Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Speaker Series

Schedule Autumn 2017

21 September

The Impact of Informal Institutions on Land Dispute Resolution, Property Rights, and Investment: Long Term Experimental Evidence from Liberia

Alexandra Hartman, Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy, University College of London

30 November

Dr. Omar Garcia-Ponce, Asst. Prof., UC-Davis

For the 2011-2017 lectures, see Previous Speaker Series.

Upcoming events

Anger and Support for Vigilante Justice in Mexico’s Drug War

Omar Garcia-PonceOmar García-Ponce, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California-Davis

Omar García-Ponce is an Assistant Professor at the University of California-Davis. He received his PhD in political science from New York University, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Global Development. Dr. García-Ponce’s research interests include the political economy of conflict and development, with a focus on how exposure to violence influences individual behavior and institutions, as well as the political economy of organized crime. Dr. García-Ponce has published articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and the Journal of the European Economic Association.

The talk will be held on 30 November, at 13.15-14.45 in Hall 3576, Östra Ågatan 19 and is open to the public. Welcome! 

Previous events

The Impact of Informal Institutions on Land Dispute Resolution, Property Rights, and Investment: Long Term Experimental Evidence from Liberia

Alexandra Hartman, Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy, University College of London

Alexandra Hartman is an assistant professor at the University College of London. She received her PhD in political science at Yale University, and received her BA at Brown University in international relations. Her dissertation was awarded the APSA APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award in African politics in 2015.   Dr. Hartman’s research interests include the social origins of violence, and how individuals, communities and states construct order. She has conducted field research on questions related to land disputes, access to formal justice, property rights and how violence affect individual and group identity in countries such as Liberia, Egypt and Jordan. Dr. Hartman has published articles in journals such as Journal of Peace Research and American Political Science Review.