Speaker Series

  • Datum: –15.00
  • Plats: Hall 1, Gamla Torget 3
  • Föreläsare: Christine Cheng, King's College London
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
  • Kontaktperson: Chiara Ruffa
  • Seminarium

Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia- How trade makes the state

Christine Cheng is Senior Lecturer in War Studies at King’s College London. Dr Cheng is the author of Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia- How Trade Makes the State (OUP), which won the 2019 Conflict Research Society’s Annual Book Prize. She co-edited Corruption and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Selling the Peace? (Routledge) with Dominik Zaum. Working with the UK government’s Stabilisation Unit, she co-authored Securing and Sustaining Elite Bargains that Reduce Violent Conflict (with Jonathan Goodhand and Patrick Meehan), the final report of a two-year project on Elite Bargains and Political Deals in conflict-affected countries. Recently, she worked with Chatham House on a DFID-funded study of Conflict Economies in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya. Previously, she was the Boskey Fellow in Politics at Exeter College, Oxford, and the Cadieux-Léger Fellow at Global Affairs Canada. She has worked for the UN and the World Bank. Dr Cheng holds a DPhil from Oxford (Nuffield) and an MPA from Princeton (Woodrow Wilson School).


The talk will be held on November 13 from 13:30 to 15:00 in Hall 1, Gamla Torget 3 and is open to the public. Welcome!