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Beyond Bombs and Bandaids: The Prospects for Peace - public lecture by Harr...
Thu, May 4, 2017, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM BST
The purpose of this annual lecture is to promote top-level reflection on intercultural understanding and the creative possibilities of mutual intercultural enrichment.
The speaker for this lecture will be Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert, Europe’s largest peace building organisation. Harriet Lamb spent 16 years leading Fairtrade in the UK and internationally, guiding the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK through a period of significant growth. Her leadership in this area led to her being awarded a CBE. She has worked with several other non-governmental organisations, always with an interest in international development issues, and has written a book Fighting the Banana Wars and Other Fairtrade Battles.
The title of Harriet Lamb's lecture is:
Beyond Bombs and Bandaids: The Prospects for Peace
At a time when conflict is on the rise and international systems seem unable to protect the most vulnerable, Harriet Lamb’s lecture will contend that peace remains within our power. Conflict is inevitable; violence is not. Sketching out the nature and causes of violence today, she will consider how peacebuilding, including citizen-led approaches, can produce safer, more just and prosperous outcomes, and at a lower cost than military solutions. She will describe how peace is being built on a daily basis from Colombia to Tunisia, Philippines to Rwanda and even in countries in the midst of war, and will argue there is an ever increasing urgency to invest in peace-building, and to support all those championing tolerance.
Booking is essential for this event. If you have any questions please contact Louise Bellenger at Event Durham by email (firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively contact Linda Crowe (email@example.com).