[Lunchtime Lecture] How is Peace Built after Conflict?

  • Lecturer: Hasegawa Sukehiro
  • (Professor, Hosei University; former Special Representative of the
  • Secretary-General for Timor-Leste and Head of the United Nations
  • Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Mission: UNMISET, UNOTIL and UNMIT)
  • Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 12:15–1:30 pm
  • Venue: Kabayama-Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ Members: Free)
  • *Lunch is NOT included.
  • Language: Japanese (no English translation provided)
Timor-Leste, which restored its independence from Indonesia, is one of the countries where the UN has carried out successful peacekeeping and peace-building operations. Rwanda is another country which has emerged as a dynamic and progressive country after the genocide. It is one of the most rapidly developing nations in Africa. There are many conflict-prone and post-conflict countries that experienced civil wars and internal conflicts that made ethnic and other groups almost impossible to reconcile their animosity and hatred. Yet, the experience of Timor-Leste in transitional justice shows a path towards peace after conflict. The relationship among truth, justice and peace is the subject matter for the presentation by Prof. Hasegawa. With his direct experience in UN peace-building operations in Cambodia, Somalia, Rwanda and Timor-Leste, he will talk about various processes of peace-building, particularly the nexus among “truth,” “justice” and “peace.”

Hasegawa Sukehiro:

Hasegawa SukehiroBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MA from International Christian University and Ph.D. from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Prof. Hasegawa started his career with the UNDP in 1969. He served as Deputy Resident Representative in Nepal and Indonesia; Manager of UN Electoral Supervisors in Cambodia; Director of Policy and Planning of the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Somalia; UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Rwanda; Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Pacific; Director of the UNDP Tokyo Office; and Deputy Special Representative in Timor-Leste.