The Pearson Global Forum 2019

A historical conference presenting strategic policy making to reduce conflicts and create peace

October 14th, 2019
Victoria Rochelois, News from Berlin
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The Pearson Global Forum examines societies and people fractured by conflict. By collaborating with partners and policymakers, they inform public policy. Their goal is to reduce human suffering and create a more peaceful world.

A new peak of 82 active non-state conflicts were recorded in 2017 and fatalities have increased concurrently. Complex, multifaceted conflicts require policies guided by multidisciplinary studies, rigorous data-driven research and sophisticated analysis. The Pearson Institute work to identify new strategies to reduce global conflicts.

Under the slogan Beyond Walls Deconstructing Conflict, researchers, policymakers, security and military leaders, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society have come together to exchange ideas for solving current global crises and conflicts and to discuss how empirical insights can help inform policy. One can experience panel discussions with keynote speakers providing a first-hand insight into the political and social events in autumn 1989.

On October 18th, all are welcome for The Pearson Global Forum in Berlin. It will be both a reflection on the prospects for change, as well as a discussion of our current global reality. As the international community continues to deal with dozens of active conflicts it is essential to look beyond existing walls both symbolic and literal and to deconstruct conflict in order to find paths towards resolution, peace, and stability. 


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