Burkle Seminar on Global Affairs

"War Outcomes in Historical Perspective" with guest speaker Page Fortna, Columbia University, Political Science Department

Thursday, May 20, 2004
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Recent wars have increasingly ended in draws, rather than victories for one side.  This holds both for civil and interstate wars.  Different explanations have been proposed are tested, and one possibility that fits the data is the rise of the institution of peacekeeping.  A more subtle reason might be a growing norm against acquiring territory and a lower emphasis on the signing of peace treaties.

The seminar will emphasize discussion of the paper, so attendees are encouraged to
read it in advance. It can be downloaded from http://www.international.ucla.edu/bcir/article.asp?parentid=11142

The Seminar on Global Affairs is held roughly every two weeks and emphasizes interdisciplinary topics and includes scholars from other social sciences as well as public policy and law.

for more info - call the Burkle Office @ 310-825-0604

Cost : by invitation only

Krista Eulberg

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations