Global Networks of Mediation

Endast inbjudna · Parliament Annex Auditorium (Pikkuparlamentti) · 05.03.2012 09:00 - 12:00
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Today’s peace mediation involves a greater number and diversity of actors than ever before. At present, the global arena of mediation is facing a transformation from a club of well-coordinated governmental actors to a dynamic network, where small and big states, regional organizations and non-governmental actors jointly design, implement and learn from peace mediation and related efforts. On the one hand, this possesses a great challenge for states, as traditional roles and responsibilities have to be adapted to the changed context. But at the same time, it also offers opportunities for those actors which can reshape their profile to better respond to the new situation. This seminar will examine the prospects, avenues and capacities of small states and Finland in particular to perform successful peace mediation in these global networks of peace mediation. What kinds of structures of peace mediation should small states and Finland generate? Which unique features, leverages and advantages can they utilise? With which actors should they forge cooperation arrangements?

Opening of the seminar
8.30 – 9.00 Coffee

9.00 – 9.05 Welcoming wordsMika Aaltola, Programme Director of the Research Programme on Global Security, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

9.05-9.15 Opening remarksTuija Talvitie, Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative

Part 1 Key note speeches
9.15 – 9.40 Role of governmental actors of small states in mediation of modern conflictsWilliam Zartman, Professor Emeritus, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

9.40 – 10.00 Role of private actors of small states in mediation of modern conflictsAndrew Marshall, Senior Advisor on Mediation, Crisis Management Initiative

10.00 – 10.15 Comments – Tuija Talvitie

Part 2 Panel discussion
10.15 – 11.50 Panel discussion on prospects, challenges and opportunities for Finland as a peacemaker

Moderator: Tuija Talvitie

William Zartman, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Marshall, Senior Advisor on Mediation, Crisis Management Initiative

Heli Kanerva, Special Representative for Mediation and UN Resolution 1325, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Kimmo Kiljunen, Special Representative of Foreign Minister for Regional Peace-Mediation Tasks

Antti Pentikäinen, Executive Director of Finn Church Aid

11.50 – 12.00 Concluding remarks – Tuija Talvitie