Kelman Seminar: Prospects for Peace in Cameroon’s “Anglophone Crisis”

Event Date: Friday April 21, 2023
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Prospects for Peace in Cameroon’s “Anglophone Crisis”

A virtual talk with:

Suzanne Ghais

Suzanne Ghais
Principal, Ghais Mediation and Facilitation, LLC
Executive Director,


Friday, April 21, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.

This session will be recorded. Pending approval, we will post the recorded webinar on this page after the session.


About the talk:

Since 2017, Cameroon has been the site of an under-reported and grisly armed conflict which emerged from an independence movement seeking to redress the historical marginalization of the English-speaking minority by the French-speaking government. Numerous would-be mediators have offered help, a national dialogue was held, foreign-led peace initiatives made progress but then seemingly collapsed – and the conflict still rages on today. Dr. Ghais will review the origins of the conflict and the current state of peacemaking efforts based on her ongoing work through Pathfinders4Peace and her most recent trip to Cameroon this spring. The challenges of getting parties to the table for peace negotiations will be examined and discussed.

About the speaker:

Suzanne Ghais, Ph.D., principal at Ghais Mediation and Facilitation, LLC and executive director of the nonprofit Pathfinders4Peace, has over 25 years’ experience as a mediator, facilitator, and trainer. She has helped resolve conflicts and build consensus in internal organizational matters and environmental/land use issues and is increasingly working on or in peace processes and political transitions. Publications include Extreme Facilitation: Guiding Groups through Controversy and Complexity (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2005) and recent scholarly research on peace processes.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series:

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The seminar considers ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethnonational conflicts.

 For more information on the Kelman Seminar Series, contact Donna Hicks at


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