Accountability and Reconciliation in Asia


(Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am)

Many countries in Asia have developed rapidly in the last two decades, often weathering significant conflict in the process. But the transition from war to the creation of stable economies and political environments continues to be challenging. What conditions have led to stability in some countries, while challenging others? What role has the international community played in stabilization, and are countries sometimes better left to develop reconciliation strategies on their own?

In the aftermath of interstate conflict and civil war, countries are left to rebuild, often facing numerous challenges along the way. Whether recent conflict, like that in Sri Lanka, or conflicts that ended several decades ago, like that in Vietnam, there is no consensus on what process might best foment peace and stability in the long-term.

Please join Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp, US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice, and Philip G. Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law at NYU for a discussion comparing and contrasting post-conflict reconciliation in Asia. Our distinguished speakers will explore the lessons learned in the aftermath of civil war and will look into the different ways that they have approached the process of recovery, making recommendations as to which processes can work best in different environments. The program will be moderated by Warren Hoge, Senior Adviser for External Relations at the International Peace Institute.


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Event Details

Tue 04 Dec 2012
9 - 10:30 a.m.
725 Park Avenue (at East 70 Street), New York, NY
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