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  • Top Three Challenges and Good Practices in Anti-Corruption By Diana Chigas and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church. We were asked to identify the top challenges and “good practices” for developing countries in preventing and combating corruption for the June 2019 edition of Multiples, a Just Governance Group publication. As developing countries, and especially fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) face many challenges to preventing and reducing ...
  • Infectious Disease: Stigmatization of Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants By Dr. Nahid Bhadelia and Ian Johnstone, from the Geneva Workshop on Tuesday, 27 November 2018
  • Afghan Women’s Inclusion in the Peace Process: Conference June 18 In a context of contested negotiations with the Taliban and to discuss the social situation, geopolitics, development, security and governance in Afghanistan, this conference will bring together around fifteen high level Afghan Women Leaders; Mr. Staffan de Mistura, Former United Nations Special Envoy for Syria and Head of the UN Mission in Afghanistan; and H.E. ...
  • The Cinderella of the Sensitivity Fields: Why Corruption Mainstreaming Has Been Ignored in Development Programming By Hope Schaitkin. Research tells us that that corruption-mainstreaming amplifies the impact of our development programming, and helps us avoid unwittingly contributing to or encouraging corrupt behavior. But why hasn’t corruption-mainstreaming gained the same ground as conflict sensitivity or gender within development organizations and programming? Read on to learn about three entry points for mainstreaming ...
  • Using Systems Thinking to Understand and Address Corruption in the Criminal Justice System in Fragile States Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas have contributed this insightful analysis to the book Corruption, Social Sciences and the Law: Exploration Across the Disciplines, recently published by Routledge.
  • Great Decisions on Refugees and Global Migration Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration, is featured with Mary Truong and Jeffrey Thielmen in this video from the WGBH Forum Network.
  • Mapping Migration in Tijuana A policy brief by Dr. Aída Silva Hernández.
  • Managing Practicalities in the Field May 9, 2019: a workshop on personal safety, self-care, ethics, and the practicalities of engaging with local populations in crisis-affected environments and development contexts.
  • Broad Anti-Corruption Programs Are the Wrong Approach By Mark Pyman. In countries enduring high levels of corruption, whether related to conflict or instability, it is easy to see endemic corruption as something overarching, requiring similarly broad reform strategies. However, my experience in Afghanistan suggests the opposite; anti-corruption strategies need to be tailored to the specific enablers and drivers of each particular ...
  • Three Reasons Why Actors Working in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States Must Stop Ignoring Social Norms By Diana Chigas and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church. Those of us who work to stop abuse of power – in the form of corruption, criminal activity, violence, state capture, etc. – are increasingly recognizing that social norms are key to achieving sustainable behavior change. We assert that in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS) social norms ...
  • Investigative Journalism Techniques for Field Research Fletcher faculty and students: come and learn some new techniques from Boston-based investigative journalists from the Center for Non-Profit Journalism.
  • U.S. and Russia Working Together for Syria: Fact or Fiction? Mark Ward is a retired U.S. diplomat who spent four years on the Turkish-Syrian border managing U.S. aid. In this event, he will discuss the promising, yet failed, experiment to work with Russia to improve aid to besieged Syrian communities, and his concerns about Syria’s future.
  • Anti-Corruption Programs — Know Your Crowd! Social norms exist within a group. They represent mutual expectations, not just common beliefs, within the group about what is the right way to behave in a particular situation. And it is the approval, disapproval or other social sanction from the members of the group that helps ensure compliance with the norm. Therefore, understanding the ...
  • Software of Geopolitics: Empathy as a Vital Tool of Diplomacy and Mediation Watch the Facebook Live video of this lunch lecture, in which Matt Waldman explored the much-neglected role of empathy in international affairs, and argued empathy has immense potential to reduce violent conflict.
  • Financial Integration of Refugees in Dallas, Texas A policy brief by Julie Zollmann, Airokhsh Faiz-Qaisary, Kenza Ben-Azouz, Kim Wilson, and Radha Rajkotia.
  • “I’m the Everything”: The Overlooked Heroism of Refugee Youth in the United States A policy brief by Julie Zollmann.
