Societies between war and peace

Panel 3

Federal Foreign Office

The conference’s third panel will consider various consequences of war, such as migration, forced displacement, population transfers, war traumas, brutalization and violence, and demobilization. How do societies address these challenges, and how can they successfully transition from war to peace?

Speakers Panel 3

Societies between war and peace
Chair: Dr. Christian F. Trippe

Head of the department for security and social policy at Deutsche Welle

Christian F. Trippe is the head of the department for security and social policy at the Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s public international broadcaster. Previously, he was head of the DW studios in Kiev, Brussels and Moscow. Before joining DW, he worked as a freelance journalist for various German broadcasting networks, and as an editor, journalist and moderator for the BBC and the German public broadcasting institution Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Trippe’s work focuses on foreign and security policy. He co-edited a volume on reporting on war and crises
(Kriegs- und Krisenberichterstattung. Ein Handbuch, 2008) and published a book with Andreas Elter on foreign correspondence (Ausland. Basiswissen
für die Medienpraxis, 2016).His latest TV productions include features on gas as a means of exercising political power and an evaluation of the
new conflict between East and West and its potential danger.

Heidi Tagliavini

Former Swiss Ambassador

Heidi Tagliavini is a Swiss diplomat noted for her service in international aid and peacekeeping missions. Entering the Swiss diplomatic service in 1982, she has mostly worked in and on the former Soviet Union (Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and Armenia). Since 1995, she has increasingly held leading positions in peace missions in crisis regions in the Caucasus. After the release of the EU-commissioned report on the conflict in Georgia in 2009, she served as the head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR) election observation mission in several parliamentary and presidential elections in Ukraine, Russia and Armenia. She also represented the OSCE in the 2015 negotiation of the Minsk II agreement concerning the war in Donbass.
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Prof. Robert Gerwarth

University College Dublin

Robert Gerwarth is a professor of Modern History at University College Dublin and director of the Centre for War Studies. For his work on political violence in the 20th century, he has received major research grants from the European Research Council (ERC), the Guggenheim Foundation, the Irish Research Council (IRC), and the Gerda-Henkel Foundation. He is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Prof. Gerwarth is the author of The Bismarck Myth (2005) and a biography of Reinhard Heydrich (2011). His third monograph, The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End was published in 2016. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is also the general editor of an Oxford University Press book series, The Greater War, which marks the centenary of the First World War.
(Picture Copyright: Robert Gerwarth)

Engjellushe Morina

Berghof Foundation

Engjellushe Morina works as a project manager in the Berghof Foundation’s Conflict Transformation Research Program. She focuses on the project “Opportunities for Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in the Western Balkans”. Furthermore, she is part of the Dialogue Mediation and Peace Support Structures Program where she manages the 1.5 Track Dialogue Project in Macedonia. Previously, she co-founded and chaired the Prishtina Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank focusing on the foreign and security policy of Kosovo and the region. She also ran a policy-oriented, socio-economic-political think tank in Prishtina for over five years. During the high-level negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia regarding Kosovo’s political status, she served as an expert and consultant for the protection of cultural and religious heritage within the Unity Team (2005-2007). In recent years she has conducted academic research in the areas of non-state actors and religious associations as governance actors (such as the case of Hezbollah in Lebanon), and the role of the EU External Action Service in facilitating negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia and talks with Iran.

Lotte Leicht

Human Rights Watch

Lotte Leicht has been the Human Rights Watch's EU Advocacy Director and Director of the organization's Brussels office since 1994. She is responsible for strategic advocacy vis-à-vis European governments, the European Union and other international and regional inter-governmental organizations. A lawyer by training, she has specialized in international human rights and humanitarian law and frequently testifies before international intergovernmental organizations. Furthermore, she has conducted human rights and humanitarian law investigations in various conflict zones and written extensively on human rights issues for major publications. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Leicht was program director of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights in Vienna and a staff member at the Danish Center for Human Rights. Her expertise includes International humanitarian law, human rights law, and refugee law, as well as Human rights research, advocacy and policy making. She is working on documenting abuses, response strategies, and international advocacy with governments, Parliamentarians, international and regional organizations.
(Picture Copyright: Lotte Leicht)