The Gandhi Foundation Annual Lecture 2022 will be taking place on Thursday 27 October 2022 at the House of Lords, Parliament Square, London, SW1A 0PW. 17:00 – 19:00 BST

The event hosted and chaired by Gandhi Foundation patron Lord Dholakia titled: ‘Peacefully preventing and stopping war: Some challenges to conventional wisdom,’ will be delivered by Dr. Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Reader in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University.

The event is FREE but those wishing to attend will need to register online in advance.

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Some background to the event

Today’s conventional wisdom is that the best we’ve got when it comes to preventing and stopping war is the Just War Tradition and its associated framework of international law and institutions. Yet these conventional tools keep proving insufficient. In this lecture, 3 factors that might explain these insufficiencies and point beyond our current setup will be explored: the widely-shared yet increasingly questionable assumption that violence can be an effective instrument to achieve political ends; the deep institutional dynamics which incentivise a chronic slide towards systematic militarism; and very structural foundation of our international order.