Darfur Conflict to be Subject of Fleming Lecture March 15
The Peace and Conflict Studies Department will hold its annual Fleming Lecture Series on Thursday, March 15, with a talk by Dr. Daniel Rothbart titled “The evolution of War and the Prospects for Peace: The Continuing Crisis in Darfur.” Rothbart is professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Joseh M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium.
Rothbart specializes in identity-based conflicts, ethics and conflict, conflict theory and philosophy, and civilians in war. In addition to his numerous publications, he currently serves as editor of the book series “Ethics, Conflict and War” for Routledge Press. The people of Darfur have experienced devastation on a massive scale in the form of systematic slaughter, sexual assault, and internal displacement. Although the violence has waned in recent years since peaking in 2003-04, violence continues throughout the region. His lecture will address the sources of violence and conflict and the fragility of current “peace.”