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Security, Conflict & Justice (SCJ) – Pathway Seminar 4

Date - Friday, 11th May 2018 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)


Berrick Saul Building - 720

New Developments in Peace Research: Connecting the home and the international

Date & Time: Friday 11th May 2018, 2pm – 4pm

Venue: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Professor Mac Ginty will present some of his recent research on Everyday Peace Indicators and reflect on the opportunities offered by interdisciplinary approaches to peace research. This seminar gives students a chance to explore the evolution of peace research from a critical perspective, with one of the world’s leading scholars in the field, and the challenges associated with cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. It should be of interest to anyone with an interest in peace and conflict research, from any academic discipline.

“Connecting the home and the international: Circuitry as an analytical tool in peace and conflict studies”

ABSTRACT: Research interviews conducted by Mac Ginty and colleagues repeatedly mention the home and the immediate neighbourhood as a frame of reference when discussing peace, conflict and security. Yet International Relations has relatively little to say about the home and other intimate spaces. This seminar seeks to connect the highly localised with the transnational and the international. It does so by suggesting that circuitry can be a useful analytical tool to help us connect the top-down and the bottom up. The seminar draws on the on-going Everyday Peace Indicators project.

Roger Mac Ginty is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, and the Department of Politics. His research has been on peace processes, political violence, and local responses to international peace-support interventions. He has conducted field research in Bosnia-Herzgovina, Croatia, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Turkey, South Africa, Uganda and the US. He edits the journal Peacebuilding (with Oliver Richmond) and edits a book series with Palgrave entitled ‘Rethinking Political Violence’ (fifteen books published so far). His latest books are International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance: Hybrid forms of peace (2011), the Routledge Handbook on Peacebuilding (2013) and Conflict Development (second edition, 2016 – edited with Andrew Williams). In 2014, his four volume edited Sage Major Work on Peacebuilding was published, and in 2015 the Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Action (edited with Jenny H Peterson) was published. He has has worked on EUFP7 and ESRC projects and currently is principal investigator of the £1m+ ESRC ‘Making Peacekeeping Data Work’ project. He holds an EU Horizon 20/20 grant on EU crisis response mechanisms along with colleagues Sandra Pogodda and Oliver Richmond. He is also researching everyday peace indicators (with colleagues at George Mason University and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation) – a project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He is seconded to HCRI: http://www.hcri.ac.uk/. He welcomes PhD research proposals on the local-international interface in peacebuilding, political violence, and peace processes.
He has been program chair of the International Studies Association Peace Studies Section. He is currently working on a monograph on everyday peace.

Travel Information
Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from these Pathway Specific Training sessions.  The WRDTP cannot reimburse travel costs to these sessions.

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Enquiry contact details

For all enquiries please contact Pathway Deputy Director Prof. Nina Caspersen, nina.caspersen@york.ac.uk.