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Our Trustees Make the Case for Conflict Prevention

Members of our Board of Trustees have achieved much in many walks of life: politics, diplomacy, finance, business, academia or international organisations. Each has their own story about why they devote their time to the conflict prevention mission of International Crisis Group. In these short video interviews, our Trustees share insights about how and why they are personally passionate about ending war.

Lord (Mark) Malloch-Brown

Crisis Group's Chair, former UN Deputy Secretary-General and Administrator of the UNDP, Lord (Mark) Malloch-Brown, speaks about his experience at the UN and the importance of Crisis Group's role in averting imminent conflicts.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Lord (Mark) Malloch-Brown

Emma Bonino

Emma Bonino talks about her own experience working in conflict prevention and why that experience showed her the value of Crisis Group's work for international policy makers.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Emma Bonino

Cheryl Carolus

Cheryl Carolus reflects on the instrumental role Crisis Group has played in bringing attention to lesser known conflicts in the world, such as the civil wars in Sudan and Sri Lanka.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Cheryl Carolus

Frank Giustra

Leading Canadian businessman Frank Giustra explains that peace must first be achieved before we can address the rest of the world's problems.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Frank Giustra

Wadah Khanfar

Wadah Khanfar, Co-founder of Al Sharq Forum and former Director General of Al Jazeera Network, speaks about why the lack of imagination can be the biggest impediment to conflict resolution, and how Crisis Group's impartial perspective into the conflicts gives the warring parties alternatives to act and think differently.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Wadah Khanfar

Ayo Obe

Ayo Obe, a leading Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, explains the importance of ending war by tackling its root causes. For her, Crisis Group, as a conflict prevention organisation, is like an engineer who ends an outbreak of cholera by repairing the water supply system.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Ayo Obe

Dev Sanyal

Dev Sanyal, chief executive and vice president at BP and Crisis Group's Council Member, talks about Crisis Group's ability to identify crisis and find solutions that can prevent those conflicts from happening.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Dev Sanyal

Alexander Soros

Alexander Soros explains why we need to keep the bigger picture in mind when trying to prevent conflict.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Alexander Soros

Jonas Gahr Støre

Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the Norwegian Labour Party and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, speaks about why conflict prevention is important and how analysis plays a role in successful prevention.

Why Conflict Prevention Matters: A Conversation with Jonas Gahr Støre