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Comparative Politics Workshop: Michael Weintraub & Rob Blair

When: Friday, November 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Online

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

Contact: Erica Canavan   (847) 491-7451

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement


How can the state re-establish control after decades of civil war? Which public policies best reduce violence in the world's most dangerous cities? What role do ordinary citizens play in peacebuilding? How do legacies of violence shape contemporary outcomes?

The Comparative Politics Workshop hosts Michael Weintraub and Rob Blair for a presentation on “After Rebel Governance: A Field Experiment in Security and Justice Provision in Rural Colombia.” 

Michael Weintraub is an Associate Professor in the Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo and Director of the Security and Violence Area of the Center for the Study of Security and Drugs (CESED) at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. 

Rob Blair is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University. His research focuses on international intervention and the consolidation of state authority after civil war, with an emphasis on rule of law and security institutions.

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