The Crisis in the Ukraine: Challenges and Opportunities for Dialogue and Mediation

As the crisis in the Ukraine escalates, the conflict is becoming increasingly complex and violent. What remains clear though is that dialogue and mediation are indispensable for a long-term, sustainable solution.

While attention is focused on geopolitical interests and the international –led negotiations, this panel discussion provided unique insights into the ongoing strategies for conflict prevention through local dialogue initiatives. It brought together leading peace builders from Nonviolence International and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), who have been working extensively in Ukraine in recent months, and experts in conflict prevention and diplomacy from The Hague Institute for Global Justice, to reflect on the challenges and opportunities for dialogue and mediation as a way out of the current crisis.


  • Nikola DimitrovDistinguished Fellow,The Hague Institute for Global Justice


  • Dr Iryna Brunova-Kalisetska Research Fellow, Institute of Social and Political Psychology in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dr David ConnollyHead of the Conflict Prevention Program, The Hague Institute for Global Justice
  • Andre KamenshikovRegional Representative, Nonviolence International
  • Zahid MovlazadehAction Learning Programme Manager and Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, GPPAC Global Secretariat


  • Marte HellemaProgramme Manager Public Outreach, GPPAC Global Secretariat


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