  • Best of 2018 Happy 2019 from the Corruption in Fragile States Blog! As we look back over the past year, we realize just how much has happened on the blog. In addition to a new web home with the Henry J. Leir Institute at The Fletcher School, new team members, and a substantial increase in subscribers, we have ...
  • “Good Friday After Brexit” Facebook Live Discussion In this video, Leir Institute Director Eileen Babbitt and British Consul General Harriet Cross discuss the “Good Friday After Brexit” event at The Fletcher School.
  • One Billion Rising 2019 One Billion Rising is a mass action to end violence against women. On February 14, the Henry J. Leir Institute and the Fletcher Global Women group will host an evening of performances in solidarity against sexual violence.
  • Karen Jacobsen’s “Refugees and Global Migration” article published in Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Association Karen Jacobsen’s article “Refugees and Global Migration” has been published as one of eight topics in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2019 edition.
  • “The only way to effectively reduce irregular migration is to give people some hope of regular migration.” Visiting Professor of International Law John Cerone speaks on how to reduce irregular migration in this video.
  • Journeys Interrupted: Human and Policy Challenges of Assisting Migrants in Monterrey A policy brief by Dr. Noelle Brigden, Dr. Katrina Burgess, and Dr. Karen Jacobsen.
  • Trayectorias Migrantes Interrumpidas: retos humanos y políticos de la atención a migrantes en Monterrey Informe final de Dra. Noelle Brigden, Dra. Katrina Burgess, y Dra. Karen Jacobsen.
  • Refugees and Economic Opportunity: Lunch & Lecture with Dr. Radha Rajkotia Dr. Radha Rajkotia is the Senior Director of Economic Recovery and Development at the International Rescue Committee.
  • Changing Social Norms: What Anti-Corruption Practitioners Should Read By Hope Schaitkin. New material on social norms change seems to be appearing every week. It can be hard to keep up with it, let alone adapt an ongoing program based on new insights. Here is our short list of recently published and evidence focused must-reads.
  • Fletcher Ideas Exchange Fall 2018 The Fall 2018 Fletcher Ideas Exchange will feature speeches on the theme Migration in 2030: Imagining the Possibilities.
  • Religion and Migration in the Mediterranean and Europe: Human Mobility and Pluralizing Identities A policy brief by Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou.
  • Migrants travel in groups for a simple reason: safety Read the article in The Conversation by Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration.
  • Europe’s Humanitarian Face: Empowering and Protecting Through Education Christos Stylianides, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, will speak about the major responsibilities and challenges facing his work.
  • Book Talk: Getting to Zero Join authors Dr. Oliver Johnson & Dr. Sinead Walsh for a discussion of their book Getting to Zero: A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline.
  • The Untold Story of the City of God: Lecture by Dr. Anjuli Fahlberg Gender, politics, and non-violence in Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous favela
  • The Elementary Problem That Undermines Social Change Programming: A Word of Warning to Anti-Corruption Practitioners By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Hope Schaitkin. There is increasing interest in understanding the role social norms play in maintaining corrupt patterns of behavior. Research from other fields has shown that social norms can act as the brake on behavior change, thus acting as the block to enduring change. While less is known about how to ...
  • Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities The Henry J. Leir Institute, the Institute for Global Leadership, and the Tufts International Relations Department invite you to a talk given by Ambassador Lamberto Zannier OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities OSCE Secretary-General, 2011-17
  • Paul Poast Book Talk Join Professor Paul Poast of the University of Chicago for a brown bag lunch to discuss his new book (with co-author Johannes Urpelainen), Organizing Democracy: How International Institutions Assist New Democracies.
  • Fall 2018 Open House Interested in how conflict resolution, human rights, and development come together in the field of human security? Stop by our social hour to learn about faculty and student opportunities!
  • Why We Need to Connect Peacebuilding and Illicit Financial Flows: A Global Approach for a Global Problem By James Cohen. Are new lines of communication needed between peacebuilding operations and financial centers?
