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ACTION Dinner: Thinking about International Conflict with Joan Link LVO

London, England

The London Chapter of 85 Broads · presents · ACTION Dinner: Thinking about International Conflict With Joan Link, Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order With simultaneous international conflicts m...


Wed, Oct 23, 2013 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM EDT

The Rooftop Cafe at The Exchange
28 London Bridge St
London, England SE1 9SG
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The London Chapter of 85 Broads
· presents ·

ACTION Dinner: Thinking about International Conflict

With Joan Link, Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order

With simultaneous international conflicts making daily headlines in the media, it’s easy to feel powerless or perhaps block it out all together as something immaterial to our lives.

Yet how do we try to make sense of it all? Can the international community truly reduce the incidence and effect of conflicts?

What is the impact of chemical warfare in one country on the rest of the world, and does increased militarisation of warring countries affect our lives here in the UK?

The London Chapter of 85 Broads presents an ACTION Dinner evening with former British Diplomat, Joan Link LVO. During a career spanning over three decades in the foreign service, Joan spent seven years negotiating the Chemical Weapons Convention and set up a new department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to increase its understanding of conflict prevention, peacekeeping and international policing.

Joan will be sharing her personal experiences on the common causes and effects of international conflict, what actions are feasible for the international community, and the effects of conflict on women and the impact of women on peacekeeping.

ABOUT JOAN LINK LVO
Joan is a former British diplomat, whose 33-year career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) specialised in arms control, conflic issues and human resources. From 2001-2004 she ran the UK’s innovative Global Conflict Prevention Pool, jointly owned by the FCO, the Ministry of Defense and the Department for International Development. From 2004 – 2007 she was Head of Conflict Issues Group at the FCO, dealing with conflict prevention and countries at risk of instability, peacekeeping and international policing, and peacebuilding. She currently divides her time between human resources consulting, voluntary sector activities related to Women, Peace and Security, and spending more time with her family. Joan is currently the Deputy Chair of Trustees for Peace Direct.

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Chatham House Rule will be in effect for this event.
  • NO TICKETS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE DOOR. Space will be limited to 25 only and this event will be for current 85 Broads members. Please renew or sign-up for membership at 85broads.com.
    QUESTIONS? Email london@85broads.com.

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