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The International Crisis Group
Global Briefing 2011

The International Crisis Group is pleased to announce its flagship annual event, the Global Briefing: an exclusive two-day, high-level gathering examining urgent issues and solutions concerning major conflict flashpoints across the globe. The briefing offers an opportunity to go beyond the headlines, and hear from and hold discussions with over thirty of Crisis Group´s field-based and senior staff and Board members.

Date & Location
The briefing will take place in Brussels on 24-25 October 2011 at the Sofitel Brussels Europe, 1 Place Jourdan, Brussels, Belgium.

Agenda & Format
The current agenda is available here.

The briefing will take place in English. There will be two plenary sessions and 10 break-out sessions over the two days. Session preferences must be indicated on the registration form (see below).

Each session will involve discussion between panelists and participants, and will run according to the Chatham House Rule.

The briefing will be limited to a maximum of 100 participants.

Target Participants
The briefing is primarily targeted at senior representatives from governments, multilateral organisations, corporations, think tanks, NGOs, media, foundations, and universities.

Registration Process
All conference registrations must be made using the online registration form. Expressions of interest to participate in the Global Briefing will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Following the receipt of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details concerning payment.

Details & Costs
The participation fee is 975 euros, payable within 15 business days following receipt of an acceptance letter. The fee includes coffee breaks, lunches and a reception at the beautiful Bibliotheque Solvay, a five-minute walk from the conference venue.

For those coming from outside Brussels, Crisis Group has reserved single rooms at the Sofitel Brussels Europe. Participants will be responsible for booking and paying for the rooms themselves.

Thank you for your interest in the Global Briefing.

 

Last call for registration for Crisis Group’s Global Briefing on 24 & 25 October 2011. Limited space available.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in an exclusive two-day briefing which goes beyond the headlines and examines major conflict flashpoints across the globe. Beginning with a discussion on current events and trends in world affairs with Kofi Annan, Louise Arbour and Lyse Doucet, join a number of our Board Members, senior staff and field experts for interactive discussions on topics ranging from challenges in Central Asia and the Balkans to the future of multilateralism and the role of the United Nations and the European Union in conflict prevention.

Click here or see below for the agenda. Register online today.

Global Briefing 2011 Event Details

Date & Location

  • 24-25 October 2011
  • Sofitel Brussels Europe, 1 Place Jourdan, Brussels, Belgium

Details & Costs

Full event details are available on the Crisis Group website. The Global Briefing participation fee is 975 euro and includes coffee breaks, lunches and a reception at the beautiful Bibliothèque Solvay, a five-minute walk from the conference venue.

Accomodations

Crisis Group has reserved single rooms at the Sofitel Brussels Europe. Participants are responsible for booking and paying for the rooms themselves.

Global Briefing 2011 Agenda

Day 1: Monday, October 24th, 2011

08:30–09:00 Registration

09:00–09:10 Welcome and Overview
By Thomas Pickering (Board Member)

09:10–10:30 Stability, Justice, and Peace: An Achievable Trinity? (Plenary)
An interactive discussion, introducing many of the themes which will feature in subsequent sessions, led by Kofi Annan (Board Member) and Louise Arbour (President & CEO), moderated by Lyse Doucet (BBC Senior Presenter and Correspondent)

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:30 Crisis Group’s Origins: Residual Issues from the Balkans (Room I)
Wesley Clark (Board Member), Sabine Freizer (Europe Program Director) and Marko Prelec (Balkans Project Director), moderated by Pär Stenbäck (Board Member)

 

The Future of Multilateralism: The United Nations and the European Union – Conflict Preventers or Talk-Shops? (Room II)
Javier Solana (Board= 0Member), Fabienne Hara (Vice-President, Multilateral Affairs) and Alain Délétroz (Vice-President, Europe), moderated by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown (Board Member)

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:30

The Caucasus and Central Asia: Existing Conflicts, Looming Challenges (Room I)
Paul Quinn-Judge (Central Asia Project Director and Russia Adviser), Lawrence Scott Sheets (South Caucasus Project Director) and Ekaterina Sokirianskaia (North Caucasus Project Director), moderated by Igor Ivanov (Board Member)

The Future of Conflict in the Middle East (Israel/Palestine, Israel/Arab World) (Room II)
Nahum Barnea (Board Member) and Robert Blecher (Arab-Israeli Project Director), moderated by Hugh Pope (Turkey/Cyprus Project Director)

15:30–16:00 Coffee Break

16:00–17:30

Corruption and Crime: Threats to Peace in Latin America (Room I)
Mark Schneider (Senior Vice-President/Special Adviser on Latin America) and Javier Ciurlizza (Latin America Program Director), moderated by Silke Pfeiffer (Project Director, Colombia/Andes)

The Future of Democracy in North Africa and the Middle East (Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria) (Room II)
Ghassan Salamé (Board Member) and Rob Malley (Middle East and North Africa Program Director), moderated by Joost Hiltermann (Middle East and North Africa Deputy Program Director)

18:00–20:00 Evening Reception at Bibliothèque Solvay

Day 2: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

09:00–10:30

The Future of Islamic Extremism: The Differing Cases of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia (Room I)
Samina Ahmed (South Asia Project Director), Sidney Jones (Senior Adviser, Asia Program) and Candace Rondeaux (Afghanistan Senior Analyst), moderated by Lalit Mansingh (Board Member)

The Intractable: Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, Somalia and Zimbabwe (Room II)
Jim Della- Giacoma (South East Asia Project Director), EJ Hogendoorn (Horn of Africa Project Director) and Piers Pigou (Southern Africa Project Director), moderated by Ayo Obe (Board Member)

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:30

Hot and Cold: China, the South China Sea and the Korean Peninsula (Room I)
Robert Templer (Asia Program Director) and Dan Pinkston (North East Asia Deputy Project Director), moderated by Mark Schneider (Senior Vice-President)

Electoral Salvation? Learning from Côte d’Ivoire, Preparing for the Congo, Looking Ahead to Kenya (Room II)
Benjamin Mkapa (Board Member), Comfort Ero (Africa Program Director), Gilles Yabi (West Africa Project Director) and Thierry Vircoulon (Central Africa Project Director), moderated by Richard Atwood (Director of Research)

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:30

Give Us Solutions: From Prevention to Intervention – What Works? (Plenary)
Jean-Marie Guéhenno (Board Member), Sarah Cliffe (Special Representative/Director, World Development Report 2011, Conflict, Security, and Development) and Fabrice Pothier (Head of the Policy Planning Unit, Private Office of the Secretary General, NATO HQ), moderated by Nick Grono (Deputy President & COO)

15:30-15:45

Concluding Comments
Louise Arbour (President & CEO)