Workshop on 'Democracy and Diversity' in Guatemala City

Manuel Vogt, Lecturer in International Security at the Department of Political Science, participated in an international workshop and a subsequent public panel on “Democracy and Diversity” in Guatemala City. The workshop and panel aimed to analyze the conditions under which social and political conflict either leads to violence or remains peaceful and to identify institutional solutions to democracy in multiethnic societies with a history of conflict and discrimination. The event was organized by the ‘Research for Development’ (R4D) project on ‘Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in Fragile States,’ funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and included researchers from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, as well as diplomatic representatives, including the ambassadors from Switzerland, India and Chile.