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Building Peace

An annual conference to explore 'Building Peace' from multidisciplinary perspectives held in Oxford. The 2012 conference was entitled, ‘Disciplines of Peace’. The 2012 conference themes included exploring different aspects of the field of peace studies: the relationship between academic research and the practice of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping; the skills needed for these practices; the way in which established academic disciplines feed into our understanding of peace and peacebuilding; and the emerging discipline of peace studies itself. How can this area of study be further developed at Oxford?

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: Is the world a more dangerous place today? John Simpson CBE, World Affairs Editor, BBC News, gives the after dinner conference speech at the 2016 OxPeace Conference. John Simpson 30 Jun 2016
2 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: Conflict within Peace Studies? A Bibliometric Survey of the Field of Peace and Conflict Studies Prof John Gledhill (Oxford) gives a talk for the first plenary session -Studying Peace and Studying Conflict: Complementary or Competing Paradigms? Part of the 2016 OxPeace conference. John Gledhill 30 Jun 2016
3 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: War and peace: two sides of the same coin? Prof David Keen (LSE) gives a talk for the first plenary session -Studying Peace and Studying Conflict: Complementary or Competing Paradigms? Part of the 2016 OxPeace conference. David Keen 30 Jun 2016
4 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: Top-down, bottom-up and the missing middle: The nature of contemporary peace Prof Roger Mac Ginty (Manchester Univ) gives a talk for the first plenary session -Studying Peace and Studying Conflict: Complementary or Competing Paradigms? Part of the 2016 OxPeace conference. Roger Mac Ginty 30 Jun 2016
5 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: The study of war in Afghanistan: understanding the routes to peace in an era of 'perpetual war' Dr Robert Johnson (Oxford) gives a talk for the first breakout session - Studying Conflict to Build Peace. Part of the 2016 OxPeace conference. Robert Johnson 30 Jun 2016
6 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016:Violent Non-state Groups as Peace Spoilers: Designing A Post-conflict Strategy for Colombia Dr Annette Idler (Oxford) gives a talk for the first breakout session - Studying Conflict to Build Peace. Part of the 2016 OxPeace conference. Annette Idler 30 Jun 2016
7 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: The Production of Verification Rupert Burridge (DPhil student, Lincoln College, Oxford) gives a talk parallel session B 'Verification in arms control; Issue-linkage in peace missions; Winning control after civil wars'. Part of the 2016 OxPeace conference. Rupert Burridge 30 Jun 2016
8 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: Talks, negotiations and efforts to end Syria’s conflict: missed opportunities? Richard Barltrop gives a talk in parallel session C - Syria: governance, conflict and peace – two practical perspectives. Part of the 2016 OxPeace conference. Richard Barltrop 30 Jun 2016
9 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: State Building in the midst of conflict: lessons from Syria’ on evaluating DFID’s programme for capacity-building during conflict Jon Bennett gives a talk in parallel session C - Syria: governance, conflict and peace – two practical perspectives. Part of the 2016 OxPeace conference. Jon Bennett 30 Jun 2016
10 OxPeace 2016: Faith, Environment and Development: From Conflict to Cooperation Dr Shonil Bhagwat gives a talk in parallel session D - Environmental Peace and Conflict. Part of the 2016 Oxpeace conference. Shonil Bhagwat 30 Jun 2016
11 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: Ecocide Law: the missing Crime against Peace Polly Higgins gives a talk in parallel session D - Environmental Peace and Conflict. Part of the 2016 Oxpeace conference. Polly Higgins 30 Jun 2016
12 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: What is Peace? Professor Peter Wallensteen (Uppsala, Notre Dame) gives a talk in the final plenary - Conceptualizing Peace. Part of the 2016 OxPeace Conference. Peter Wallensteen 30 Jun 2016
13 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: Reconciliation and Scale Dr Denisa Kostovicova (LSE) gives a talk in the final plenary - Conceptualizing Peace. Part of the 2016 OxPeace Conference. Denisa Kostovicova 30 Jun 2016
