Sven Koopmans

Sven Koopmans

Member of Parliament, former UN peace negotiator

A peacemaker in everyone?

Speaking from personal experience negotiating with governments and rebels (or terrorists), Sven Koopmans discusses the need for more realism in peacemaking, from Africa and the Middle East to North Korea.


Sven Koopmans is an expert in international mediation, having worked in peace processes for the UN and the EU on conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, Darfur, Mali, Ukraine and Cyprus among others. He studied at Leiden, Harvard and Oxford University and is currently a Member of Parliament in the Netherlands.

Twitter: @SvenKoopmansVVD
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