From March 4-5, 2020, the Kuwait Program at Sciences Po hosted its third conference in collaboration with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) at Sciences Po and Hotel de l’Industrie. This year’s theme on the Stakes of Peace & War: Diplomacy, Anthropology, Climate and Conflict brought together specialists and practitioners from a range of different fields, including diplomats, academics, journalists and military in order to engage a multidisciplinary debate on global peace and security. Students and external conference participants were offered the chance to share their thoughts and engage on these issues with the experts through lengthy Q&A sessions.
A wide array of panelists enabled a comprehensive dialogue aimed at tackling today’s conflicts through a collaborative approach, in order to bridge the understanding of past and emerging threats. Discussions highlighted the importance of international cooperation and solidarity to strengthen resilience and adaptability to current challenges, such as pandemics, climate change, and conflict. The jointly organised 2020 Sciences Po-KFAS Conference provided a forum for participants to debate on how to best foster peace, analyse stakes of diplomacy, anthropology and climate, discuss the influence of new technologies in conflict, and the role of empowering and reinforcing civil society.
More information on our 2020 Conference, along with our Executive Summary may be viewed here.