14 Creative Commons OxPeace 2016: Measuring Peace Professor Richard Caplan (Oxford) gives a talk in the final plenary - Conceptualizing Peace. Part of the 2016 OxPeace Conference. Richard Caplan 30 Jun 2016
15 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015 Keynote: Peace and the UN at 70 Mark Maloch-Brown gives the keynote address at the 2015 OxPeace conference. Mark Maloch-Brown 16 Jun 2015
16 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015 Introduction Dr Liz Carmichael opens the 2015 OxPeace Conference, held in St John's College on 10th May 2015. Liz Carmichael 16 Jun 2015
17 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: Opening Plenary Peace and the UN at 70 Edward Mortimer CMG gives the opening talk for the OxPeace 2015 conference, held at St John's College on 10th May 2015. Edward Mortimer 16 Jun 2015
18 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: UN Protection of Civilians, with special emphasis on South Sudan Hilde Johnson gives a talk at OxPeace 2015 Conference, held at St John's College on 10th May 2015. Hilde Johnson 16 Jun 2015
19 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: Of Mandates and Majors: Exploring The United Nations' Role in Disarmament Demobilisation and Reinsertion, the Case of Timor Leste Dr Kate Roll gives a talk for Session A of the 2015 OxPeace conference; New directions in the study of peacebuilding. Kate Roll 16 Jun 2015
20 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: UN Peacebuilding and the pursuit of multi-Ethnicity in Kosovo Dana Landau gives a talk for Session A of the 2015 OxPeace conference; New directions in the study of peacebuilding. Dana Landau 16 Jun 2015
21 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: Partnering to Make Peace: The Effectiveness of UN-African Joint Mediation Efforts in Civil Wars in Africa Allard Duursma gives a talk for Session A of the 2015 OxPeace conference; New directions in the study of peacebuilding. Allard Duursma 16 Jun 2015
22 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: 'A Force for Peace': The UN Secretary-General and the Cold War, 1946-1953 Ellen Jenny Ravndal gives a talk for Session A of the 2015 OxPeace conference; New directions in the study of peacebuilding. Ellen Jenny Ravndal 16 Jun 2015
23 OxPeace 2015: In the name of religion: the untold story of faith-based conflict prevention Professor Alpaslan Ozerdem and Laura Payne give a talk for Session B of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Religion in peace and conflict: extreme war-making, didcated peacebuilding Alpaslan Ozerdem, Laura Payne 16 Jun 2015
24 Creative Commons Oxpeace 2015: ISIL and Islamic responses to extremism Imam Monwar Hussain give a talk for Session B of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Religion in peace and conflict: extreme war-making, didcated peacebuilding. Monawar Hussain 16 Jun 2015
25 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: Themes in the relationship between development and peace Jonathan Granoff gives a talk for Session C of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Peace and the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals. Jonathan Granoff 16 Jun 2015
26 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: Key concerns in peace and security: building more peaceful and inclusive societies Sunil Suri gives a talk for Session C of the 2015 OxPeace conference; Peace and the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sunil Suri 16 Jun 2015
27 Creative Commons OxPeace 2015: Closing Remarks Dr Liz Carmichael closes the 2015 OxPeace Conference. Liz Carmichael 16 Jun 2015
28 OxPeace 2014: No Wars? New Wars? Peacemaking in new contexts Professor Mary Kaldor, LSE, gives the first talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference; No Wars? New Wars? Peacemaking in new contexts Mary kaldor 02 Jun 2014
29 OxPeace 2014: Opening Plenary Part 1 Professor Margaret MacMillan gives a talk for the opening plenary to the OxPeace 2014 Conference; New Wars? No Wars? Peacingmaking in new contexts Margaret MacMillan 02 Jun 2014
30 OxPeace 2014: Opening Plenary Part 3 Dr. Heather Jones gives a talk for the opening plenary to the OxPeace 2014 Conference; New Wars? No Wars? Peacingmaking in new contexts. Heather Jones 02 Jun 2014
31 OxPeace 2014: Opening Plenary Part 2 Professor Sir Hew Strachan gives a talk for the opening plenary to the OxPeace 2014 Conference; New Wars? No Wars? Peacingmaking in new contexts Sir Hew Strachen 02 Jun 2014
