Fall 2018 Conflict, Security & Development Series
Each Tuesday, the Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches, and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations.
This series is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU's School for Professional Studies, the Program in International Relations at NYU's GSAS, the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.
Katerina Siira, Research Scientist & Project Director at NYU SPS's Peace Research and Education Program (PREP) at the Center for Global Affairs, will discuss PREP’s approach to working with the University of Duhok in Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) and their latest joint project to strengthen youth capacity in peacebuilding in three communities.
Bangkok-based journalist Patrick Winn will explain why Southeast Asian organized crime is entering a golden age—and argue that we should see the humanity in people engaged in black markets. Patrick Winn's book: Hello, Shadowlands: Inside Southeast Asia's Organized Crimewave will be available for purchase.
Why do humanitarian actors do what they do? Peter Hoffman, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at The New School will unpack the structuring of knowledge and ethics by humanitarian organizations to explain how the pathos of the compassionate has altered the meaning and undermines the value of humanitarianism.
William Rich, a former senior diplomat for the U.S. Treasury Department, will discuss how oil prices, US monetary policy, and the US dollar are shaping the politics of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
Louisa Lombard, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Yale University, will explain the drivers and logic of violence, rebellion, and intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR), and show that—while often overlooked—CAR has a lot to teach us about the problems in so-called fragile states today.