  • Conflict Analysis Workshop Fletcher students are invited to register for the weekend workshop “An Introduction to Conflict Analysis,” taught by Mark Rogers.
  • Democracy Forum The Henry J. Leir Institute presents the first in a series of public discussions: a democracy forum on the question of “Are we witnessing the demise of democracy, in the US and more broadly?”
  • Creating American Refugee Camps Is a Terrible Idea Read the opinion piece in The Hill by Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration.
  • When Not to Call a Spade a Spade: The Importance of Quiet Anti-Corruption Initiatives By Sabina Robillard with Louino Robillard Many anti-corruption campaigns aim to target corruption directly and publicly. They are clear in their mission and have project titles that include the words “anti-corruption.” This directness is important in many respects, but being so visible makes it easy for people in power to applaud these initiatives in public – ...
  • Corruption That Kills: How Corruption is Undermining Peace and Democracy in Mexico By Talia Hagerty and Carlos Juárez Mexico is about to face the biggest test to peace and democracy it has seen in decades – and endemic corruption is only making it harder.
  • When Your Project’s Success Gets a “So What?” in Response By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church Understanding success isn’t easy at the best of times in complex environments. But when change is achieved but not acknowledged as such according to traditional sectoral standards, what does that mean?
  • Managing Practicalities “in the Field” Please join us for a workshop on personal safety, self-care, ethics, and the practicalities of engaging with local populations in disaster- and conflict-affected environments. The workshop will be led by Fletcher and Friedman Professors Dyan Mazurana and Karen Jacobsen.
  • The Macabresque The Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security and the World Peace Foundation are pleased to welcome Professor Edward Weisband for a discussion on his new book, The Macabresque: Human Violation and Hate in Genocide, Mass Atrocity and Enemy-Making.
  • Making Migration Safe, Orderly and Regular: Multilateralism with a Purpose Amb. Juan José Gómez-Camacho, Mexico’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will discuss the latest draft of the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Ambassador is co-facilitator of intergovernmental consultations and negotiations on issues related to the Global Compact.
  • The Big Shift That Police and Justice Professionals Need to Make in Fragile States By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church When operating in fragile states, donors and implementers working in the police, justice and corrections space need to incorporate a complexity lens if programs are to effectively respond to the realities of the context. Moving from ‘simple’ or ‘complicated’ understandings of the issues, to one that accepts the complexity inherent to the process ...
  • One Billion Rising One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.  On February 15, join us for ‘A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and Prayer’ performance at 6:30 pm in ASEAN.
  • Two Insights from an Experiment in Collective Corruption Resistance By Kiely Barnard-Webster and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church With every experimental action, there needs to be feedback (informal and formal monitoring and evaluation), reflection and adaptation. Kuleta Haki, an experiment in collective corruption resistance in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), offered a unique opportunity to learn about systemic corruption in the criminal justice sector (CJS), and the possibilities of collective action as ...
  • The Politics of Peace Applying the principles of conflict intervention in the Middle East to US politics with Adam G. Hinds (F03), Massachusetts State Senator.
  • What Worked: Fighting Corruption Through Collective Action By Kiely Barnard-Webster The central contribution of the Network is that members no longer feel alone in the fight against corruption during their individual actions of resistance. – Kuleta Haki Transition Review, December 2017   Is collective action effective for fighting corruption in fragile states? For one collective action effort, members now prefer to resist with ...
  • Understanding Corruption in Criminal Justice as a Robust and Resilient System An analysis process using systems thinking tools, by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church with assistance from Kiely Barnard-Webster.
  • ‘I followed the flood’: A Gender Analysis of the Moral and Financial Economies of Forced Migration By Roxanne Krystalli, Allyson Hawkins, Kim Wilson Read article
  • Collective Action Against Corruption in the Criminal Justice System An innovative practice brief by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church, Kiely Barnard-Webster, and Peter Woodrow.