32 OxPeace 2014: Session 1a: Religion as a vehicle for peace?: Anti-Muslim Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar and local responses Dr Matthew J Walton gives a talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference, session 1a; 'The more things change, the more they stay the same: Challenges to peace in a transtioning Myanmar'. Matthew Walton 02 Jun 2014
33 OxPeace 2014: Session 1a: The continuation of war by other means? Ceasefire, conflict and state-building in Shan State under Myanmar's democratic Patrick Meehan gives a talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference, session 1a; 'The more things change, the more they stay the same: Challenges to peace in a transtioning Myanmar'. Patrick Meehan 02 Jun 2014
34 OxPeace 2014: Session 1a: Challenges and Opportunities for women as peace-builders in Myanmar's transistion Dr Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi gives a talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference, session 1a; 'The more things change, the more they stay the same: Challenges to peace in a transtioning Myanmar Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi 02 Jun 2014
35 OxPeace 2014: Session 1b: Asymmetric warfare and civil war: Is reconciliation easier with a foreign enemy than inside the nation? Professor Uros Svete gives a talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference session 1b; Inclusive peace, reconciliation and justice in the Western Balkans Uros Svete 02 Jun 2014
36 OxPeace 2014: Sesion 1b: Peace without Separation Albin Kurti MP gives a talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference session 1b; Inclusive peace, reconciliation and justice in the Western Balkans Albin Kurti 02 Jun 2014
37 OxPeace 2014: Session 2a: Arts, Culture and Peace part 1 William Kelly gives a talk for the OxPeace 2014 conference session 2a; Arts, Culture and Peace William Kelly 02 Jun 2014
38 OxPeace 2014: Session 2a: Arts, Culture and Peace part 2 Taghreed Elsanhouri gives a talk for the OxPeace 2014 conference session 2a; Arts, Culture and Peace Taghreed Elsanhouri 02 Jun 2014
39 OxPeace 2014: Session 2a: Arts, Culture and Peace part 3 Chipo Chung gives a talk for the OxPeace 2014 conference session 2a; Arts, Culture and Peace Chipo Chung 02 Jun 2014
40 OxPeace 2014: Session 2a: Arts, Culture and Peace part 4 Dr Rami Mani gives a talk for the OxPeace 2014 conference session 2a; Arts, Culture and Peace Rami Mani 02 Jun 2014
41 OxPeace 2014: Session 2b: Role of media in fragile states: some trends and implications James Deane gives a talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference session 2b; Peace, Conflict and New Media: Current Examples, Old Practices? Jmes Deane 02 Jun 2014
42 OxPeace 2014: Session 2b: Beyond war: Peace journalism approaches to conflict issues in wider society Dr Jake Lynch gives a talk for the 2014 OxPeace conference session 2b; Peace, Conflict and New Media: Current Examples, Old Practices? Jake Lynch 02 Jun 2014
43 OxPeace 2014: Closing plenary Dr Monica Toft gives the final talk for the 2014 OxPeace Conference Monica Toft 02 Jun 2014
44 Ingrid Betancourt: Thoughts on Peacebuilding Ingrid Betancourt gives a keynote talk for the 2013 Oxford Peace Building on the nature of peace and reflections of her time as a hostage of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for 6 years. Ingrid Betancourt 21 May 2013
45 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Evolving an Integrated Approach to Peacebuilding in the UN Dr Carolyn McAskie OC, University of Ottawa, first UN Asst SG for Peacebuilding and head of the UN Peacebuilding Commission gives the first keynote on how the UN has spent over a decade and a half realizing an integrated approach to peacebuilding. Carolyn McAskie 21 May 2013
46 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: The Economic Dynamics of Conflict in Somalia 1993-2009 Session 1A: Counter Terrorism and Peacebuilding Anja Shortland, University of Rome, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Anja Shortland 21 May 2013
47 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Peacebuilding and the 'unmanned' military drones Session 1A: Counter-Terrorism and Peacebuilding Alexander Leveringhaus gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Alexander Leveringhaus 21 May 2013
48 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Illicitily Governed Spaces: drugs, conflict and peace in Columbia Session 1A: Counter-Terrorism and Peacebuilding Annette Idler, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Annette Idler 21 May 2013
49 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: University cooperation to promote reconciliation Session 1B: Universities and Peacebuilding Massimo Caneva, University of Rome, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Massimo Caneva 21 May 2013
