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Conversations in Conflict Studies presents: Bertha Amisi

400 Eggers Hall

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"'People Are Suffering!' Noncombatant Mobilization for Peace in Africa," with Bertha Amisi, Doctoral Candidate, Political Science. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, religious leaders and women in a number of Sub-Saharan countries organized to resist wars that escalated as a result of violent political transitions. Bertha Amisis's dissertation tells the little-known story of these efforts to end war in politically adverse conditions. This presentation will focus on why religious leaders and women bothered to act against war despite the risk involved and what made this possible. Amisi shows how through a combination of political developments and presence of groups able to see and seize the opportunities presented to demand an end to war. Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly speaker series sponsored by PARCC - Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration. Follow us @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict . 

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