Former ICAR Director Gives Lynch Lecture

Posted: March 20, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Kevin Clements, Secretary General of International Alert, returns to George Mason to speak on “The War Against Terrorism: The Quest for Justice and Peace.” Clements was director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) from 1994 to 2000 and held the Vernon and Minnie Lynch Chair of Conflict Resolution during most of that time. He comes to George Mason to give the 15th Annual Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Lecture tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the Grand Tier of the Concert Hall.

Clements has written extensively on conflict transformation, peace building, preventive diplomacy and development. As secretary general of International Alert he has advised a number of European governments on conflict prevention and conflict resolution; developed an integrated strategy for the organization; and overseen field programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He is on the Board of the European Center for Conflict Prevention and is president of the European Peace Building Liaison Office in Brussels.

ICAR established the lecture series to bring the idea and theory of conflict analysis and resolution to the attention of the university community. The lectures are named for Vernon and Minnie Lynch, parents of Edwin and Helen Lynch, friends of ICAR and prominent Virginians. The Lynch lectures are published as Occasional Papers by the institute and are available from the George Mason Bookstore. Videotapes are also available.

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