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Democracy & Conflict Series
This series will explore the relationship between democracy and conflict.
The first in the series will address elections in post-conflict Africa. Too often, elections in Africa are triggers of violent conflict, particularly in post-conflict societies where the core causes of conflict have not been resolved and key stakeholders have not resolved differences. The second in the series, will examine the Arab Spring and reflect on prospects for peaceful elections and stable forms of democratic processes emerging in the region. The third and final session, will discuss the influence of religion and culture on varying interpretations of democracy and the implications for peacebuilding and conflict prevention, particularly when Western Governments and donors actively promote Western models of democracy in post-conflict settings.
Elections in Post-Conflict Africa: How Can They Contribute to Democratic Transitions?
Tuesday, July 10th from 9:30am to 11:30am
The Middle East and Arab Spring: Prospects for Sustainable Peace
Tuesday, September 11th from 9:30am to 11:30am
Religion, Culture, and Interpretations of Democracy
Tuesday, October 16th from 9:30am to 11:30am
Note: There is no August Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum