Religion and Conflict Mediation

A Conversation with Finnish Ambassador Pekka Metso

December 1, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Berkley Center Third Floor Conference Room

Finland's Ambassador-at-Large for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue Processes, Pekka Metso, will speak on the topic of religion and Finnish foreign policy and will discuss the role of religious leaders or faith-oriented persons in conflict/peace mediation.

His intervention will draw from his practical experience as the Finnish ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ambassador Metso has a keen interest in seeing how these issues can be taken up in a more coherent way in different international fora. He will engage with participants to discuss how a cross-cutting approach to interreligious and intercultural dialogue—which includes human rights and religious freedom issues—can be used in both domestic and foreign policy. Katherine Marshall will moderate the discussion.

Lunch will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs and the International Mediators Community of Practice.

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