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NASP International Workshop on Conflicts and Institutions

NASP, in cooperation with the Department of Political Science of the University of Genoa, is pleased to announce the NASP International Workshop on

Conflicts and Institutions: Projects, Research and Workshops

21 June 2017
Aula Mazzini
University of Genoa
Via Balbi, 5 - Genoa

The dramatic events and emergencies in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa regions show the need of understanding how domestic institutions can influence violent conflicts and, conversely, how, the latter can affect domestic institutions.

In continuity with the conference "Conflicts & Institutions: Research, Projects and Workshops" (Genoa, 16-17 June 2016), the 2017 NASP International Workshop on Conflicts and Institutions aims at specifying the links and connections between the ongoing crises and current conflicts to examine the relationship between institutions and conflicts. For this purpose, leading scholars in conflicts studies, democratization, peacebuilding and international security have been invited to give lectures and seminars. The Project "Conflicts & Institutions" aims also at creating a network of scholars able to elaborate common research projects and proposals. Young researchers, especially from the NASP Young Investigator Training Program in Political Studies, supported by ACRI, will have the opportunity to discuss their own works with senior scholars in the final session of the Workshop.

The 2017 project has been designed and coordinated by Giampiero Cama (University of Genoa), Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford) and Fabrizio Coticchia (University of Genoa).

The NASP International Workshop on Conflicts and Institutions gratefully acknowledges the fundamental support from the Compagnia di San Paolo.

Program

● 21 June 2017

09.30 Workshop Registration
9.45 Workshop – Welcome address

10.00-11.00 Key-note speech (I)
» The Transformation of Civil Wars
Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University)

11.15-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.30 Key-note speech (II)
» Accountability Avoidance and State Violence
Sabine Carey (University of Mannheim)

13.00-14.00 Lunch Buffet

Research Seminar on Conflicts&Institutions - NASP Young Investigator Training Program in Political Studies
IntroductionGiampiero Cama (University of Genoa)

14.00-15.30 Panel I - Conflicts and interventions
Chair Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University)

» Jessica di Salvatore (University of Amsterdam), Peacekeepers against criminal violence. Discussant: Stefano Costalli (University of Florence)

» Mwita Chacha (Nazarbayev University), Economic Openness and the Success of Civil War Mediation. Discussant: Vincenzo Bove (University of Warwick)

» Mariana Dos Santos Parra (University of Milan), Statebuilding as peacebuilding? Reassessing statebuilding and its violent features in the case of Haiti. Discussant: Francesco N. Moro (University of Bologna)

15.30-15-45 Coffee break

15.45-17.15 Panel II - Rethinking agency in civil wars
Chair Sabine Carey (University of Mannheim)

» Sally Sharif (City University of New York), The Syrian Civil War, from Theory to Reality. Discussant: Fabrizio Coticchia (University of Genoa)

» Diogo Ferrari (University of Michigan), Income, Redistributive Preferences, and Preferences for Political Institutions. Discussant: Andrea Ruggeri (Oxford University)

» Elena Dal Santo (University of Genoa), Escalating complexity in regional conflicts: the case study of Mali. Discussant: Chiara Ruffa (Swedish National Defense College)

17.15 Final remarks - End of Workshop

 

 

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