Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Speaker Series

Schedule Spring 2018

22 March

Enzo Nussio, ETH Zurich

19 April

Alexandra Hartman, UCL 

3 May 

Megan Stewart, American University

14 June

Reed Wood, Arizona State University

For the 2011-2017 lectures, see Previous Speaker Series.

Upcoming events

‘Shame, Sympathy and Support: Female Combatants and Rebel Resource Mobilization’

Reed M. WoodReed M. Wood, Associate Professor at Arizona State University‚Äč

Reed M. Wood is an associate professor in the school of politics and global studies at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate in political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2010, and a B.A. in history and human rights from the University of North Carolina-Asheville in 2001. Dr. Wood’s research interests includes political violence, conflict processes, human rights and women’s participation in armed groups. His work also centers around violence against civilians by state and non-state actors during civil war. Dr. Wood is managing both the Women in Armed Rebellion dataset (WARD) and the Political Terror Scale (PTS). His work has been published in outlets such as Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Organization.

The talk will be held at 13.15-14.45 in Hall 2304, Östra Ågatan 19 and is open to the public. Welcome!

Previous events

‘Governing for Revolution’

Megan A. Stewart, Assistant Professor at American University’s School of International Service

Megan A. Stewart is an assistant professor of transnational and international security at American University’s School of International Service. She received her PhD in government with distinction at Georgetown University, and received her BA at New York University in politics and journalism. In 2016 and 2017 she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the politics department at the University of Virginia. Her article “Civil War as State-Building: Strategic Governance in Civil War” received honorable mention for the Best Paper Award by APSA Conflict Processes Section in 2016.  Her research interest centers around the strategic use of violence and governance during civil war, and institution building in post-conflict settings. Dr. Stewart is currently working on a book manuscript, Governing for Revolution, which focuses on variation in rebel governance using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Dr. Stewart’s work has been published in outlets such as International Organization, Journal of Politics and Conflict Management and Peace Science.

‘The Impact of Informal Institutions on Land Dispute Resolution, Property Rights, and Investment: Long Term Experimental Evidence from Liberia’

Alexandra Hartman, Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy, University College of London

Alexandra Hartman is an assistant professor at the University College of London. She received her PhD in political science at Yale University, and received her BA at Brown University in international relations. Her dissertation was awarded the APSA APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award in African politics in 2015.   Dr. Hartman’s research interests include the social origins of violence, and how individuals, communities and states construct order. She has conducted field research on questions related to land disputes, access to formal justice, property rights and how violence affect individual and group identity in countries such as Liberia, Egypt and Jordan. Dr. Hartman has published articles in journals such as Journal of Peace Research and American Political Science Review.

‘Attitudinal and Emotional Consequences of Islamist Terrorism in Europe’

Enzo Nussio, Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

Enzo Nussio is currently a senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich. He holds a Ph.D. in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St. Gallen. Dr. Nussio was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Universidad de los Andes and a lecturer at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá. Enzo Nussio’’s research focuses on topics relating to post-conflict issues, with research interests including disarmament and reintegration of former soldiers in society, transitional justice, reduction of political and social violence, and reconciliation and state building. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Terrorism and Political Violence.