Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
The CCDP is the Graduate Institute’s focal point for research in the areas of conflict analysis, peacebuilding, and the complex relationships between security and development. Its research projects focus on the factors and actors that are implicated in the production and reproduction of violence within and between societies and states, as well as on policies and practices to reduce violence and insecurity and enhance development and peacebuilding initiatives at the international, state, and local levels.
The overarching research concerns of the CCDP are reflected in four main research streams:
These streams are inherently interconnected, and specific research projects are consciously framed in such as a way as to maximise disciplinary and methodological collaboration across them.
invitation to a PUBLIC SEMINAR: PEACEBUILDERS: AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION
Why do international peace interventions so often fail to reach their full potential? In her talk, Prof. Autesserre will present a chapter from her forthcoming Cambridge University Press book entitled Peacebuilders: An Ethnography of International Intervention. This book builds on several years of research in conflict zones around the world, including in Afghanistan, Burundi, Congo, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Kosovo, Sudan, and Timor-Leste. In it, Prof. Autesserre demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the foreign peacebuilders' social habits, standard security procedures, and habitual approaches to collecting information on violence - strongly impact the effectiveness of intervention efforts. It also highlights the alternative modes of operations that would enable peace interventions to be more effective.
In cooperation with the Departement of International Relations/Political Science of the Graduate Institute.
Date: Tuesday 21 May 2013, 16:15
Venue: Room CV 201, Voie Creuse 16, 1202 Geneva
BOOK LAUNCH: writing the modern history of iraq: historiographical and political challenges
The CCDP is delighted to invite you to the book launch of Writing the Modern History of Iraq (World Scientific, 2012), with:
Riccardo BOCCO, Professor of Political Sociology at the Graduate Institute and member of the CCDP Steering Committee; Elvire CORBOZ, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton University and CCDP Research Associate; Silvia NAEF, Professor in the Arabic Studies Section at the University of Geneva; Joseph SASSOON, Visiting Professor at Georgetown University and Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College; and Jordi TEJEL, Professor of International History at the Graduate Institute.
Date: Wednesday 22 May 2013, 18:30
Venue: Room Preiswerk, 22 rue Rothschild, 1202 Geneva