The International Panel on Exiting Violence (IPEV), launched in january 2017 by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut organized an International Conference at the AUB, in Beirut.
The event was an opportunity for knowledge exchange on the subject of exiting violence and its the myriad interpretations of why it emerges, how it manifests and ways to deal with radicalization, terrorism, djihadism, or the reconstruction of the self. The discussions allowed the working groups to receive suggestions to amend their respective chapters. A final report will soon be released and presented at the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme in November 2018.
This three-days event gathered more than a hundred of scholars, experts and personnalities from the political world, coming from all over the world, such as Fadlo Khuri, President of the AUB, Philippe Lazzarini, UN Resident Coordinator, Mala Bakhtiar, Chief of Executive Body of PUK Political Bureau and President of the Dabran Foundation, and Dorothée Schmid, Program Director for Turkey and the Middle East at the Institut Français des Relations Internationale.