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Post Conflict Peace Building

by Carol Grojean, United States  In 1982 the danger of nuclear annihilation  seemed to have been eased but there were many other challenges going on in the world: Geopolitical corruption Religious Ideology Spheres of influence [...]

Finding your way in a world of uncertainty

by Maria Winters DiMarco, United States This week we have had the privilege of being trained in negotiation tactics by Wilbur Perlot, director of the Clingendael Academy. As a communications professional, I am fascinated with [...]

Discovering the Real ICC

  Auriane Botte (France) Day 4 was entirely dedicated to the International Criminal Court (ICC). As I am passionate about the ICC and International Criminal Justice, this day promised to be full of exciting discoveries [...]

Questions and hesitations towards the concept of “culture”

by Assya Bouali, Morocco  Today’s session of the IPSI Bologna Symposium held and directed by Mr. Wilbur Perlot, the Deputy Director of the Clingendael Institute of International Relations, was much more oriented towards hands-on activities [...]

Restorative and Retributive Justice: Where Do We Stand?

Elysa Hogg (Canada) The theme of today’s classes was ‘Mapping the Fields of Restorative and Retributive Justice.’ Within the first five minutes of the morning Dr. Tom Zwart distributed several international court scenarios for us [...]

Fearless Innovation

Laura Steele (Australia) After diving headfirst into fixing the post-conflict situation in Libya, guided and inspired by the highly accomplished and somewhat hard-core transition specialist and practitioner Audra Dykman, the scene was set early on [...]

What is Your Theory of Change?

Benita Sumita (India) “A man who wants to move a mountain does so by carrying away small stones at a time,” Confucius There is no doubt that the 2015 Hague Symposium is about the big [...]

Negotiation and Empathy

by Janine Bressmer, Germany/Canada  In today’s session of the IPSI Bologna Symposium we had the pleasure of meeting and learning from Wilbur Perlot, the Deputy Director of the Clingendael Institute, a Dutch Institute of International [...]

Putting the Just in Justice

Nathan Williams JP (Australia) The International Peace and Security Institute’s 10th Hague Symposium began with a dinner at the Rootz Restaurant attended by esteemed guest speaker Justice Richard Goldstone. Justice Goldstone was the first Chief Prosecutor [...]

Discontinuous Shifts

by Carol Grojean, United States Crossing the chasm of paradigm shifts can be tough for leaders. In conflict management, how can we help leaders move away from the model of aggression-to-violence-to-win or lose at the [...]

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