Winter School: Safety and Security After Violent Conflict, 25 - 29 January 2016

This five day winter school will focus on the challenges of creating an environment of safety and security in the aftermath of a period of sustained violent conflict. The aim is to explore how such a transition can take place through consideration of three key areas of activity:

1. The processes of demilitarisation, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) of irregular armed / paramilitary groups and their members;

2. The process of security sector reform (SSR), including the transition of policing, the changing roles of the British government and British Army and the role of the prison system during and after the conflict; and

3. Community based approaches to security and responding to ongoing violence, tensions and disorder.

Potential Participants

This is a practitioner based course likely to be of interest to those working in the areas of conflict transformation and security sector reform, including representatives of Governmental Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), Charities, Companies, freelance researchers, diplomats, political party members, independent mediators, PhD students, peace workers/activists, as well as those who want to develop their academic knowledge and capacities, intend to join missions in conflict regions or who work and live in countries with ongoing tensions or in a state of transition.

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