Understanding Violent Conflict

Rural Radicalisms and the Politics of Order: Public Authority, Performance, and Precarity in Africa

On 12 February 2021, the Understanding Violent Conflict program held a paper development workshop on “Rural Radicalisms and the Politics of Order: Public Authority, Performance, and Precarity in Africa.” The papers are being prepared for publication in a journal special issue that is being co-edited by Tatiana, former SSRC board chair Michael Watts, UVC researcher Annalisa Bolin, and Koen Vlassenroot (Ghent University).

Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON) – Annual Meeting and Seminar

On 13-14 November 2019, UVC Director Tatiana Carayannis and Senior Program Manager Aaron Pangburn participated in the Annual Meeting of the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network (EPON). The first day served as an opportunity to report on network activities, tweak the common methodology for the research studies, and brainstorm potential new missions for 2020 site visits. On Thursday, 14 November, at the International Peace Institute, various EPON researchers briefed New York-based policy makers and United Nations practitioners on the findings and lessons from EPON case studies to date, as well as on the progress of the studies underway and future plans. …

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