Provisional Agenda

               KCL Conflict, Security and Development Conference 2016

                                                Marginalised Communities

Location:  Great Hall
                   King’s College London
                   King’s Building
                   Strand Campus
                   London WC2R 2LS

Thursday 18th February, 2016: Opening Evening

18:00 – 18:30             Welcoming Remarks

18:30 – 19:00              Keynote Speaker – Marta Welander (Refugee Rights Data Project)

19:00 – 20:00              Welcome Reception – Wine and refreshments provided


Friday 19th February, 2016: Marginalised Communities Panels

9:00 – 10:30                 Panel 1: Women: Victims or agents of conflict?

Guiding questions: How does the role of women change throughout conflict? Can recognizing diverse gender roles better inform Conflict Resolution?

Confirmed speakers: Professor Funmi Olonisakin (King’s College London), Fiona Samuels (Overseas Development Institute), Marilyn Thomson (Central American Women’s Network)

10:30 – 11:00              Tea and Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30              Panel 2: Ethnic minorities, vulnerability, and conflict

Guiding questions: How have ethnic minorities been empowered or oppressed during conflict? Does ethnic vulnerability or insecurity always result in conflict?

Confirmed Speakers: Farah Mihlar (School of Oriental and African Studies), Dr Alexander Ramsbotham (Conciliation Resources), Maryyum Mehmood (King’s College London)

12:30 – 14:00              Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30              Panel 3: Marginalisation & radicalization of youth

Guiding questions: Do marginalised youths intensify armed conflict and terrorism? How can we prevent youth radicalization?

Confirmed Speakers: Shaun Danquah (London Metropolitan University), Abdul Rahman Al Ageli (Libyan Youth Forum), Dr. Erin Saltman (Institute for Strategic Dialogue)

15:30 – 17:00              Panel 4: Integrating Communities

Guiding questions: How can marginalised communities best be integrated into wider society? How should the needs of these communities be met?

Confirmed Speakers: Commander Mak Chishty (London Metropolitan Police), Yasmine Ahmed (Rights Watch UK), Dr Rebekka Friedman (King’s College London)

17:00 – 17:15              Short break

17:15 – 18:00             Closing remarks by Yasmine Ahmed (Rights Watch UK)


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