Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Lisa Hultman awarded the 2016 Glenn Palmer Prize for best publication in Conflict Management and Peace Science


Congratulations to Lisa Hultman, Associate Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, and her co-authors Jacob Kathan and Megan Shannon, for winning the 2016 Glenn Palmer Prize, awarded to the best publication in Conflict Management and Peace Science!

The authors won the award for their article "United Nations peacekeeping dynamics and the duration of post-civil conflict peace". In the article, Hultman, Kathan, and Megan construct a fine-grained dataset regarding the types of deployment and personnel strength of UN peacekeepers. The authors show that the deployment of armed troops is effective in increasing the durability of post-conflict settlements. In contrast, utilizing unarmed observers appears to have no effect on extending the durability of peace.