ICCS seminar series podcast: Peace Negotiations and Peacebuilding in the Middle East

Posted on Monday 28th April 2014

Peace Negotiations and Peacebuilding in the Middle East: The Role of Religion and Culture in Processes of Reconciliation

Hosted by the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security in association with the Department of Theology and Religion.

The conflicts in the Middle East have proved intractable for decades. No secure peace has been found and governments are seeking to maintain a fragile status quo.

In the face of competing demands over land and other resources, can religious actors participate in mediation efforts and play a peacebuilding role in the Middle East?

Is there a place for soft power next to realpolitik? What have been some of the examples of peacebuilding across cultures and religions?

Guest Speaker: Professor Kamel Abu Jaber (Director, Jordan Institute for Middle East Studies)

Chair: Professor Nicholas Wheeler

Discussants: Professor Stefan Wolff, Dr Josef Boehle, Dr Christalla Yakinthou, Dr Asaf Siniver.

Hosted by the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security in association with the Department of Theology and Religion. For more information about the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security: www.birmingham.ac.uk/iccs