Lecture talk

2020 John Burton Lecture – Thursday 6 February 2020

‘Parsing the Peace: Citizens in Civil War Peace Processes’ is the title of this year’s John Burton Lecture given by Professor Caroline Hartzell (Gettysburg College)

When: Thursday 6 February 2020 from 15.00 – 16.00

Where: Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1 (RLT1)

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 Globalisation Studies program. Professor Hartzell teaches courses in International Relations. Her specialisation is in international political economy with an emphasis on issues of conflict and conflict management, development, and globalisation.

The lecture is open to all and free to attend with no booking necessary.