50 OxPeace 2013: Peace education for exchange students: Session 1B: Universities and Peacebuilding Koji Nakamura, Konan University, Japan, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Koji Nakamura 21 May 2013
51 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Olive Tree Scholarship Program: Session 1B: Universities and Peacebuilding Yoav Bornstein and Elizabeth Jadon (Israel/Palestine) gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Yoav Bornstein, Elizabeth Jadon 21 May 2013
52 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: UN Peacekeeping Radio: Session 2A UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Sacha Meuter gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Sacha Meuter 21 May 2013
53 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Local Ownership of UN Peacebuilding in the DRC: Session 2A UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Sarah von Billerbeck gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Sarah von Billerbeck 21 May 2013
54 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: African Peacebuilding Network: Session 2A UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Cyril Obi gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Cyril Obi 21 May 2013
55 OxPeace 2013: Birds as Peacemakers in the Middle East: Session 2B Environmental Peacebuilding Yossi Leshem, Israel, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Yossi Leshem 21 May 2013
56 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Tigris and Euphrates as intruments of peace: the Marshes, Iraq: Session 2B Environmental Peacebuilding Azzam Alwash, Iraq, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Azzam Alwash 21 May 2013
57 Creative Commons OxPeace 2013: Peacebuilding through Biodiversity: Session 2B Environmental Peacebuilding Chris Naylor, A Rocha, gives a talk for the OxPeace 2013 conference: The Future of Peace Building. Chris Naylor 21 May 2013
58 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Challenging traditional attitudes in Parliament towards conflict Simon Hughes; MP and co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Conflict Issues gives the keynote address at Rewley House for the start of the 2012 OxPeace Conference: Disciplines of Peace. Simon Hughes 21 May 2012
59 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Defining Peacemaking, Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping Richard Caplan, Professor of International Relations, Oxford, gives a keynote talk at StnJohn's college for the 2012 Oxpeace Conference; Disciplines of Peace. Richard Caplan 21 May 2012
60 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Peace Making and Peace Building: What can research and practice learn from each other? Dan Smith OBE, Secretary General of International Alert, gives a keynote talk on the relationship between researchers and practitioners for the 2012 OxPeace Conference; Disciplines of Peace. Dan Smith 21 May 2012
61 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Law, Human Rights, Theology and Religion in Peacebuilding Part 1 Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, Public International Law, Bristol, gives a talk for the 2012 OxPeace Conference; Disciplines of Peace. Malcolm Evans 21 May 2012
62 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Law, Human Rights, Theology and Religion in Peacebuilding Part 2 Professor Cheyney Ryan, Law and Philosophy, University of Oregon, gives a talk for the 2012 OxPeace Conference; Disciplines of Peace. Cheyney Ryan 21 May 2012
63 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Law, Human Rights, Theology and Religion in Peacebuilding Part 3 Reverend Charlotte Bannister-Parker, University Church, Oxford gives a talk for the 2012 OxPeace Conference; Disciplines of Peace. Charlotte Bannister-Parker 21 May 2012
64 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Practical skills of Peacemaking, Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping, part 1 Dr Marcus Mayer, International Alert gives a talk for the 2012 OxPeace Conference; Disciplines of Peace. Marcus Mayer 21 May 2012
65 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Practical skills of Peacemaking, Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping, Part 2 Mira Sovokar, Conciliation Resources gives a talk for the 2012 OxPeace Conference; Disciplines of Peace. Mira Sovokar 21 May 2012
