Lecture: Religion and Intrastate Armed Conflict


Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C103

Ragnhild Nordås, senior researcher, Peace Research Institute, Oslo; visiting research fellow, Kroc Institute

Religion is often portrayed as the culprit in modern wars. What, if any, truth is there to such claims? Ragnhild Nordås presents ways to improve the theoretical understanding as well as empirical evidence of the religion-conflict nexus in order to address the questions of under what circumstances and how religion matters for conflict onset and escalation.

Ragnhild Nordås is a senior researcher at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway. Her research interests include political violence, repression, civil war, religious conflicts, the mobilization and organization of rebel groups, and the security implications of climate change. As a Kroc Institute fellow, she researches how religious repression and accommodation influence intrastate conflict.

This event is free and open to the public.