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OOW Poster

The war in Ukraine with its diverse array of regular and irregular armed groups and spatial disparity of fighting exemplifies the complexities of formerly armed actor (FAA) (re)integration efforts amidst ongoing and post-conflict scenarios. The purpose of this conference is to have a global collective of academics, policymakers and practitioners elaborate on a plan of action for the sustainable reintegration of FAAs returning from the frontlines in Ukraine and contribute to advancements in the scientific field of FAA reintegration on a broader scale.

"Out of War" draws on the diversity of geographic and context-specific expertise convened to inform proposals for the Ukrainian case. Participants will identify policy, practice, and research priorities, encompassing crucial organizational aspects such as sustainable funding, innovative measurement and evaluation, and the application of bottom-up and participatory methodologies. 


Friday, October 13th

4:00 PM: Registration

(Shaw Library, Old Building)

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Opening Remarks

and Roundtable Discussion

with Ukrainian Conference Leadership
(Shaw Library, Old Building)

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM: Dinner and Drinks

on Campus

(Staff Dining Room, Old Building)

Saturday, October 14th

8:00 AM - 8.30 AM: Registration and Breakfast

(Ground Floor Foyer, Centre Building)

8:30 AM - 9
.30 AM: Surprise Keynote Speaker 

(Sumeet Valrani Lecture Theatre, CBG)

9:45 AM - 11:45 AM: Breakout Session Block I
The Women of War
(CBG 1.03)

Identity-Based Challenges (CBG 1.08)
The Long Shadow of War (CBG 1.09)

The Invisible Wounds of War (CBG 1.10)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Plenary Reportback
(Sumeet Valrani Lecture Theatre, CBG)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch

2:15 PM - 4:15 PM: Breakout Session Block II

Community-Based (Re)integration Room I (CBG 1.08)
Community-Based (Re)integration Room II (CBG 1.09

Participatory Programme and Policy Design (CBG 1.10)


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Plenary Reportback

(Sumeet Valrani Lecture Theatre, CBG)

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Closing Remarks

(Sumeet Valrani Lecture Theatre, CBG)

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Pub Dinner

at "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese"


Trust After Betrayal (TAB) is a UK Research and Innovation funded project led by Dr Erin McFee and Jonathan Röders from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). TAB focuses on understanding interpersonal trust dynamics in contexts of organized violence, particularly (re)integrating formerly armed actors (FAAs). The project applies interdisciplinary lenses from anthropology, organizational sciences, peacebuilding, security studies, and feminist studies. Partnering with grassroots initiatives and violence-affected populations worldwide, TAB combines research and interventions across various countries, aiming to transform conflicts, enhance reconciliation, and promote participatory measurement and evaluation.

The Corioli Institute is an emerging Research and Action organization that carries forward the community-oriented and social change-driven approach championed by TAB. Building upon the knowledge and networks cultivated by TAB, Corioli focuses on forging international partnerships to (re)integrate formerly armed actors and foster trust within communities affected by violence. Leveraging insights gained from engaging with local populations in peacebuilding and development efforts, Corioli stands at the forefront of research in this field. Corioli's mission is to bridge the gap between grassroots initiatives and international donor streams by transferring administrative and communicative expertise. This ensures that effective, contextually-grounded peacebuilding and (re)integration practices, often hidden from key benefactors, gain access to necessary resources.

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