Panel discussion

Tuesday 08 November 2016, 12:30 - 14:00

Peaceful Resistance for Enduring Global Justice

Panel discussion on the film "Gandhi", Geneva Peace Week

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Genève

History has shown that peaceful resistance against colonialism, military occupations, and authoritarian regimes is an effective way to reverse injustice and oppression. With the current upheavals in the Middle East and elsewhere, to what extent can peaceful resistance challenge violent aggressions in an increasingly militarised world? Can peaceful resistance form an effective tool to reverse today's injustices? Join the debate on the effectiveness, relevance and importance of peaceful resistance for enduring global justice, alongside distinguished speakers and practitioners who have witnessed, lived through, studied, or practiced a form of peaceful resistance, in different parts of the world.


  • Alessandra Vellucci, Director, United Nations Information Service in Geneva


  • Alaa Tartir, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
  • Ajit Kumar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN in Geneva
  • Jean Fabre, Former Deputy Director, UNDP in Geneva


NB: On Wednesday 9 November at 18:00 there will be a screening of Gandhi at Maison de la paix. Both events are organised in collaboration with CINE-ONU, as part of Geneva Peace Week.

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