Musik & Theater

Alpbach Talks: Wenn der Friede siegt (When peace overcomes)
Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee in conversation

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The civil war in Liberia raged for fourteen years. The country’s population suffered greatly, and witnessed all the horrific by-products of war: child soldiers, every third inhabitant a refugee, and over 200,000 dead. “It was hell on earth”, says Leymah Gbowee, who is co-founder of, and spokesperson for, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. The ending of the civil war in August 2003 can be largely attributed to Leymah Gbowee and the women who worked alongside her.

Currently in Vienna at the invitation of the Evangelical Church for the 2017 Reformation jubilee, the Nobel Peace Prize winner talks to Thomas Seifert about her experiences and her strategies, as well as the challenges facing peace work today.

Michael Bünker, Bishop of the Evangelical Church in Austria
Caspar Einem, Vice-President, European Forum Alpbach
Elke Hesse, Director, MuTh
Wolfgang Riedler, Managing Director, Wiener Zeitung

In conversation
Leymah Gbowee, Liberian civil rights activist and peace activist; winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Thomas Seifert,  Deputy Managing Editor of the Wiener Zeitung

This event will be conducted in English. Following the event, you are invited to continue the discussion over drinks in the foyer. Admission is free. In view of the limited number of places available, advance booking is essential.