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The Role of Inter-governmental, State and Non-governmental Players in Conflict Resolution

Centre for the Study of Global Governance public lecture

Date: Monday 29 October 2007
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Martti Ahtisaari
Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor

Martti Ahtisaari will draw attention to both challenges and opportunities of multi-stakeholder co-operation in conflict resolution. Mr. Ahtisaari's lecture is based on his extensive experience as a peace mediator, civil servant and board member of a number of non-governmental organisations."

Martti Ahtisaari has been involved with the UN since 1977 in a variety of tasks dealing among others with Namibia, Iraq, Horn of Africa and the Balkans. In addition he was facilitating a peace process between the Government of Indonesia and Free Aceh Movement, and has been involved in international tasks concerning Central Asia, Northern Ireland and Austria. Mr. Ahtisaari is active in a number of non-governmental organisations (Crisis Management Initiative, InterPeace, East-West Institute, Balkan Children and Youth Foundation). Martti Ahtisaari was the President of Finland between the years of 1994 and 2000.

This event is supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

Ticket Information

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required.

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Returns Queue

There will be a returns queue in operation for the Old Theatre. Shortly before the event starts we will fill any empty seats left by ticket holders with people from the returns queue. The returns queue will be located in the corridor outside the Old Theatre, LSE Old Building. Entry via the returns queue is not guaranteed, and is strictly subject to seats being available.

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The next public event organised by the Centre for the Study of Global Governance will be on Wednesday 21 November and is entitled Frivolous Entertainment or Potent Tool of Communication? The Role of Cartoons and Graphic Novels in a Global Age|.

Podcast and Transcript

A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel|.

A copy of President Ahtisaari's speech is also online.

Download: The Role of Inter-governmental, State and Non-governmental Players in Conflict Resolution| (pdf)