Severine Autesserre, award-winning author, peace builder and researcher, spoke about her new book, The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World, which draws upon in-depth field research in twelve different conflict zones to challenge popular beliefs and scholarly ideas about war, peace, and conflict resolution. In The Frontlines of Peace, Séverine Autesserre examines the well-intentioned but inherently flawed peace industry. With examples drawn from across the globe, she reveals that peace can grow in the most unlikely circumstances. Contrary to what most politicians preach, building peace doesn’t require billions in aid or massive international interventions. Real, lasting peace requires giving power to local citizens.
This event was moderated by William G. Nomikos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, the Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series and the French Connexions Cultural Center.