Workshop Program

Third Parties and Ethnic Conflict: The Impact of Transnational Actors on Ethnic Civil Wars
Preliminary Workshop Program  -- July 1 / July2

Sunday June 30
7:00 pm Welcome Dinner
Ven Hajo Restaurant
Monday July 1
9:00 a.m.
Welcome by President & Rector John Shattuck
9:10 to 10:50 am
State-Level Factors and Pathways to Violence
Chair: Kristin Bakke
Discussant: Monica Toft
Political Institutions, Ethnic Diversity and Political Violence in Divided Societies: a Conjunctural Perspective
Artak Galyan
Classifying the Ethnic and the Intrastate Dimensions of Dyadic and Complex Interstate Wars
Brandon Valeriano
Coffee Break
11:05 to 12:45 pm
External Intervention and Conflict Resolution
Chair: Erin Jenne
Discussant: Erika Forsberg
From Escalation to Rebel Collapse: Explaining the Varied Outcomes to Low-Level Insurgencies
Jacob Aronson, Paul Huth, Mark Lichbach, and Kiyoung Chang
Mission possible? Explaining Success and Failure of UN Interventions in Civil War Settings
Darya Pushkina and Stefan Wolff
Lunch (12:45 to 1:30)

1:30 to 3:15 pm
Transnational Politics of Rebel Movements
Chair: Will Moore
Discussant: Idean Salehyan
Bombs to Brethren, Cannons to Comrades: Kinship Ties and External Rebel Support
Erika Forsberg and Niklas Karlén
Intervention Gone Wrong: When Rebels Turn Against Their State Sponsors?
Milos Popovic
Coffee Break
3:30 to 5:15 pm
Transnational Influences on Ethnic War (the Caucasus)
Chair: Idean Salheyan
Discussant: Brandon Valeriano
Islamists and Nationalists: Rebel Motivation and Counterinsurgency in Russia’s North Caucasus
Monica Duffy Toft and Yuri Zhukov
Acceptance and Resistance to Foreign Ideas: Transnational Insurgents’ Impact on the Chechen Separatists
Kristin M. Bakke
7:00 Dinner
Kiskakukk Restaurant
Tuesday July 2
9 to 10:45 am
Linkages between Interstate and Civil Conflict
Chair: Paul Huth
Discussant: Stephen Saideman
Cross-Border Troubles? Interstate River Conflicts and Intrastate Violence
Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
Nested Security as a Prerequisite for Effective Third Party Conflict Mediation
Erin Jenne, Milos Popovic, Levente Littvay
Coffee Break

11 to 12:30 am
Public Talk: Smart Defence in an Austere World 
Stephen Saideman
NATO seeks to deal with the increased costs of military equipment and declining will and ability to pay by increased interdependence among the allies. The idea is that countries will coordinate their procurement processes, focusing on joint production (F-35) and niche capabilities. The problem is that the most recent missions in Afghanistan and over Libya have made it abundantly clear that allies cannot count on members to show up on the battlefield when needed. A brief explanation of why allies vary so much in their reliability will help to account for why Smart Defence is so very problematic. I conclude with the implications for NATO and its members
The public talk is sponsored by the Department of International Relations and European Studies.
Lunch (12:30 to 1:30)

1:30 to 3:15 pm
Diasporas and Long-Distance Ethnic Mobilization
Chair: Monica Toft
Discussant: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
Emerging Diasporas: Exploring Mobilization Outside the Homeland
Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham, Erin K. Jenne, Stephen M. Saideman
Protest, Violence, or Both? Minority Groups's Tactical Choice, Endogenous to Government Coercion
Will More
Coffee Break
3:30 to 5:15 pm
Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict States
Chair: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell 
Discussant: Will Moore 
Ethnic Discrimination and Conflict after Secession
Anna Batta and Idean Salehyan
Riding the Tide of Post-War Reconstruction in Bosnia: Jajce and Bugojno between 1995-2012
Natalia A. Peral
From Civil War to Pseudo Peace: Explaining Variation in Transitions from War to Peace
Nicholas Barker