“Parsing the Peace: Citizens in Civil War Peace Processes”
Professor Caroline Hartzell (Gettysburg College)
Venue: Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1 (RLT1)
Date & Time: Thursday 6 February 2020; 3-4pm
A drinks reception will take place afterwards in Rutherford Seminar Room 2, next door to RLT1
For this year’s annual John Burton lecture, the Conflict Analysis Research Centre welcomes the critically acclaimed Professor Caroline Hartzell (Gettysburg College) to hold a talk on Parsing the Peace: Citizens in Civil War Peace Processes. During this event, which continues the long-established series of John Burton lectures, Professor Hartzell will discuss the role of civic engagement in peace processes outside of traditional elite actor involvement. Furthermore, Professor Hartzell will guide the audience towards intricate and informed insights concerning the interplay between peace agreements and citizen involvement. Using her own words, the lecture will cover:
“Much of what we know about peace processes centres on the interests of elite actors and the groups that they lead. Seeking to parse the peace, this talk examines citizen engagement with civil war peace processes, focusing in particular on the relationship between citizens and peace agreements. To that end, I explore how citizens perceive and influence peace agreements, as well as how agreements influence citizens’ political behaviour and attitudes toward the peace in the wake of civil war.”
Professor Hartzell is a Professor in the Political Science Department at Gettysburg College and was the founding director of the College’s Globalization Studies program. Professor Hartzell teaches courses in International Relations. Her specialization is in international political economy with an emphasis on issues of conflict and conflict management, development, and globalization. She also teaches a course in Latin American Politics. Professor Hartzell’s research focuses on cross-national civil war settlements and the effects institutions, both domestic and international, have on social conflict. She has published numerous journal articles on the effects that power-sharing settlements of civil wars have on the duration and quality of the peace, as well as co-authored and co-edited books on those topics. Professor Hartzell’s research has been supported by the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, and a grant for $447,802 from the National Science Foundation to carry out survey research on factors affecting the stability of the peace following power-sharing settlements. Professor Hartzell is editor of the journal CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND PEACE SCIENCE, the journal of the Peace Science Society (International). She also serves on the editorial boards of the journals ETHNOPOLITICS and FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS.
The lecture is open to all and free to attend with no booking necessary.
Do feel free to pass on the details (also enclosed in the attached poster) to anyone that might be interested.