Thursday, 15 December 2016

Towards Sustainable Peace: Understanding the linkages between social, political, and ecological processes in post-war countries

Lecture by Dr Florian Krampe on 21 December 2016 at BICC in BICC's Brown Bag Lecture Series "Displacement and Development".

Post-war countries are among the most difficult policy arenas for international and domestic actors. The challenge is not only to stop violence and prevent violence from rekindling, but moreover to help countries reset their internal relations on a peaceful path. The indirect, long-term effects of wars further exaggerate this challenge. Many of these relate to political and social aspects of post-war countries. Lasting impressions of human rights abuses committed during wars continue to shape the relations among members of societies for decades to come. Both, socio-economic and political impacts challenge the stability of post-war countries for many years. The challenges to public health have been found to be particularly severe and affect disproportionately the civilian population of post-war countries. Environmental and climate change expose post-war populations further, escalating the human costs of war long after active combat has ceased.

Invitation (pdf)