations on Prevention and Reconciliation as Risk Management“ and focus on three topics: preventive diplomacy, reconciliation in Africa, and international security.

 The members of the PIN Steering Committee offer special perspectives and practical expertise on all three topics. In the morning, the experts will give brief introductory talks on the focal topics. In the afternoon, all participants have a chance to enter into active discussions with the experts during the thematic "break-out sessions".  

 The event will take place on the Campus Koblenz of the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Participation is free but registration is necessary as space is limited. More information on registration and location can be found here.

 

The programme:

1) 10.15 am - WELCOME

Felix Hampe, Vice-President of the University of Koblenz-Landau

Sascha Werthes, Director of the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate, University of Koblenz-Landau

Siegmar Seidel, Director of the Rwanda Centre, University of Koblenz-Landau

2) 10.30 am - NEGOTIATIONS ON PREVENTION AND RECONCILIATION AS RISK MANAGEMENT

I. William Zartman, The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, United States: Introducing the PIN Group.

Paul Meerts, The Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael, The Hague, Netherlands: Challenges in international negotiation

Cecilia Albin, Uppsala University, Sweden: Explaining international negotiating behavior.

Mikhail Troitskiy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia: Negotiating cybersecurity.

Mordechai Melamud, (retired) Provisional Technical Secretariat of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Vienna: WMD negotiations in the Middle East (Iran, etc.).

Valerie Rosoux, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium: Rwanda: memory versus reconciliation.

Mark Anstey, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa: South Africa's negotiated reconciliation project - progress and problems.

I. William Zartman, The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, United States: Preventive diplomacy.

3) 11.45 am - LUNCH BREAK

4) 1.15 pm - BREAK OUT SESSIONS IN THREE THEMATIC PANELS

Panel 1: Prevention - contemporary challenges in preventive diplomacy (with Albin, Meerts and Zartman)

Panel 2: Reconciliation - Rwanda, South Africa and beyond (with Anstey and Rosoux)

Panel 3: Risk Management - WMDs and Cybersecurity (with Troitskiy and Melamud)

5) 2.45 pm - COFFEE BREAK

6) 3:00 pm WRAP-UP PLENARY (end 3.45 pm)