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Public Lecture by Professor Dr Hans-Joachim Giessmann: Regime change through conflict transformation? Challenges and lessons learned.

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Professor Dr Hans-Joachim Giessmann, Executive Director of the Berghof Foundation ( will be presenting his very extensive international experience of bringing change and improvement in situations of violent political conflict around the world, as well as the challenges and lessons learned through the practical work of the Berghof Foundation.

Before coming to Berghof as Executive Director in 2008 Hans Joachim Giessmann was the deputy director of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, where he is still affiliated as a professor with the Faculty for Social Science. From 2009 until 2014 he was a member of the Global Agenda Council on “Terrorism” at the World Economic Forum and chair in 2011/2012. He is also a member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENeT) and of the Board of the German Atlantic Association and since 2009 a member of the German Foreign Office Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention.

An experienced author, he has published more than 35 books and numerous articles translated into more than ten languages, and in August 2018 he published “The Elgar Companion to Post-Conflict Transition” – a very major co-edited work which will inform his lecture.

Professor Giessmann graduated DiplPhil from Humboldt University, Berlin (1978) and has doctorates in philosophy (1981) and political science (1987). He has held guest professorships in universities in New York, Wroclaw and Shanghai and visiting fellowships at EWI in New York and EU-ISS in Paris.

This public lecture is a part of CRIC Annual Conference 2018: Freedom and Fragmenation. While attendance at the lecture is free of charge, as a contribution by CRIC to public education, please register so that we are able to manage numbers.

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