How can Britain best play a role in building global peace and stability?

International Alert, in partnership with Conciliation Resources and Saferworld, is pleased to invite you to a special Peace Talks discussion on 'How can Britain best play a role in building global peace and stability?' with:

Rory Stewart MP, Minister of State for International Development, OBE

Thursday 29 September 2016, 18.00 to 20.00

House of VANS London - Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Road, London, SE1 8SW

The new minister will outline the ways in which civil society, business and different parts of the British Government can best contribute to building peace globally.

A panel of speakers will respond to the minister’s opening remarks.


  • Owen Barder, Development economist and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development
  • 'Funmi Olonisakin, founding Director of the African Leadership Centre and Director of the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King’s College London
  • Francisco Lara Jr., Philippines Country Manager, International Alert

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. The event is free to attend.

This event is part of International Alert's Talking Peace Festival, a global fortnight of events highlighting the power of creativity to bridge divides and resolve conflicts. Find out more at

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