This event will look at peace-making in the 21st century and the lessons learnt from attempts to stabilise Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. It will map out the new conflict environment and the rise of non-state actors and proxy forces through a prism of Syrian and Yemen conflicts including looking at the role of Iran. It will also consider the role played by the UN Security Council in preventing conflict.
Catherine Ashton is former High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy for the EU.
Razia Iqbal (@raziaiqbal) is a special correspondent for the BBC and main presenter on Newshour.
Alissa Johannsen Rubin (@Alissanyt) is the Paris bureau chief for The New York Times.
Mark Muller is Senior Mediation Advisor to the UN Department of Political Affairs and IGA Visiting Professor in Practice.
Tim Phillips is founder of Beyond Conflict.
Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) is the Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA). He joined the School as a Professor in Practice in the Department of Economics.
This event is one of a series of public events linked to the Hard Truths exhibition which will be on display at LSE from 1-26 October.
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A podcast of this event is available to download from Hard Truths: the art of peace-making in the 21st century conflict environment.
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