Effectively communicating tolerance

Randa Kassis

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2014
Location: Palais des Nations
Date: 19/09/2014

Randa shares her conviction that peace must be, first and foremost, universal rather than individual. With reference to the war in Syria, she highlights the importance that all actors in a conflict take part in the peace process. Lastly, she explains the central role of dialogue and tolerance in multicultural crises.

Tags: Conflict,  Conflict Resolution,  Dialogue,  Diversity,  Iraq,  Multi-ethnicity,  Peace,  Religious Tensions,  Syria,  War

Randa Kassis

President of the Movement for a Pluralistic Society

Randa is a Franco-Syrian politician. She is the Founder and President of the Movement for a Pluralistic Society. A few months after the revolt broke out in Syria, Randa became the President of the Secular Syrian Coalition and occupied this position until 2012. She was a member of the National Syrian Council but was excluded after her repeated warnings about the increasing number of Islamists within the ranks of the Syrian opposition. She is now a leading commentator on the Syrian conflict and will speak about the value of effectively communicating tolerance in multi-ethnic societies.