As the crisis in Yemen grew into a regional conflict involving multiple actors, it became the world's largest humanitarian catastrophe. This situation is caused by a multi-layered war that crosses a civil-war dimension, a counter-terrorism dimension, a regional dimension, and a humanitarian dimension involving major actors. This seminar looks into some of the current dimensions of the conflict, the reasons that brought us to the present situation, and addresses critical issues that will frame the discussions about the future of the country.
This seminar is part of PRIO's "Yemen in Context" initiative, and is co-organized by the PRIO Middle East Centre and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS).
A light lunch will be served, and the seminar is free and open to all.
11:45 – Light lunch
12:00 – Welcome and introduction
Bruno Oliveira Martins, project leader for the "Yemen in Context" initiative, PRIO
12:10 – 13:35 Panel 1
Current dimensions: counter-terrorism, humanitarianism and judicial litigation for civilian victims
Jennifer Gibson, Reprieve, London
Awssan Kamal, Oxfam
Alex Hopkins, Airwars
Chair: Bruno Oliveira Martins
13:45 – 15:10 Panel 2
A look into the future: critical issues in the Yemen conflict
Åshild Kjøk, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Júlia Palik, PRIO
Maria-Louise Clausen, Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) and Visiting Researcher at the Yemen in Context initiative, PRIO
Chair: Kristian Berg Harpviken, Director of the PRIO Middle East Centre
15:15 – End of the seminar