How to truly listen to parties to conflict – lessons from a mediator
Her talk will focus on what it takes to truly be able to listen to parties in armed conflict, including those who have committed violence. Drawing on her experience as a peace mediator, Fleur will share some lessons learned and relate this to everyday life.
Fleur Ravensbergen is the deputy director and cofounder of the Dialogue Advisory Group (DAG), a Dutch NGO that mediates in armed conflict. She talks to members of armed groups with the aim of reducing violence. Since 2009 she has been involved in two disarmaments, and a broad range of peace mediations, including in Basque Country, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo.