Richard Clarke (Child Soldiers International): 'From Research through to Policymaking: Louder Than Words'

Tuesday 16 October 2012, 1.15PM to 14:15

Speaker: Richard Clarke (Child Soldiers International)

Richard Clarke spent over 25 years in the FCO, with a consistent focus on conflict prevention and resolution. He brokered the first high level contacts with the Argentine Government post-Falklands War. He has been part of a negotiating team in several arms control and stability agreements, and in the Good Friday Agreement. He initiated the conflict diamonds initiative leading to Kimberly Accords. He had postings on four continents (Caracas, Washington, Dublin and Dar es Salaam), ending his career as High Commissioner to Tanzania. He then went on to six years of applied human rights in social (and economic) regeneration in English inner cities. He was appointed as Director of Child Soldiers International end of 2011.

Location: LMB/037X, Law & Management Building, Heslington East Campus, University of York