Public Event: The Social Science of Ending War
November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This informal event will present some of the work produced by the Political Settlements Research Programme. We’ll give a jargon-free overview of our innovative research into peace agreements and processes, and how these insights are used to bring a socially just future to some of the most divided societies on earth.
- Sanja Badanjak will discuss the dilemmas associated with elections following conflict. We tend to assume that holding elections is always a good thing – relying on quantitative data and insights from game theory, the talk will show when elections work, and when they fail.
- Laura Wise will talk about what happens in peace processes beyond the national stage, how unlikely people broker peace agreements for specific parts of a warzone, and what this means for our understanding of peacemaking practices.
- Prof Christine Bell, director of PSRP, and Mark Muller, a Senior Mediation Advisor to the UN Department of Political Affairs and the UN Special Envoy to Syria, will explain PeaceTech and describe online platforms for inclusive peacemaking.
- Kevin McNicholl will talk about his work in the area of women’s inclusion in peace agreements.
This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
This is a free event. Learn more and register now.