Das DIE und das BICC laden am 2. März 2016 um 18:00 Uhr im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe „JRF vor Ort“ zu einem öffentlichen Vortrag von Severine Autesserre nach Bonn ein.

Peaceland: Why everyday practices hinder the effectiveness of peace missions

Öffentlicher Vortrag in englischer Sprache

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn

2. März 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr, anschließend Empfang

Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft (JRF)
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
BICC (Internationales Konversionszentrum Bonn)

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Why do international interventions often fail to reach their full potential? Severine Autesserre offers a new explanation and shows how everyday practices, habits and narratives of peacebuilders have counterproductive effects. These everyday elements shape the intervention from the bottom up and reproduce ways of working that have been identified as ineffective long before: one-size-fits-all peacebuilding, expatriates living in their own bubble and dismissing local knowledge. There are, however, exceptions that could serve as a model. By following alternative modes of thinking and acting, some peacebuilders achieve remarkable results. Autesserre will demonstrate the pitfalls and dysfunctions of peacebuilding on the ground and offer innovative ideas and tools to improve international interventions.

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Severine Autesserre is Associate Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her book “Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Relations” (Cambridge University Press 2014) is based on extensive ethnographic field work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Cyprus, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.

BICC and DIE are co-operating in the Johannes-Rau-Research Community, an umbrella organization for 15 independent non-university research institutes in North Rhine-Westphalia, established in 2014. Being part of the Community requires excellent research on issues important for the future and meeting uniform quality standards.

The public lecture will be opened by Tatjana Reiber, Senior Researcher DIE, and moderated by Conrad Schetter, Research Director BICC. It will be followed by a reception.