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Development Dialogues 2014

Category: Events

26 Sep 2014

The ISS PhD community is organizing the 12th Development Dialogue under the theme “Rethinking Democracy”, which will take place on 16-17 October 2014.


About 43 participants from universities in India, South Africa, USA, Germany, Denmark, UK, Switzerland, Colombia, Brazil, and The Netherlands will be presenting their papers in parallel panels.


GGSJ junior researcher and ISS PhD candidate, Mohammed Al Moghayer Omer participated in a special session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine in Brussels

Poster-RTP-EN-jpeg-723x1024Mohammed Omer participated as a member of the jury, composed of numerous prominent figures.

The jury was composed to examine Israel’s assault on Gaza during “Operation Protection Edge” and to submit findings on possible international crimes that had been committed by parties to the conflict.

More information available here.

On 19 September, GGSJ senior researcher and Professor of International Law and Development Karin Arts participated in the HagueTalks.

Described by one participant as a “a very inspiring event”, the event was held in the Peace Palace, and meant to be “a meeting place for creative minds, peace inventors and game changers in the field of peace and justice”.

Karin Arts presenting at Hague Talks at the Peace Palace
Photo (c) Kristen Cheney

The theme of Arts’ talk was ‘Young Justice: Kids in Conflict‘ and has been posted on YouTube. For more photos of her talk, visit the Hague Talks Facebook page.

All speakers focused on a  diverse range of aspects, from the role of music and dance, religion, philosophy, art, law (including human rights and children’s rights), data and identity. See the Hague Talks website for further general details, as well as the Hague Talks Facebook page and Twitter channel.

For all videos in the series, see: http://m.youtube.com/user/haguetalks

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