Rethinking Conflict, Building Peace
Following the success of the COVID Conversations series earlier this year, a series of online Innovation Conversations are being livestreamed throughout September 2020, as part of the celebrations of this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards.

This series will offer the chance to hear more from each of the category winners, as well as to ask questions about their award-winning research, before culminating in a panel discussion event hosted by Professor Chas Bountra, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation, on 7 October 2020.

The series begins at 3.00pm on Friday 4 September 2020 with Early Career winner, Dr Annette Idler. She will be joined by Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and Visiting Professor, to discuss Rethinking Conflict, Building Peace.

Dr Idler leads an interdisciplinary 18-person team that brings together ethnographic fieldwork with quantitative analysis, complexity science, visualisation techniques, visual arts and historical tracing to provide evidence-based guidance on the directions and pace of change in conflict.
Date: 4 September 2020, 15:00 (Friday, 19th week, Trinity 2020)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speakers: Dr Annette Idler (University of Oxford), Juan Manuel Santos (Former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laureate)
Organising department: Research Services
Organisers: Andrea Thomson (University of Oxford), Dr Helen Carstairs (University of Oxford)
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Host: Andrea Thomson (University of Oxford)
Part of: Innovation Conversations: Celebrating the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards 2020
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Leah Thompson