Northwestern University

Nov
16
Fri 12:00 PM

Scott Straus: "Political Authority After Civil War: The Peacebuilder's Dilemma"

When: Friday, November 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 2351, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Moore  

Group: War & Society Working Group (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

The War & Society Working Group of the Buffett Institute co-hosts Prof. Scott Straus (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science) with the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. The talk is titled "Political Authority After Civil War: The Peacebuilder's Dilemma." Lunch will be served. 

Scott Straus is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Political Science and International Studies at UW-Madison. Scott specializes in the study of genocide, political violence, human rights, and African politics. His most recent books are Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa (Cornell University Press, 2015), which has won four awards, including the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, as well as two honorable mentions, and Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2016).

This talk is co-sponsored by the War & Society Working Group of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Kaplan Humanities Institute as part of the 2018-19 SECURITY Dialogues, a year-long conversation about struggles over security from humanistic perspectives, presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.

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