Roundtable C: Beyond Shaking Hands-Implementing Agreements and Sustaining Peace in Fragile States

This roundtable will delve into the reasons why peace agreements falter and explores the role of design, capacity, and political will. It will highlight the importance of understanding the wider environments that characterise and shape peace processes, including that of state fragility, and offers insights to support more robust and sustainable agreements.


H.E. Mutlaq Al Qahtani

Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Netherlands

Rafat Al-Akhali

Convenor of the Council on State Fragility, University of Oxford

Dr. Keith Krause

Professor at the Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland and GISR Senior Research Associate

Dr. Erin McCandless

Associate Researcher at the Politics Department, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and GISR Senior Research Associate

H.E. Lakhdar Brahimi

Founding Member of The Elders


Dr. Piotr Dutkiewicz

Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Governance and Public Policy, Carleton University

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