Six Senses for Peace

In areas of conflict but also at home, conflict lead to new problems such as an influx of migration and radicalization. A lot remains to be done.

Of course we could just wait for the big international organizations like the UN to solve the problem, hoping that another 70 years will do the trick. But how about exploring new solutions and viewpoints together in the Hague? What if we were to look at the solutions differently? Could it set peace and justice in motion?

In this interactive event, speakers will use one of the six senses, eyes, tongue, nose, ears, mind and body to overcome challenges and contribute to peace. They challenge minds like you from within and beyond the field of peace and justice to contribute to the conversation. The speakers are interspersed with two special peace speeches performed by the Royal Theatre and the National Theatre.

About the speakers

Meet Paul Hansen from Sweden, one of the winners of World press photo 2016, who uses his camera to create dialogue about war and peace, Daeun Lim and Seoyoon Kwon from South Korea, who studied at the Design academy on how to picture peace. Or Hilary Jones, ethical director of Lush, who proves that you can smell good without animal testing, Isreali Yuval Gal and Palestinian Muawi Shehadehand who believe it is better to eat together than to fight, and Marieke Liem, a criminologist who claims that the world has become a safer place for us all as long as we fight our fears.

About Just Peace

This program is organized by De Koninklijke Schouwburg, HagueTalks and Humanity House. It is the start of Just Peace Festival(21 t/m 25 september) that celebrates the international Day of Peace all over the city.

Do you like this HagueTalks? Than also visit…

Do you find this program interesting? Than visit the UNconference beforehand or take a special tour through our exhibition the Asylum Search Engine on Saturday 24, or watch the beautiful documentary HUMAN in the garden of the Peace Palace. Follow the complete program on Facebook.