Wars and Peace: A Unique Summit at PSIA

Wars and Peace: A Unique Summit at PSIA

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  • Youth and Leaders Summit 2021Youth and Leaders Summit 2021

During three days in January 2021, ‘Youth’ and ‘Leaders’ gathered for a unique online conference in what was the sixth edition of PSIA’s flagship event  #YLSummitPSIA

Close to 3000 people connected to follow the keynote speeches and panel discussions on ‘Wars and Peace: Solving Conflicts, Building Human Security.’ See the full program of the Summit.

Dozens of PSIA students were involed in the Summit, as speekers, greeters, session chairs, community managers and journalists. Sizing this special moment for the PSIA community, our three reporters provided an account of the presiding message of the Youth & Leaders Summit: "We need to work together"


Watch the video replays and read the summaries of the discussions:

Monday 18 January

Opening Session with Jens Stoltenberg

Panel 1: The Changing Nature of Armed Conflicts 

Panel 2: Waging War in the Markets: How to Sustain Economic Peace 

Panel 3: Soft Power as a Lever for Peace: the Case of Arts, Culture and Sports 

Keynote Speech by Josep Borrell

Closing Address by Florence Parly

Tuesday 19 January

Keynote Speech by Susana Malcorra

Panel 4: Migratory Crises and Human Security

Panel 5: Lasting Peace and Social Justice: Solutions for More Inclusive Societies

Panel 6: Governing New Technologies for a More Secure World

Keynote Speech by Pierre Vimont

Keynote Speech by Ghassan Salamé

Wednesday 20 January

Keynote Speech by Carl Bildt

Panel 7: Fighting Drugs, Terror, Organized Crime, Corruption: a Different War 

Panel 8: Natural Resources and Global Commons: New Stakes, New Tensions 

Panel 9: Reforming Democracy for a more Peaceful World 

Keynote Speech by Juan Manuel Santos

Concluding remarks 


For an overview, see the full playlist on YouTube

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