A talk by Martin Griffiths, Executive Director of the European Institute of Peace
Chaired by the Lord Alderdice
Committee Room 2, Houses of Parliament
Monday 12 October 6-7.30pm
Martin Griffiths is a senior international mediator and the first Executive Director of the European Institute of Peace (EIP).
From 1999 to 2010 he was the founding Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue in Geneva, where he specialised in developing political dialogue between governments and insurgents in a range of countries across Asia, Africa and Europe.
Between 2012 and 2014 he served as the Deputy Head of the UN Supervisory Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) and is probably the only person to have served under all three UN envoys.
He was one of the co-founders of Inter-Mediate, a London based charity working on conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation.
Martin had worked previously in the British Diplomatic Service and for various international humanitarian organisations including UNICEF, Save the Children and Action Aid.
In 1994 he became the Director of the Department of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva and served as Deputy to the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator in New York. He has also served as UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Great Lakes and UN Regional Coordinator in the Balkans with the rank of UN Assistant Secretary-General.
As the first Executive Director of the new European Institute of Peace - an exciting and daunting challenge - he will refer to the EIP's major programme in Syria in the course of what will be an unusually informed and interesting presentation on the Syrian crisis and its implications.
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