  • Towards a Corruption-Sensitive Conflict Analysis By Michelle Garred In this blog post, Michelle Garred, conflict sensitivity practitioner for 15 years, challenges herself to rethink her hesitancy to approaching corruption as a driver of conflict, and looks back on a conflict analysis workshop in Kenya with a new lens. She suggests that in a conflict analysis, if corruption is raised by local people, raised frequently, and raised as a key driver of conflict rather ...
  • Corruption : résister à tout prix ? By Gabin Bady Kabuya and Florence Liégeois Resisting corruption is not easy, not even when supported by a collective effort. The Kuleta Haki Network, now numbering more than 100 individuals, has made progress but not without sacrifice. Florence Liégeois (RCN J&D) and Gabin Bady Kabuya (Co-Director of School of Criminology at the University of Lubumbashi, and ...
  • The Biggest Paradigm Error in Tackling Corruption: Not Dealing with Organized Crime By Eric Scheye International organizations, donors and policy analysts have, over the past few years, recognized how organized criminal networks impede and undermine development and democracy.  When offering potential remedies, however, the international community does not take the evidence it has amassed seriously.  Three recent articles demonstrate this paradoxical situation.  Each describes the perniciousness and virulence of the networks.  Each, then, ...
  • First: Prevent the Misallocation of Funds. Then: Strengthen the Rule of Law By Liz David-Barrett I have argued elsewhere that corruption causes two distinct types of harm. It has a primary impact – the effect of a particular corrupt transaction in terms of misallocating public goods or misspending public money. But there is also a secondary impact – corruption undermines the rule of law. In Ghana recently, interviewing elite members about ...
  • The U.S. and North Korea: A View from the Ground Up Speaker Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008, and covers politics and foreign affairs. His book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, based on eight years of living in Beijing, won the 2014 the National Book Award in nonfiction and was a finalist for ...
  • Charles Francis Adams Lecture: Michael Doyle Negotiating a Model International Mobility Convention: Politics, Economics, and Law
  • Embedding Social Norms for Effective Anti-Corruption Interventions By Ben Cislaghi In this post Ben Cislaghi draws our attention to two points that might contribute to our thinking about norms and corruption. The first is that social norms are not an on/off switch: their strength varies as the characteristics of the practice the influence varies. Yet, it’s important to include them in a programmatic strategy even when ...
  • Why the International Community’s Efforts to Reform Police and Justice in the Central African Republic Might be Making the Situation Worse By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this post Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church shares evidence to support why if we want citizen security and criminal justice to be a reality in the future in the Central African Republic, now is the time to integrate anti-corruption into police, justice and corrections reform programming. Significant investment has been made by the international community in police, ...
  • Research with Refugees: Pulling Back the Curtain On November 1, 2017, join Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli for a discussion on the practicalities of refugee research. How did they and their research team navigate dilemmas of power during fieldwork? How did they think about the ethical implications of working with refugee narratives? What are some of the dilemmas that they faced during ...
  • Pity the Man Who Stands Alone By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this post Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church shares findings on how: (1) Acts of jealousy and revenge fuel the manipulation of the criminal justice system in the Central African Republic, and (2) how favoritism is a critical organizing factor within the system. Pity the man who stands alone: “Mawa na zo so a douti gui lo ...
  • How the Séléka/Anti-Balaka Crisis Has Been Gas on the Fire of Corruption in the Central African Republic By  Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this post Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church shares findings from our new research examining corruption in the criminal justice sector in the Central African Republic (CAR). The systems analysis and findings discussed in this post shed light on how the 2013 conflict in CAR interacted with and impacted the system of corruption. Anyone who works in peacebuilding knows ...
  • Pity the Man Who Is Alone: Corruption in the Criminal Justice System in Bangui, Central African Republic A report by Ladislas de Coster, Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church, and Kiely Barnard-Webster; with the support of Kessy Martine Ekomo-Soignet, Peter Woodrow, and Arsène Sende.
  • Migration’s Middlemen and How to Pay Them By Kim Wilson
  • The Financial Journey of Refugees: Evidence from Greece, Jordan, and Turkey Executive summary, full report, and a compedium of field notes, by Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli.
