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Geopolitics on the table

Various experts and intellectuals on the subject of war and world conflicts will participate in a worldwide forum from 24-25 May in Dublin.

Military interventions are not always the best way to resolve conflicts. In fact, in many occasions, they cause harm rather than help.

For that reason the International Conference on Geopolitics has been scheduled, which seeks to examine the geopolitics of five conflicts (Colombia, Palestine, Kurdistan, Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland) and analyse how military forces in these conflicts made the population even more divided and threatened democracy. It will be divided into two sessions.

The first will be a conference which will include experts on the countries mentioned and amongst them the president of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has been invited in order to make an inaugural speech.

For the second session, a total of 50 special guests will discuss the following topics: “Lessons of Northern Ireland and Palestine”, “The role of the UN and the EU”, “Resources and conflict: the search for alternative resources”, “Demilitarisation and expansion of democratic space” and “Human rights and freedom of speech”.

The conference will take place on 24 May from 7am to 10pm in the Burke theatre, Trinity College, Dublin and on 25 May in the School of Ecumenical Studies, Trinity College, from 9:30am to 5pm.

(Translated by Emma O’Toole)

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