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Aurora Martin, senior advisor with the International Relations Department for the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs, National Agency for Equal Opportunities in Bucharest, gives a presentation on “Security, Conflict and Conflict Management: Implications for Civil Society” to 42 participants from 25 countries attending the Marshall Center’s Seminar on Regional Security Jan. 26. For more photos of #SRS16_04, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (Marshall Center photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn /RELEASED)

Aurora Martin, senior advisor with the International Relations Department for the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs, National Agency for Equal Opportunities in Bucharest, gives a presentation on “Security, Conflict and Conflict Management: Implications for Civil Society” to 42 participants from 25 countries attending the Marshall Center’s Seminar on Regional Security Jan. 26.

Seminar on Regional Security focuses specifically on regional security dynamics. This is the fourth iteration of this resident program at the Marshall Center

Martin covered the government’s responsibility to protect or R2P and the civil society’s responsibility to support or R2S.

According to Martin, R2P and R2S are useful frameworks, but this system still needs to be improved. She said that what is need is synchronization between state centric and civil society approaches, as well as a balance between military and nonviolent peace enforcement.

She added that enhancement of women’s engagement in conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding was also needed.

Martin is a Marshall Center alumni. She is a graduate of the Marshall Center’s Program on Applied Security Studies in 2008 and the Seminar on Transatlantic Civil Security in 2015, as well as a Marshall Center Scholar in 2010.

This SRS presentation was her first one as a guest lecturer. Martin is an experienced academic lecturer in international relations and good governance, and a Senior Advisor within the Romanian government and the parliament.