How can Peace be Made? Humanitas concluding symposium with Martti Ahtisaari

23 October 2015, 14:00 - 18:00

SG1, Alison Richard Building

This event is free and open to all but registration is required. To book your place please click on the register online link  on this page on the right hand side.

Martti Ahtisaari, the  Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2015-16,  will give two public lectures,  participate in a Conversation with other invited speakers, and attend  a concluding symposium based on the theme of How can Peace be Made?  This is the final event of the series.  Confirmed discussants include Professor Jan Zielonka (University of Oxford), Lord Hannay of Chiswick and  Professor Jennifer Welsh (European University Institute).  The symposium will be chaired by Professor Christopher Hill (University of Cambridge). Further information, including a programme, will follow shortly.

Other events in this series:

Monday 19 October: Preventing Conflicts and Building Fair Societies: What can we learn from the Nordic countries?

Wednesday 21 October: In Order to Succeed in Peace Mediation you have to be an Honest Broker

Thursday 22 October; In Conversation


For adminsitrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.





Introduction by Professor Christopher Hill (University of Cambridge)


Discussant: Professor Jan Zielonka (University of Oxford)


Discussant: Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Chair of the UN All-Party Parliamentary Group)






Discussant: Professor Jennifer Welsh (European University Institute)


Q/A session

The Humanitas Chair in Statecraft and Diplomacy has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Angelika Diekmann.

The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Statecraft and Diplomacy aims to bring to Cambridge some of the world's leading practitioners in this general field. Using their personal experience and close engagement in contemporary events, they can provide a vivid and direct insight into vital areas of international affairs, where transparency is rarely available. They will also help to build bridges of interpretation and understanding between the theoreticians of international studies, and those most closely involved in shaping the initiatives and activities of nation states, alliances and international organisations in a period of global dynamism, uncertainty and change. This Visiting Professorship promises to help throw light on a profession famous for its discretion and the practice of its 'dark arts'.

Previous Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy

2014-15  Richard Haass (President of the Council on Foreign Relations)
2012-13: Gareth Evans (Chancellor of the Australian National University)
2011-12: Helen Clark (Administrator of United Nations Development Programme and Chair of United Nations Development Group; former Prime Minister of New Zealand)

Standing Committee

John Dunn (POLIS)
Christopher Hill (International Studies)
Sir Richard Dearlove (former Master, Pembroke College)
Simon Goldhill (Director, CRASSH)

Hosting College

Pembroke College