Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Special seminar on "ripeness" in Islamist armed conflicts

2018-01-19

Ripe for resolution? Developing hypotheses for ending jihadist conflicts - Special seminar on "ripeness" for conflict resolution in Islamist armed conflicts.

Next week, Professor I. William Zartman (Johns Hopkins University) will be conferred as honorary doctor at Uppsala University. Professor Zartman is a member of our Advisory Group. One of his many contributions to the field of conflict resolution is the concept of “ripeness”, specifying when belligerents are ready to resolve their conflicts through negotiations. 

At the occasion of the conferment we will host a special seminar on ripeness for conflict resolution in Islamist armed conflicts. The seminar is facilitated by project leader Professor Isak Svensson (Uppsala University) and Dr. Jannie Lilja (World Bank), and aims at identifying hypotheses on the conditions under which Islamist armed conflicts could be ripe for resolution with peaceful means.

The seminar features introductions by:
Professor I. William Zartman (Johns Hopkins University)
Professor Peter Wallensteen (Uppsala University)
Dr. Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs (Folke Bernadotte Academy) 
Associate Professor Desirée Nilsson (Uppsala University)
Professor Isak Svensson (Uppsala University)

Please note that this is a closed seminar. Participation is by invitation only.