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KPSRL & Leiden University – Fireside Peace Chat with Arnold Stepanyan

21 November @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm


Fireside Peace Chats series are informal, intimate chats with peacebuilders who have either lived in for an extended period of time or are from conflict-affected environments. Fireside Peace Chats are a joint initiative of Leiden University College The Hague (LUC), Knowledge Platform for Security and Rule of the Law (KPSRL), and The Hague Humanity Hub (THHH), with an aim to open a space where practice, research and policy in peacebuilding come together in an informal way, through experience of people on the ground. This initiative aims to contribute to a locally informed paradigm shift in liberal peacebuilding.

Peace and Democracy in Georgia and the Southern Caucasus

This Fireside Peace Chat will be held with Arnold Stepanyan on peace and democracy in Georgia and the Southern Caucasus. Arnold Stepanyan is founder and chair of one of the oldest civil movements in Georgia, the Public Movement for Multinational Georgia (PMMG). This is an umbrella organisation which supports and cooperates with more than 18 diaspora and 56 grass-root NGOs working to protect the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic groups residing in Georgia. PMMG seeks to to establish tolerance and diversity as natural conditions of the democratic society in Georgia.


  • Main Guest: Arnold Stepanyan – Founder and Chair of PMMG
  • Anar Ahmadov – Associate Professor of Political Economy (Leiden University College)
  • Elvin Yusifli – PhD Candidate (Leiden University College)
  • Moderators: Maja Vodopivec (Leiden University College) & Sever Dzigurski (KPSRL)

The Hague Humanity Hub

Fluwelen Burgwal 58
The Hague, Netherlands
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