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Lecture with Ambassador Lamberto Zannier on 29 May

On 29 May Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, gives a lecture about his mandate and work methods. After the lecture students can ask their questions during the Q&A.

In his talk, Lamberto Zannier, the High Commissioner on National Minorities, will give some interesting insights on his mandate and work methods. Drawing from examples of majority-minority relations with conflict potential in the OSCE area, he will illustrate how he operationalises conflict prevention in his daily work with a view to containing or de-escalating tensions, as well as the tools he uses to assist States in addressing structural minority-majority issues that have the potential to generate conflict.

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High Commissioner on National Minorities

Armed conflict between States over territory or economic resources has diminished in the OSCE area in recent decades, but tensions between different groups within States have risen. Some of them have spilled over to neighbouring countries and damaged relations between States. Many of these tensions stem from a poor management of diversity and shortcomings in social integration. To address ethnic tensions and to prevent inter-State hostilities over national minority issues, the post of the High Commissioner on National Minorities was established in 1992. Since then, from their headquarters in The Hague, successive High Commissioners have functioned as an early warning mechanism and provided long-term support to address potential root causes of conflict deriving from minority issues.

DGA Research Seminar Series

This lecture is part of the Diplomacy and Global Affairs (DGA) Research Seminar Series. DGA Research Seminar is a series launched by the Research Group on Diplomacy and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs. The seminars of internationally acknowledged guest researchers and faculty members deal with current research topics in diplomacy, international relations, global affairs, and political economy broadly conceived and target a broad audience through their interdisciplinary focus.

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