Conference programme: The puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts

Programme for The puzzle of peace – towards inclusive development in fragile contexts

Note: The times in the programme are Helsinki local time, UCT+3
Programme opens
8:30 Helsinki
6:30 London
11:00 Delhi
1:30 New York

*Speakers with an asterisk will be attending the conference virtually.

Last updated 9 May 2022

Monday 16 May

The times in the programme are Helsinki local time, UCT+3

08:30-9:00Welcome address | Video

Kunal Sen | Director, UNU-WIDER
*Jutta Urpilainen | European Commissioner for International Partnerships
Katja Ahlfors | Director, Centre for Peace Mediation, MFA Finland
Patricia Justino | Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER
09:00-10:30Panel discussion | Peacebuilding challenges and policy solutions | Video

Moderator: David Malone | Rector, United Nations University 

Severine Autesserre ​| Professor & Chair of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University
Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe | African Union and former Vice President of Uganda
Janne Taalas | Director, CMI — Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation
Mirko Manzoni | Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Mozambique
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:30Fireside chats (in the Network Cafe)

Andrea Ruggeri and Lars-Eric Cederman, Professor of International Conflict Research, ETH ZurichBorders, nationalism and conflict

Anastasia Shesterinina and Severine Autesserre, Professor & Chair of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University | Bottom-up peacebuilding and the challenges of today's peace industry
11:30-13:00Parallel 1.1 | Video
Sustaining peace and preventing violence 

Chair: Neha Sanghrajka | Office of the SG Personal Envoy to Mozambique

Pedro Vicente | NOVA Lisbon | Presentation
Rob Blair | Brown | Presentation
Aysegul Kayaoglu | Istanbul Technical University
Thomas Gautier | Kiel | Presentation

*Henk-Jan Brinkman | Chief of Peacebuilding Strategy and Partnerships, PBSO
Parallel 1.2 | Video
Ethnicity, inequality and inclusion 

Chair: Lars-Erik Cederman | Professor of International Conflict Research, ETH Zurich

Marijke Verpoorten | Antwerp | Presentation
Rinchan Mirza | Kent | Presentation
Omar McDoom | LSE | Presentation
Tugba Bozcaga | KCL | Presentation

*Arnim Langer | UNESCO Chair in Building Sustainable Peace, KU Leuven 
Parallel 1.3 | Video
Aid, democracy and development

Chair: Janne Taalas | Director, CMI — Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation

Eric Werker | Simon Fraser University | Presentation
Anke Hoeffler | University of Konstanz | Presentation
Henrik Urdal | PRIO | Presentation
Rachel Gisselquist | UNU-WIDER | Presentation

Tuija Brax | Director, Rule of Law Center, University of Helsinki
Parallel 1.4 | Video
Forced migration 
Joint session with the World Bank

Chair: Lucia Hanmer | Lead Economist, World Bank

Isabel Ruiz | Oxford | Presentation
Sophie Scharlin-Pettee | Oxford | Presentation
*Eliana Rubiano-Matulevich | World Bank
Ana María Ibáñez | IDB | Presentation

Sam Gundry | IOM
14:00-15:30Parallel 2.1 | Video
Peacebuilding challenges
Joint session with UNU-CPR

Chair: David Passarelli | Director, UNU-CPR

Sarah von Billerbeck | Co-Director, UN and Global Order Programme, University of Reading | Presentation
Andrea Ruggeri | Oxford | Presentation
Louise Bosetti | UN Verification Mission in Colombia | Presentation
Bethany Ericson | Myanmar Education Consortium

Adam Day | UNU-CPR
Parallel 2.2 | Video
Armed group dynamics

Chair: Katja Ahlfors | Director, Centre for Peace Mediation, MFA Finland

*Austin Wright | Chicago | Presentation
Tarila Marclint Ebiede | CORN West Africa
*Janet I. Lewis | George Washington University
Dan Watson | ACLED and Sussex | Presentation

Salvador Forquilha | Director, Institute for Social and Economic Studies, Mozambique
​Parallel 2.3 | Video
Protests and social movements

Chair: Stefano Costalli | Professor, University of Florence

Francesco Iacoella | UNU-MERIT | Presentation
*Alcinda Honwana | UN DESA Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government 
Daniel Silverman | CMU | Presentation
Zachariah Mampilly | CUNY | Presentation

Killian Clarke | Georgetown
Parallel 2.4 | Video
Economic development and recovery

Chair: Marcela Melendez | Chief Economist, UNDP LAC

Irma Clots-Figueras | Kent | Presentation
Leandro Elia | Marche Polytechnic University | Presentation
Guillermo Kreiman | Oxford | Presentation
John Hoddinott | Cornell | Presentation

Jesse Wood | WFP
15:30-16:00Coffee and poster session | Organised jointly with CORN West Africa
16:00-18:00Panel discussion hosted by the Households in Conflict Network | 20 years of micro-level analysis of violent conflict: what next? | Video

Co-chair: Tilman Brück | Director, International Security and Development Center, Berlin
Co-chair: Patricia Justino | Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER

