CRIC Public Lecture: Conflict, Complexity and Cooperation
Lecture by Professor, the Lord Alderdice FRCPsych

Conflict, Complexity and Cooperation

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.
Date: 27 September 2017, 18:00 (Wednesday, -1st week, Michaelmas 2017)
Venue: Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road OX1 3TD
Speaker: The Right Honourable the Lord Alderdice (Director of the Centre for Resolution of Intractable Conflicts)
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
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Audience: Public
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