Conference on medieval peace institutions in Catalonia

ICIP will hold the conference "Medieval Peace Institutions in Catalonia. Historical Legacy and Lessons for Peacebuilding," on October 8-9. The objective of the conference is to show the past, present and future of Catalonia as a benchmark in peacebuilding, and, specifically, the legacy of the medieval institutions of Pau i Treva and El Consolat de Mar.

The conference, chaired by ICIP president, Rafael Grasa, and with the participation of over twenty experts, will be held in the Parliament of Catalonia. The keynote address will be given by Thomas N. Bisson, professor at Harvard University and one of the foremost specialists on the medieval era in Catalonia. The president of the Parliament of Catalonia, Núria de Gispert, and the vice-president of the Catalan government and minister of Governance and Institutional Relations, Joana Ortega, will be present during the opening and closing sessions. This conference is part of the ICIP research program "Human Security, Conflict Transformation and Research for Peace."

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