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International Expert on Peace Agreements to Present 2012 Lee Lecture on Morris Campus

Posted by Philip Drown on Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012


On Monday April 16 Caroline Hartzell, professor of Political Science at Gettysburg University and internationally recognized expert on political peace agreements, will present the 2012 Lee Lecture at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The lecture, to begin at 7:30 p.m., is open to the public and will be held in Imholte Hall Room 109 on the Morris campus.

After completing her doctorate at the University of California, Davis, Hartzellís research has focused primarily on the impact that power sharing agreements have had on the duration of peace after civil wars and other conflicts. In 2011, Hartzell traveled to Columbia in order to evaluate the influence of government sponsored projects on post-conflict areas. Recently, she has also visited the Middle East in order to consult with Afghan stakeholders concerning the possible terms of a peace settlement.

Hartzell was a 2010-2011 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. During her tenure as a senior fellow at the Institute of Peace, Hartzell analyzed the outcomes that civil-war settlement terms have had on post-conflict economic growth.

Hartzell is co-author of the book Crafting Peace: Power-Sharing Institutions and The Negotiated Settlement of Civil Wars and co-editor of Strengthing Peace In Post-Civil War States: Transforming Spoilers Into Stakeholders. Her research has also appeared in International Organization, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Studies, and Journal of Conflict Resolution.