Dr. Paul F. Diehl, University of Texas-Dallas
4:00 PM: Managing the Dual Faces of Internationalized Civil Conflict
Internationalized civil conflict (e.g., Syria, Yemen) represents the most common and dangerous form of global conflict in the 21st century. This is a report on the latest results from a project sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace to document and assess the impact of all conflict management efforts (from intervention to sanctions to mediation and more) in international civil conflict from 1946-2010.
4:30 PM: Measuring the Compatibility of UN Peacekeeping Missions
Whereas traditional peacekeeping operations during the Cold War period largely carried out cease-fire and related monitoring missions, peace operations are now tasked with a wide range of missions, including such peacebuilding ones as delivering humanitarian assistance, promoting the rule of law, and rebuilding infrastructure. Part of a bigger project to understand the how different missions intersect with one another, this presentation provides a methodology for calculating compatibility scores across missions and for UN peace operations as a whole, with the underlying assumption that peacekeeping is more effective when it performs related tasks.
5:00 PM: ACDIS Student Chat Session
All are welcome to participate in this informative chat session with Dr. Diehl.
PAUL F. DIEHL is Associate Provost, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas-Dallas. He is also Henning Larsen Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is past President of the Peace Science Society (International) and past President of the International Studies Association respectively. His areas of expertise include the causes of war, UN peacekeeping, and international law.