17th January 2019
Time: 17.30-19.00 (Registration from 17.00)
Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty St, London WC1N 2LS
The world has become consistently less peaceful and more violent over the past decades. Contrary to popular perception, however, neither war nor terrorism is a leading source of this violence. So what are the main factors that account for this trend across states and societies, which has become especially prevalent among democracies in the developing world?
This event, co-organised by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Overseas Development Institute, will explore this question and ask what the implications may be for how international actors and the donor community seek to address the problem of violence and conflict.
Anchored around Rachel Kleinfeld's new book A Savage Order, the event will begin with a discussion on the book, followed by remarks from a panel. The discussion will feature insights on the links between violent groups, organised crime and (democratic) politics from a variety of perspectives, and reflect on some of the responses that have been explored in different settings to overcome violence.
Alina Rocha Menocal, Senior Research Fellow, Politics and Governance, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
'A Savage Order'
Dr Rachel Kleinfeld, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict and Governance Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
in conversation with
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute
- Dr Markus Mayer, Regional Director, Asia, International Alert
- Prof. Jenny Pearce, Latin America and Caribbean Centre, London School of Economics
Join in the conversation @BinghamCentre #conflict #RuleofLaw
The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (London), the Overseas Development Institute (London) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (US)
Pricing and Registration
This event is free to attend however pre-registration is required.
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This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 hours.
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