  • Reflections on Using Most Significant Change in An Anti-Corruption Program By Sandra Sjogren and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this post, Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Sandra Sjogren reflect on their experience using Most Significant Change (MSC) in monitoring an anti-corruption program. We discuss the fit to our context, question why the stories were all about success and share some of the impacts the process had on the Network itself. These ...
  • Interview with Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli: Formal and Informal Financial Systems used by Refugees in Greece, Turkey and Jordan https://www.facebook.com/fletcherschool/videos/10155513509251043/
  • The Good Rebel Governor in Syria The promotion of a ‘good’ rebellion in Syria represented the latest effort to shape governance in a failing state. The rising threat of Islamic extremism in Syria served as kindling for this project, counteracting the more withholding impulses that had arisen from the last fifteen years of regime change and state-building. And, yet, those encouraging ...
  • Why We Need to Kill the ‘Corruption is Cancer’ Analogy By Paul M Heywood In this post Professor Paul Heywood gives three reasons to why the analogy of corruption as cancer is not just misplaced, but positively unhelpful for efforts to combat corruption. When Pope Francis recently described corruption as ‘a cancer that consumes our lives’, he was just the latest in a very long line of world ...
  • The Value of a Stereotype: Women Resisting Corruption By Kiely Barnard-Webster How we almost discredited an important piece to understanding the dynamics of resisting corruption in Democratic Republic of Congo, when we were uncomfortable with what we heard from participants in our gender analysis. Last September I wrote about how important it is for anti-corruption practitioners to ask good questions about the ways gender identities motivate or ...
  • Research Methodology for Identifying Social Norms that Catalyze Corruption By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church We believe that social norms are one of the causes of resiliency in corruption systems which is why they require more attention in anti-corruption programming.  Not separate programing necessarily; rather an integrated program model that understands that classic principal-agent approaches may be required but will never be sufficient without a broadened scope to include that which drives ...
  • Anti-Corruption Awareness Raised – But to What Effect? By Caryn Peiffer In this post Dr Caryn Peiffer discusses her research on the impact of anti-corruption awareness raising programs. Findings, she argues, defy intuitive assumptions. Corruption is the talk of the town. It is a popular news item and billboards, posters and murals, common across the global south, broadcast the ills rooted in corruption. They often tell commuters ...
  • Facebook Live Event: The Financial Journey of Refugees Featuring new research from Kim Wilson, Lecturer in International Business and Human Security, and Roxanne Krystalli, PhD Candidate.
  • Coffee Hour Join the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security on International Peace Day to learn about faculty and student opportunities.
  • Indivisible: A Chat with Casey Hogle Join Casey Hogle (F13) for a talk on the Indivisible Project and grassroots organizing.
  • Honoring Tsering Gellek (F00) Please join us to celebrate the naming of the The Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security. This event will feature the presentation of the Henry J. Leir Human Security Award to Tsering Gellek.
  • Journeys Interrupted: Human and Policy Challenges of Assisting Migrants in Tijuana Policy brief by Dr. Noelle Bridgen, Dr. Katrina Burgess, Dr. Karen Jacobsen, Lic. Rodolfo Cordova Alcaraz.
  • Trayectorias migrantes interrumpidas: retos del tránsito permanente en Tijuana Informe Final de Dra. Noelle Bridgen, Dra. Katrina Burgess, Dra. Karen Jacobsen, Lic. Rodolfo Cordova Alcaraz.
  • When Discussing Political Corruption By Kelsey Goodman In this post, Kelsey Goodman draws out key lessons from a survey of research on political corruption. Researchers and policymakers would be well-served to “get specific” when talking about types of political corruption, and the interventions meant to curb them. After our recent posts applying systems thinking to criminal justice systems and the refugee crisis, the Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy ...
  • Using the Participatory Monitoring Approach, Most Significant Change, for an Anti-Corruption Program By Sandra Sjögren and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this post, Sandra Sjögren and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church discuss why they chose to use the Most Significant Change approach in monitoring an anti-corruption program in the DRC, the monitoring process, and in what ways it did (or did not) fit their needs. Amongst other things, their experience showcases some of the advantages and ...
