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What We Know and What We Don’t About Civil Wars

Wednesday May 21, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30
Conference Room - Ground Floor (IBEI)
Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University)

Stathis N. Kalyvas is Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political  Science and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence. He is the  author of The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge University  Press, 2006) and The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell  University Press, 1996), and the co-editor ofOrder, Conflict & Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He has received several awards, including  the Woodrow Wilson Award for best book on government, politics, or  international affairs (2007), the Luebbert Award for best book in comparative  politics (2008), the European Academy of Sociology Book Award (2008), the J.  David Greenstone Award for best book in politics and history (1997), and the  Gregory Luebbert Award for best article in comparative politics (2001, 2009,  and 2011). He is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the European  University Institute, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the United States  Peace Institute, and the Folke Bernadotte Academy; and a fellow of the American  Academy of Arts and Sciences and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  He is currently researching various aspects of conflict, both at the micro and  macro levels. Recent articles include “International System and Technologies of  Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict” (with Laia  Balcells, American Political Science Review, 2010) and “Bombing as an  Instrument of Counterinsurgency in the Vietnam War,” (with Matt Kocher and Tom  Pepinsky, American Journal of Political Science, 2011).