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Preventing Deadly Conflict: the role of NGOs

Friday 2 February, 1pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

NGOs have traditionally been viewed as parties beyond state interest, working for a particular cause. But what role can they play in the prevention of deadly conflict? And how is this role likely to evolve in the future?

Rt Hon Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister for Australia, President of the International Crisis Group and co-chair of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty will address these questions in a lecture organised by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Rt Hon Evans is known internationally for his role in the UN peace plan in Cambodia, bringing to conclusion the International Chemical Weapons Convention and founding the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

The lecture is not ticketed, it is free and open to all. Entrance is on a first come, first served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The lecture will be held at 1pm on Friday 2 February in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE.

For further information please email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043.

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Journalists are invited to attend this lecture.

For further information please contact Susanne Baker, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|

Notes for Editors

In creating a new MSc Human Rights degree LSE has drawn upon its considerable resources in the social sciences to develop a new programme of teaching, research and public outreach in human rights. The programme brings together academics and practitioners from a wide-range of disciplines and backgrounds for the integrated study of human rights. Through visiting fellowships and other seminars and research activities, the programme will link theory with practice and allow for concentrated enquiry into policy work to advance human rights. The MSc is one of the Centre's main components and is the first interdisciplinary human rights masters of its type, in this country. It draws together expertise in Law, Sociology, International Relations, Philosophy, Government, Social Policy, Anthropology among others. For further information on the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, please email Sharon Shalev at Human.Rights@lse.ac.uk| .

2 February 2001

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