United Nations Day: A quarter past with Johan Brosché: ”An African Peace Puzzle: Explaining Peace in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia”
- Date: –18:45
- Location: Dag Hammarskjöld & Juridiska biblioteket Regnellsalen
- Lecturer: Johan Brosché, Department of Peace and Conflict Research
- Organiser: Uppsala universitetsbibliotek
- Contact person: Madeleine Söderberg
Welcome to an open lecture on the United Nations Day, with Johan Brosché, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
What causes peace? Surprisingly, this constitutes a large lacuna in peace and conflict research that focuses on causes of war and conflict resolution.
We offer drinks and snacks. The lecture is open to the public. No registration needed.
Africa is the world’s most conflict-affected region, experiencing one third of civil wars since the end of World War II. Yet, this bleak picture is not all embracing. Surrounded by seven neighbors plagued by conflicts, Botswana, Malawi and Zambia have not experienced civil war since they became independent half a decade ago. This presentation outlines three explanations to this ‘Zone of Peace’: Peace Legacy, relatively inclusive ethno-regional relations and elite interaction.