Schedule Autumn 2019
Oliver Kaplan, University of Denver
Helga Malmin Binningsbø, PRIO
Christine Cheng, King's College London
Staffan Lindberg, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg
Sebastian Schutte, PRIO
For the 2011-2019 (spring) lectures, see Previous Speaker Series.
Supporting Communities that Resist War: The International Committee of the Red Cross and Community-based Protection in Colombia
Oliver Kaplan, Associate Professor at the University of Denver
Oliver Kaplan (PhD, Stanford 2010) is an Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of the book, “Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves” (Cambridge University Press, 2017), which examines how civilian communities organize to protect themselves from wartime violence. He was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and previously a postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University in the Woodrow Wilson School and at Stanford University. As part of his research Kaplan has conducted fieldwork in Colombia and the Philippines. His research has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Smith Richardson Foundation and other grants and has been published in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Stability, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, CNN, and National Interest.
The talk will be held at 12.00-13.30 in Room 6577, Gamla Torget 6, and is open to the public. Welcome!