The Hidden Transcript of Peacebuilding


Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C103

Roger MacGinty, reader at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, School of International Relations, St. Andrews University, Scotland; Kroc Institute visiting research fellow

Could peacebuilding indicators be localized and embedded in the daily life of communities in societies coming out of violence?

Drawing on the example of sustainable development indicators, MacGinty will argue in favor of the co-production of peacebuilding indicators, including top-down indicators and bottom-up, community-driven indicators. Such indicators hold the possibility of going beyond merely capturing data; rather, the design and implementation of indicators could become part of a peacebuilding process.

MacGinty earned a Ph.D. in international relations from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He has collaborated with Kroc professor John Darby and other Kroc faculty on the study of ethnic conflict, political violence, post-war reconstruction, conflict management, and comparative peace processes. He has conducted field research in Bosnia, Croatia, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, and Sri Lanka. His most recent book is International Peacebuilding and Local Resistance: Hybrid Forms of Peace.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies