It would be difficult to argue that our world is not characterised by the spread of conflict and complexity. But can a better understanding of complexity theories point to the possibilities for cooperation in our diversity, rather than political violence? John Alderdice will explore this challenge and its practical implications.
Time: 6pm – 7.15pm
Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Venue: Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TD
Professor, the Lord Alderdice FRCPsych
A psychiatrist by profession, John Alderdice played a significant role, as Leader of the Alliance Party, in the negotiation of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. He was then the first Speaker of the new Northern Ireland Assembly and later appointed to the Independent Monitoring Commission, overseeing security normalization. A former President of Liberal International (the world-wide network of liberal political parties) and Chairman of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, he consults and lectures around the world on violent political conflict and is currently Director of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC) at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.