66 Creative Commons OxPeace 2012: Practical skills of Peacemaking, Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping, Part 3 Dr Richard Barltrop, consultant and researcher, gives a talk for the 2012 OxPeace Conference; Disciplines of Peace. Richard Barltrop 21 May 2012
67 Creative Commons Reporting Northern Ireland. OxPeace 2011 John Seaton, Professor of Media Hstory, University of Westminster, gives the second talk in session 1 of the 2011 OxPeace Day Conference; Media in Conflict and Peacebuilding on 7th May 2011. John Seaton 17 May 2011
68 Reporting Conflict and Peace. OxPeace 2011 Mike Wooldridge OBE, BBC World Affairs Journalist, gives the first talk in session 1 of the 2011 OxPeace Day Conference; Media in Conflict and Peacebuilding on 7th May 2011. Mike Wooldridge 17 May 2011
69 Creative Commons Conflict and the Media in Somalia Nicole Stremlau, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, gives the first talk in the second session in the 2011 OxPeace conference on 5th May 2011. Nicole Stremlau 17 May 2011
70 Creative Commons Marginal on the Map: Hidden Wars and Hidden Media in India's Noth-Eastern Frontier. OxPeace 2011 Arijit Sen, Gerda Henkel Fellow, Reuters Institute, Oxford, gives the second talk in the second session of the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Arijit Sen 17 May 2011
71 Creative Commons The Arab Democracy Uprisings and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East. OxPeace 2011 Did the Western Media (And Everyone Else) get it Wrong? Reflections from an American Journalist. Andrew Lee Butters, Reuters Institute Fellow, Oxford, gives the third talk in session two of the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Andrew Lee Butters 17 May 2011
72 Creative Commons What is Peace Journalism? OxPeace 2011 Professor Richard Keeble, School of Journalism, University of Lincoln, gives the fourth talk for the second session of the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Richard Keeble 17 May 2011
73 Creative Commons Drugs, Destabilisation and UN policy in Guinea-Bissau: The role of Investigative Journalism. OxPeace 2011 Daniel Ruiz, PhD Candidate, Instituto Gutierrez Mellado, Madrid, gives the first talk in session three in the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Daniel Ruiz 17 May 2011
74 Creative Commons Technology and Power: Use of New Media in the Middle East. OxPeace 2011 Miriyam Aouragh, Oxford Internet Institute, gives the second talk in the third of the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Miriyam Aouragh 17 May 2011
75 Creative Commons Re-framing peace building and controlling the state: The case if Ethiopia. OxPeace 2011 Iginio Gagliardone, Research Assistant, Centre for Government and Human Rights, Cambridge, gives the third talk in session three of the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Iginio Gagliardone 17 May 2011
76 Creative Commons The PAX Project (for a worldwide preventative network). OxPeace 2011 Brian Lapping gives the fourth and final presentation from session three of the 2011 OxPeace Conference. Brian Lapping 17 May 2011
77 Reflections on a Career of Peacebuilding A keynote address from the Building Peace conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Scilla Elworthy 22 Dec 2010
78 Creative Commons After the Abolition of Slavery and Colonialism, War as a Social Institution: The Role of England A plenary session from the 'Building Peace' conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Johan Galtung 22 Dec 2010
79 Grappling with Peace: Reflections on Some Efforts to Deal with Violent Conflict in Africa A plenary session from the Building Peace conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Barney Afako 22 Dec 2010
80 Justice and Transitional Justice in Peace building. OxPeace 2010 A breakout session of the 'Building Peace' conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Phil Clark, Donald Ferencz, Wendy Lambourne, Phyllis Ferguson 21 Dec 2010
81 Religion in Peacebuilding and Conflict. OxPeace 2010 A breakout session of the Building Peace conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Liz Carmichael, Philip Lewis, William Headley, Suren Raghavan 21 Dec 2010
82 Culture Conflict and the Building of Peace. OxPeace 2010 A breakout session of the Building Peace conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Rama Mani, Scilla Elworthy, Alex Danchev, Aviv Wasserman 21 Dec 2010
83 Creative Commons Defining Peace and Debating Peace in Relation to War. OxPeace 2010 A breakout session of the Building Peace conference organized by the Oxford Network for Peace Studies and hosted by St John's College, Oxford on 15 May 2010. Richard Caplan, CAJ Coady, Robert Harris 21 Dec 2010