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Prospects for Peace in Cameroon’s “Anglophone Crisis”

April 21, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution  and the Program on Negotiation present Suzanne Ghais, Principal at Ghais Mediation and Facilitation, LLC and Executive Director of the nonprofit Pathfinders4Peace.

Since 2017, Cameroon has been the site of an under-reported and grisly armed conflict which emerged from an independence movement seeking to redress the historical marginalization of the English-speaking minority by the French-speaking government. Numerous would-be mediators have offered help, a national dialogue was held, foreign-led peace initiatives made progress but then seemingly collapsed – and the conflict still rages on today. Dr. Ghais will review the origins of the conflict and the current state of peacemaking efforts based on her ongoing work through Pathfinders4Peace and her most recent trip to Cameroon this spring. The challenges of getting parties to the table for peace negotiations will be examined and discussed.

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