Thursday, 12 December 2013

A world full of crises and conflicts: Is the International Community out of its depth?

Syria, Mali, Afghanistan—–Three conflicts that are in the public eye and that stand for many others, raising questions about the effectiveness of international crisis management. A panel discussion on 12 December 2013 in Bonn.

Photo: Andrew Stawarz

In view of million-fold human suffering, is the International Community indeed condemned to paralysis? Or are there still any chances for successfully counteracting dangers to peace?

These and other questions are in the focus of a panel discussion with Manfred Eisele who, as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations until the end of the 1990s in New York, was responsible for UN peacekeeping operations. He will be joined by current Member of Parliament Elke Hoff and Professor Dr. Conrad Schetter, Research Director at BICC, who will be discussing chances and limits of an effective peace and security policy. Rolf Clement, Deutschlandfunk, will facilitate the talk. 

It is a joint event by the City of Bonn, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V. (DGVN) and the Bonn Forum der Deutschen Atlantischen Gesellschaft e.V. with support of the publisher Herder.

Venue: Altes Rathaus, Bonn

Time: 6.30 p.m.

Contact and registration: By e-mail to event-office-international(at) or by fax to 49 228/77 5341.