|Title:||Conflict Security and Development Series- Peace building in Iraq: What Roles Can Universities Play?|
Thomas Hill, associate research scholar, Center for International Conflict Resolution, Columbia University Among the most well-respected and stable institutions in Iraq, universities allow representatives of different communities to interact and peacefully contest the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s future. The recent establishment of a masterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s program in peace and conflict studies at one Iraqi public university, and the development of a center dedicated to peace and security studies at a private university suggest a growing acceptance of responsibility for a role in peacebuilding by IraqÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s academics. Drawing on experiences teaching in Iraq, this discussion focuses on both the possibilities for, and the limitation of, university-led peacebuilding efforts in Iraq and elsewhere.
|Author:||NYU Wagner Office of Special Events|
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