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Stefan Wolff:
The path to ending ethnic conflicts

TEDGlobal 2010 · 17:35 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts
17:35 · Filmed July 2010 at TEDGlobal 2010 · Subtitles available in 22 languages

Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff's figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has steadily decreased. He extracts critical lessons from Northern Ireland, Liberia, Timor and more to show that leadership, diplomacy and institutional design are our three most effective weapons in waging peace.

Ethnic conflicts scholar
Stefan Wolff studies contemporary conflicts, focusing on the prevention and settlement of ethnic conflicts and in postconflict reconstruction in deeply divided and war-torn societies. Full bio
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