Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations

Parallel sessions Round 2


Programme Day 2

Parallel sessions Round 2

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
2:15 – 3:30PM


Cyber Security


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Cyber crime costs the world hundreds of billions of Euro’s per year. With new technological developments, it has increasingly become a threat. Therefore, governments, international organisations and private actors have increasingly turned their attention towards preventing and fighting cyber crime. The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, better known as Europol, has set up a specialised European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in 2013 to strengthen the response of law enforcement to cybercrime within the European Union. How big a threat is cyber crime? And what does it mean for international security?

Universal Declaration of Material Rights

Nina dos Santos, CNN Europe Editor

Thomas Rau, Founder of the Universal Declaration of Material Rights
Jan-Peter Balkenende, Former Prime-Minister of The Netherlands
Ezekiel Ole Katato, Maasai Leader from Kenya, Founder and Director of the Across Maasai Land Initiative (AMLI)
Awraham Soetendorp, Rabbi and Founder of the Jabob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Other speakers to be confirmed

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Major Alliance

What if the word ‘human’ is replaced by the word ‘material’ in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to create a Universal Declaration of Material Rights? Will that provide the world with a useful framework to prevent conflicts on material resources? What if mankind would treat materials in a manner similar to the manner in which people should be treated? Thomas Rau and Sabine Oberhuber have created a vision in which consumers are no longer the owner of materials, but the user of materials. This fits in with a broader idea of circular economy that aims to minimize or even end waste. Their idea is that if we would treat materials as a resource instead of waste, we could reduce scarcity and the conflicts caused by it. If we would let materials retain their worth forever, we could organize that countries which provide the raw materials reap the benefits from it forever.

Education for Peace: The Living Legacy of the First World War

Dr. Reed Bonadonna, Senior Fellow of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Dr. Mary Barton, Fellow, “The Living Legacy of the First World War,” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Zach Dorfman, Senior fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and Independent Journalist
Philip Caruso, Tillman Scholar and Terence M. Considine Fellow in Law & Economics, Harvard University, and United States Military Veteran
Dr. Richard Millett, Research Associate, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

In June 1917, the first 14,000 American Expeditionary Force soldiers landed in Saint-Nazaire, France. Their arrival marked a tectonic shift in global politics, as the United States turned the principled idealism of its progressive era outward in an effort to restructure a broken international system. What have been the long-lasting impacts of this change on societies around the world? This year, it is 100 years ago that the First World War ended. Still, the war is central to ethical debates, political discourse, governing institutions, demography, law, international relations, amongst others.

Social programme: Guided Tour of the Peace Palace and Gardens