Fall 2019 Conflict Series—All Security is Ontological Security: Why Wyle E. Coyote Chases the Roadrunner

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

12:30pm - 1:30pm
September 24, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

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. 


Ever wonder why conflicts continue well beyond the point of advantage to either participant? Contrary to many depictions, security is not always a strictly logical undertaking: people and states adhere to routine actions and relationships as they seek order, stability, and continuity even at the cost of committing irrational actions. Christopher Ankersen, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU School of Professional Studies' Center for Global Affairs, will demonstrate how the concept of ontological security has real explanatory power.

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Conflict Series