Defending Democracy Roundtable

The lively group discussion on defending democracy, hosted by Microsoft and organized in collaboration with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy – Brussels on 21 March 2024, was a resounding success.

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Building Peace by Mediating in Violent Conflict: a Workshop

Main takeaways Conflict mediation and conciliation is a broad field that can be conceptualised and applied in very different ways. What matters, however, is that everyone engages in conflict mediation on an almost daily basis and usually the factors for success in mediation are similar, irrespective of whether applied to a global conflict or to…

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Why are gender and inclusivity important for peace and security?

Main Takeaways: A critical analysis of women’s inclusion in peace and security must be made to distinguish between their role as the forefront of transformation for women’s rights or as an essentialist presence to promote the façade of women’s inclusion. Gender as a concept cannot be discussed through binaries, but rather as an intersectionality that…

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