On conflict, negotiation and reconciliation with Valérie Rosoux

Valerie Rosoux is a Research Director at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research. She teaches International Negotiation and Transitional Justice at the UCLouvain in Belgium. Valerie is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy and an External Scientific Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and at the Max Planck Institute Halle. She has a degree in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Political Sciences. Her research interests focus on post-war reconciliation and the uses of memory in international relations. In 2010-2011, she was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (Washington DC). In the past twenty years she trained diplomats, NGO workers, military officers, and students in Europe, Africa, and the USA.

With Valerie we discuss what is reconciliation and why it is often more important than negotiation or mediation. We look at the prerequisites for a successful reconciliation process, define what it is and go through its consecutive steps. Finally, Valerie shares her recommendations for managing successful reconciliation processes.

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