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The Hague Conversations on Conflict – Parliamentary Diplomacy

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A public lecture and discussion with Simon Lunn – former Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – and networking drinks

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We are pleased to host the second in a new programme of events by LINKS Europe and The Hague Humanity Hub, which aims to rethink approaches to conflict prevention and resolution.

This public event will include a lecture by Simon Lunn – Senior Associate Fellow at the European Leadership Network and former Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (full bio below) – on the role of parliamentary diplomacy in international relations, and particularly in the prevention, mediation and resolution of conflict: 'Parliamentary diplomacy - a case study of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly'. Mr Lunn will then be joined by Sven Koopmans MP (VVD) – a member of the Netherlands Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – for a discussion and open Q&A. The event will close with networking drinks for all those in attendance.

Sign in will open at 17:45 with the event starting at 18:00 sharp

-- Prior registration for this event is necessary --

The Hague Conversations on Conflict is a series of discussions, lectures, workshops and networking events launched by LINKS Europe in association with The Hague Humanity Hub, in June 2019. Their aim is to provide a forum where the changing nature of war and conflict can be analysed and assessed, together with the responses of international society.

Simon Lunn Biography:

Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 1997 to 2007, following 8 years as the Deputy SG, he initiated the Assembly’s program of partnership and assistance to the parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe. From 1979 to 81 he worked in the US Congressional Research Service preparing reports for Congress on NATO strategy and the 1979 INF decision. After positions at the RIIA Chatham House and the European Parliament he was appointed Head of Plans and Policy on NATO’s International Staff 1983 to 88 involved in force planning and conventional arms control. He has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Wales and an MA in War Studies from Kings College London University. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 1959 to 61 subsequently serving as an officer in the British Army. In 2001 he was made a Commander of the Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas for active support for Lithuanian membership of NATO and 2012 received the Baltic Assembly medal for support for Baltic unity.

If you have any further questions, please email: office@links-europe.eu

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