Global Development Week: Seminar - Peacebuilding and Reconciliation – The Global meets the Local

When:21 Sep 2017, 2pm - 4pm
Venue:221/223, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Sydney
Who:UNSW School of Social Sciences’ Globalisation & Governance Research Network
Global Development Week

Following on from the success of our 2016 Global Development Week, the School of Social SciencesGlobalisation & Governance Research Network is hosting a Global Development Week @ UNSW on the theme of Peacebuilding and Development.

The week-long event will showcase existing expertise in Peacebuilding and Development at UNSW and in the greater Sydney community, as well as highlighting our collaboration with existing stakeholders working on peace in Sydney.



Kevin Clements

Professor Kevin Clements is the Foundation Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the New Zealand National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association. Prior to taking up these positions he was the Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Between 1999 and 2003 he was the Secretary General of International Alert is one of the world’s largest NGOs working on conflict transformation. Prior to this Kevin was the Vernon and Minnie Lynch Chair of Conflict Resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University Fairfax Virginia USA 1994-2000 and Director of the Institute from 1994-1999. He also served as the Director of the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva and Head of the Peace Research Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra. His career has been a combination of academic analysis and practice in the areas of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Professor Clements has been a regular consultant to a variety of non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations.


  • Ben Larke, University of Sydney postgraduate student
  • Jessica Russ-Smith, UNSW Sydney Scientia PhD Scholar
  • Lauren Tynan, UNSW Sydney postgraduate student
  • Chair: Dr Susanne Schmeidl, UNSW Sydney

This event is co-sponsored by the Sydney Peace Foundation, Peacifica and UNSW Institute for Global Development.