Tony Addison | Professor of Economics, University of Copenhagen
Stathis Kalyvas | Gladstone Professor of Government, University of Oxford
Ana María Ibáñez | IDB | Presentation
Philip Verwimp | Professor of Development Economics, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
19:00-20:30Opening dinner at City Hall hosted by City of Helsinki
Guides will meet participants at 18.30 in front of the Marina Congress center to walk to venue (1 km)


Tuesday 17 May

The times in the programme are Helsinki local time, UCT+3

09:30-11:00Keynote | Video 
Trust as State Capacity by Sir Tim Besley, Professor of Economics and Political Science, London School of Economics | Presentation

Chair: Kunal Sen | Director, UNU-WIDER
11:00-11:30Coffee break 
Fireside chats (in the Network Cafe)

Laura Saavedra-Lux and Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President, ICRC | The role of a neutral humanitarian intermediary - Insights from the International Committee of the Red Cross

Eva-Maria Egger and Mirko Manzoni, Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Mozambique | Resolving conflict - from mediation to demobilisation, and peace? Insights from Mozambique
11:30-13:00Parallel 3.1 | Video
Policy innovations in peacebuilding

Chair: Sam Rizk | Head of Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions, UNDP

Frank Otchere | UNICEF Inocentti Centre | Presentation
*Andrew Shaver | UC Merced
Cyril Obi | SSRC
*Jessica Di Salvatore | Warwick | Presentation

Hanna Tuominen | Helsinki
Parallel 3.2  | Video
Gender dynamics

Chair: Päivi Kannisto | Chief, Peace and Security, UN Women

Diana Jimena Arango | World Bank
Jocelyn Kelly | Harvard Humanitarian Institute | Presentation
Carlo Koos | University of Bergen | Presentation
*Augustine Larmin | University of Central Florida
Damilola Taiye Agbalajobi | CORN West Africa | Presentation

*Salma Yusuf | Women Mediators across the Commonwealth Network
Parallel 3.3 | Video
Gangs and organised crime

Chair: Anke Hoeffler | Professor of Development Research, University of Konstanz

Benjamin Lessing | Chicago | Presentation
Santiago Tobon | EAFIT Medellin | Presentation
Gianmarco Daniele | University of Milan and Bocconi | Presentation

Andres Villamizar | Government of Colombia
Parallel 3.4 | Video
Postwar armed group relations

Chair: Laura Torvinen | Senior Advisor, MFA Finland

*Sarah Z. Daly | Columbia
Aila M. Matanock | Berkeley | Presentation
Mara Revkin | Georgetown and Duke | Presentation
Erica Gaston | UNU-CPR | Presentation

Olli Ruohomäki | FIIA and Senior Advisor, MFA Finland
14:00-15:30Parallel 4.1 | Video
Climate change and conflict risk

Chair: John Hoddinott | H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell

Grazia Pacillo | CGIAR | Presentation
Marco Alfano | Strathclyde | Presentation
Irmeli Mustalahti | University of Eastern Finland | Presentation

Conrad Schetter | Director, Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies
Parallel 4.2 | Video
Civilian agency and resistance

Chair: Titta Maja | Director General, Department for Development Policy, MFA Finland

Jana Krause | Oslo | Presentation
Michael Weintraub and Abbey Steele | Uniandes / University of Amsterdam | Presentation
Corinna Jentzsch | Leiden | Presentation
Killian Clarke | Georgetown | Presentation

Elisa Tarnaala | CMI — Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation
​Parallel 4.3 | Video
Rebel governance

Chair: Mika Aaltola | Director, FIIA

Siobhan O'Neil | UNU-CPR
Marta Furlan | St Andrews | Presentation
Ana Arjona | Northwestern | Presentation
Marine Gassier | Sciences Po and World Bank | Presentation

Yvan Guichaoua | Kent BSIS
Parallel 4.4 | Video
Refugee (re)integration

Chair: Hélène Djoufelkit | Director, Economic Analysis and Public Policy Unit, AfD

*Christopher Blair | UPenn
Graeme Blair | UCLA | Presentation
Michele Di Maio | Rome | Presentation
Jean-Francois Maystadt | UCLouvain and Lancaster | Presentation

*Theresa Beltramo | UNHCR
Arzu Kibris | Warwick
15:30-16:00Coffee and poster session | Organised jointly with CORN West Africa
16:00-16:15Special remarks from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland | Video

Chair: David Malone | Rector, United Nations University
Remarks by Johanna Sumuvuori | Secretary of State, MFA Finland
16:15-17:45Panel discussion | Conflict legacies and post-conflict recovery | Video

Moderator: Tim Phillips | Journalist

*Edward Miguel | Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley
Elina Kalkku | Under-Secretary of State: Development Policy, MFA Finland
*Rabab Fatima | Chair, United Nations Peacebuilding Commission
Gilles Carbonnier | Vice-President, International Committee of the Red Cross
Adnan Khan | Chief Economist, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
​*Soukeyna Kane | Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, World Bank
17:45-18:00Closing remarks

Kunal Sen | Director, UNU-WIDER
Patricia Justino | Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER