US Institute of Peace

08.27.19

Announcement of the 2019-2020 Cohort of the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellows

UChicago PhD students Ramzy Mardini and Andres Uribe have won Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships from the U.S. Institute of Peace. Ramzy Mardini's dissertation Rebel in Society: Social Networks and the Regeneration of the Islamic State and Andres Uribe's dissertation Armed Actors, Influence, and Participation in Violent Democracies were awarded as outstanding dissertations on peacebuilding and conflict management. Research for both dissertations was funded by The Pearson Institute's Research and Innovation Fund.

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Hindustan Times

08.21.19

Kashmir: A bold strategy isn’t always wise

Will revoking articles 370 and 35A bring peace to Kashmir? The government and its supporters have outlined their theory of the case. A new economic order will bring development, transforming the political preferences of Kashmiri Muslims toward India. Law and order will be removed from electoral politics because of Delhi’s control over security forces. The mainstream political parties will be tossed aside in favour of a new generation of Kashmiri loyalists who rise through local politics. As more non-Kashmiris move into the territory, its Muslim majority will fade. And by refusing to involve Pakistan, the government will firewall the internal dynamics of Kashmir from the regional context.

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Harris News

08.21.19

Upcoming Book by Professor Chris Blattman Slated for 2021-22 Release

Chris Blattman, Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, recently signed with Viking Books and Penguin to publish a new upcoming book, Why We Fight.

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