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IAI event: NEXUS25 conference
May 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rethinking multilateralism in the face of complex crises
Rome, 24-25 May 2022
In an ever more connected world, the effects of a crisis reverberate, crossing regional and
national borders. Concurring risks generate instability and threaten human security calling
for innovative multilateral responses that can adequately address these complex crises.
NEXUS25 works at the intersection between climate, migration, governance and security,
aiming to contribute to a better understanding of the nature – and thus the collective action
needs – of complex crises.
The NEXUS25 conference will kick off on the first day with a high-level panel discussion on
the global effects of the Ukraine crisis intertwining displacement, food security, and climate
risks. The conversation will represent a starting point to unravel the complex nature of crises
and their widespread consequences in our interconnected world. The conference will
continue on 25 May with a day-long workshop, aiming to foster knowledge-sharing and
debate among experts and stakeholders about multilateral responses to complex crises,
with the Sahel and wider Mediterranean, and South Asia serving as departure points for discussion.
Our ETTG Director, Geert Laporte will take part on the second day workshop “Strengthening multilateral responses to complex crises” on Wednesday, May 25th organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome.
The workshop aims at fostering knowledge-sharing and debate among experts and stakeholders
about multilateral efforts to tackle complex crisis scenarios. While the situation in the Sahel and
South Asia will serve as departure points, the discussion will adopt a global lens in rethinking
multilateral governance in the face of complex crises. In particular, the convening aims at:
(i) stimulating discussion on the dynamics underpinning the nexus between security, climate and
migration in fragile settings;
(ii) assessing the evolution of multilateral responses in the face of these
multidimensional, overlapping and transnational challenges with a view to identifying key areas of
progress as well as pressing gaps; and
(iii) fostering thinking on how to operationalize a nexus
perspective to multilaterally confront such complex crises.
Working language: English