Release Peace presents

The 2024 Global Event

17 Time Zones - 3 Days - 8 Panels - Fully Virtual

THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST AND NOW CLOSED

Changes in the world are taking place as swiftly as never before. This event’s concept? Looking 1,000 days ahead! We will delve into a diverse range of issues of international relevance: the impact of climate change in the Pacific, the future of transatlantic relations, Israel/Palestine, LGBTQ+ rights, Indigenous rights, and more. Have a look at our sessions below. All sessions will be fully virtual. 

Special Guests:

H.E. Rt. Hon Bikenibeu Paeniu

former Prime Minister, Tuvalu

Mrs. Gabija Grigaitė-Daugirdė

Vice-Minister of Justice, Government of Lithuania

Mrs. Kyllike Sillaste-Elling

Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

H.E. Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe

Ambassador of Rwanda to The Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and OPCW

Media Leaders

Julia Mills

Executive Producer, Al Jazeera English

Sevgil Musaieva

Editor-in-Chief, Ukrainska Pravda

Thurs, 11 April 2024

Africa: Pawn in a Global Game or Independent at Last?

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London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

Sydney

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13.30

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Tel Aviv, Nairobi

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H.E. Olivier Jean Patrick Nduhungirehe

Ambassador of Rwanda to The Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the International Court of Justice and OPCW

Dr Miles Tendi

Director, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Dr Antonia Witt

Head of Research Group African Intervention Politics, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Abshir Adam

Rohatyn Global Fellow 2024, Middlebury College

What Big Issues Will This Panel Discuss?

China, Europe, the US, Turkey, Russia, and more: The list of foreign powers with interests in Africa is long. The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) runs a dedicated research group on African Intervention Politics. We will discuss the involvement of foreign powers on the continent and, most importantly, ask what the local perceptions of such meddling are. This will be complemented by plentiful examples of African states ensuring security & stability in their neighbourhoods without outside ‘involvement’, which is an often underreported aspect.

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Trouble at the Home Front: The State of Israel

New York

London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

Sydney

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Shalom Ben Hanan

former Head of Counterintelligence, Shin Bet

Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) 

Udi Katz

Head of Education, Yitzhak Rabin Center

Simon S. Leiderman

Rohatyn Global Fellow 2024, Middelbury College

What Big Issues Will This Panel Discuss?

This panel will explore the security and societal dynamics in Israel. Domestic protests against the Netanyahu government have long preceded the terrorist attacks of 7th Oct. A look into the multifaceted and often fractured nature of Israeli society and politics will help a foreign audience understand both the plurality of opinions and the security challenges that have long defined the country.

For those interested in the region, please also check out our panel with Palestinian NGOs that you can find below.

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The Impact of Climate Change in the Pacific

New York

London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

Sydney

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London, Lagos

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H.E. Rt. Hon Bikenibeu Paeniu

former Prime Minister, Tuvalu

Ngarangi Tangaroa-Teio

Director of Cultural Governance, Ministry of Cultural Development, Cook Islands

Simione Sevudredre 

Consultant, National Museum of Fiji

Anisa Pontes

Release Peace Author of this article, recent Alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

What Big Issues Will This Panel Discuss?

Underreported and underrepresented: While the whole world talks about more frequent natural disasters and social challenges that climate change is causing, little attention is being paid to how it will impact the cultural heritage of countries and peoples. Will intangible heritage get lost once people need to migrate? Will rising sea levels destroy natural sites of spiritual significance? The panel to discuss these issues will consist of government officials and cultural experts from Pacific island states, the region in the world most affected by these questions and a regrettable case study for what the rest of the world is about to face.

 

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Fri, 12 April 2024

International Law Game Changer: Creating a Special Tribunal for Russia's War of Aggression

New York

London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

Sydney

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London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

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Gabija Grigaitė-Daugirdė

Vice-Minister of Justice, Government of Lithuania

Sevgil Musaieva

Editor-in-Chief, Ukrainska Pravda

Tetiana Pechonchyk

Head of the Board, Human Rights Centre ZMINA, Kyiv

Lina Strupinskienė (moderator)

Head of Studies, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University

What Big Issues Will This Panel Discuss?

On 19 January 2023, the European Parliament called for the creation of an international tribunal to carry out investigations and prosecutions for Russia’s responsibility for the crime of aggression. Other international bodies and national governments have supported the same. This tribunal will be an unprecedented step in international law and complement the ICJ and ICC.  The panel will discuss the legal implications and how to achieve this tribunal. It will be moderated by Vilnius University.

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Closed-Door Networking Session & Career Advice

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London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

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Exclusive for Official Partners

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Participants must register with their work/university email address

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What Will Change in the Next 3 Years for the Rights of LGBTI+ Persons?

New York

London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

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Dr Michael Bronski 

Professor, Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University

award-winning author of “A Queer History of the United States”

Dr Christy Newman

Deputy Dean for Research, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Stella D’Acquistino

Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of this article.

What Big Issues Will This Panel Discuss?

With a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court and presidential elections coming up, will some of the advancements for LGBTI+ rights be reversed? Similar to the overturning of Roe v. Wade? Does the history for the struggle for equal rights offer a hint? What could be learned from the other side of the world, Down Under? A fascinating panel awaits. 

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Mon, 15 April 2024

In Their Own Words: Discussing the Future of Palestine - With Palestinian CSOs

New York

London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

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Fadwah Khawaja

Chairperson, Jerusalem Center for Women

Firas Jaber

Co-Founder, Al-Marsad

Julia Mills (moderator)

Executive Producer, Al Jazeera English

Over 12,000 civil society organisations in 170+ countries are represented by CIVICUS (link), the world’s largest civil society umbrella organisation. Al-Marsad is only one of them.

Special Presentation: This panel will have a 10 minutes interlude for a presentation by Supriya Prasai and Chelsea Lee from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) who will shed light on the situation for women in Palestine, including the issues of health care and sexual violence. The presentation will include testimonials from Palestinian refugees in Australia.

What Big Issues Will This Panel Discuss?

While global media coverage focuses on potential Israeli & international plans for post-war Gaza, Palestinian views appear greatly underrepresented. Moderated by award-winning executive producer at Al Jazeera English, Julia Mills, our panel will discuss what the future may/should hold. To do so, civil society organisations are uniquely placed to represent ordinary civilians and communities, and are independent of political affiliations. Their insights can be eye-opening and their role in conflict-stricken societies invaluable.

For those interested in the region, please also check out our panel about Israeli politics & society that you can find further up.

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Deterrence or Detente? What is the Future of Transatlanticism?

New York

London, Lagos

Berlin, Cape Town

Tel Aviv, Nairobi

Seoul, Tokyo

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Kyllike Sillaste-Elling

Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Foreign Ministry of Estonia

Dr Stefan Kroll

Senior Researcher and Head of Science Communication, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

Hannah Tyler (moderator)

Program Officer for Foreign and Security Policies, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, D.C. Office

Sophie Arts

Program Officer, GMF, D.C. Office

What Big Issues Will This Panel Discuss?

Which strategies can help ensure peace & security in Europe going forward? Should the West ever seek amiable relations with Russia again? Can de-escalation strategies from the Cold War help rebuild a European security architecture once the war in Ukraine has concluded? Or is pure deterrence the only option to stop a Russian invasion of the Baltics? A look at the past might offer answers for the future that we so desperately need.

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