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Preventing Conflict Today: Learning from the First World War

23 February 2018 - 10:30am to 5:30pm

Chatham House, London


Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security Department, Chatham House
Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President and CEO, Meridian International Center; US Ambassador for Special Political Affairs, United Nations (2003-05)
Dr Helen McCarthy, Reader in Modern British History, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Andre Kaspi, Professor Emeritus of US History, Paris-Sorbonne University
Dr Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, Professor in History,  University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House; Director, Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice; Senior Lecturer in International Relations, School of Oriental and African Studies
Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK
Professor Sir David Omand, Visiting Professor, King’s College London
Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, International Security Department, Chatham House



To coincide with the centennial of President Woodrow Wilson’s 'Fourteen Points', Chatham House and Meridian International Center will host a workshop to bring together practitioners, policymakers and the next generation of leaders, to discuss the lessons that have been learned from 1918, the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles and the subsequent slide into the Second World War.

Participants at this event will discuss the role of international institutions and multilateral efforts to resolve and prevent conflict today, examine how recent developments in the domain of cyber and communication technologies impact on conflict and on conflict prevention for the future, and deliberate on which of President Woodrow Wilson’s points are applicable today. The interactive discussion will also focus on developing a new set of recommendations for sustainable peace and conflict prevention in the 21st century.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.