Crime, Conflict, and Terror: Convergence or Divergence?
A panel discussion and debate
The world is becoming less peaceful. Global incidences of conflict, homicides, terrorist attacks, and violent crime are all rising. At the same time, the root causes and drivers of these phenomena are becoming ever more complicated and difficult to tackle. Perpetrators range from lone wolves to gangs, insurgents to governments, religious movements to nameless masked faces on the internet. Violence and conflict produce chronic humanitarian crises, unprecedented migratory flows, and ever-greater inequality, which in turn exacerbate the conflicts and create a vicious cycle. Peacebuilders and policy-makers face daunting challenges, and the international community must draw on all of its resources and bring all of its expertise to bear to confront and resolve the threats it faces.
Against this backdrop, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized crime and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are convening several distinguished speakers to discuss the relationships between crime, conflict, and terror. They will bring personal and professional experience from all around the world to the table, in what promises to be a spirited and lively debate and discussion. We hope you will be able to join us and participate in this important exchange of ideas.
• Mark Shaw, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (chair)
• Prof. Etannibi Alemika, University of Jos
• Dr. Jorge Chabat, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (Mexico City)
• Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Institution
• Dr. Christian Nellemann, Norwegian Center for Global Analyses, UNEP Rapid Response Unit
• Thierry Vircoulon, International Crisis Group
(Tram 11, 17, or 18 to Welhavensgate; T-banen Nationaltheatret)
Contact: Adam Rodriques
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
+41 (0)79 594 54 92