  • How Might Gender Roles Affect Whether You Engage in, or Hold Back from, Corruption? In this post Kiely Barnard-Webster explains two key takeaways for practitioners from our recent field visit to the DRC: (1) If an anti-corruption program threatens a gender group’s privileged status, this must be taken into account in the program design or it will undermine effectiveness. (2) If anti-corruption strategies don’t account for the different ways in which gender groups ...
  • How Corruption Impedes Reconstruction in Iraq after ISIS By Matthew Schweitzer In this post Matthew Schweitzer shares from his recent trip into eastern Mosul’s liberated territories. While he was there to assess relations between civil society organizations and security actors, he encountered many Moslawis who did not trust national politicians to manage long-term reconstruction. He talks in this post about the culture of corruption and patronage among ...
  • Forced Displacement in Urban Settings: A Policy Brief, With Examples From Tijuana Policy brief by Karen Jacobsen and Mariela Medina Castellanos.
  • Desplazamiento Forzado en Entornos Urbanos: Un Documento Base, con ejemplos de Tijuana Informe final de Karen Jacobsen y Mariela Medina Castellanos.
  • Recognizing the Potential “Destructive” Power of Social Norms By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Russell Hathaway In this post Cheyanne and Russell share an early finding from their research into social norms in anti-corruption programming. Evidence shows that efforts to combat a harmful practice by depicting it as widespread or frequent can backfire by unintentionally increasing the practice. This bodes ill for well-intentioned programming like “I Paid a Bribe” sites ...
  • Migrant Journeys Interrupted: Challenges of “Permanent Transience” in Tijuana, Mexico The Carnegie sub-project on Transit Migration and Deportation in the Americas held a workshop, Migrant Journeys Interrupted: Challenges of “Permanent Transience” in Tijuana, Mexico, on May 20, 2017. The workshop is part of our Carnegie grant to “bridge the gap” between academics and policymakers on the issue of migration. The Tijuana workshop focused on cities ...
  • Is Female Discrimination in the Justice Sector Corruption? By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church We wish to improve the gender representation within the anti-corruption theory of change in the program we support in DRC, starting with action-research. In this post, Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church shares the latest updates from the process and the current direction for this research. As followers of this blog know, we have an ongoing interest in the ...
  • What Anti-Corruption Practitioners Should Read About Social Norms By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Russell Hathaway The literature on social norms and corruption needs to improve, and definitions need to be clarified, to enable practitioners to integrate the literature into programming. Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Russell Hathaway go into the details, and share resources sent in response to their previous blog on social norms and corruption. Including examples of programming with social norms. We believe social ...
  • What We Learned About Blogging in a Year By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church, Jasmine Walovitch and Kiely Barnard-Webster If you are looking for an alternative way to share your program findings, definitely consider blogging. Within a year we succeeded in fostering a space for conversation between actors working in the field of anti-corruption in fragile states. On this anniversary, we want to share the key lessons ...
  • A Helpful Response to Unhelpful Research, and a Call for Ideas By Dr. Mark Pyman In January, Mark Pyman wrote a blog on this site on the unhelpful nature of anti-corruption research. Now Mark shares the key points from the many thoughtful and thought provoking responses it elicited. Inspired by the responses, he suggests what could be done to accelerate the usefulness of anti-corruption research, and ends with a ...
  • The Case for Systems in Corruption Analysis By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church In this blog post we share a new video we created to reach those who are too busy to question the effectiveness of their current approaches, too invested in conventional methodology, or work in organizations that resist new ideas or – to be fair – reject our premise. Is the video clear and compelling? Could ...
  • Approaching Corruption Through the Lens of Masculinities By Héctor Portillo and Sebastián Molanon Héctor Portillo and Sebastián Molanon propose three ways in which the expectations, pressures, and privileges of “being a man” may shed light on male attitudes towards corruption. Although corruption is not by any means our field of study, we both grew up in countries where corruption is normalized to the point where not engaging in it ...
  • Are Social Norms an Important Missing Link in Anti-Corruption Programming? By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Russell Hathaway In this post Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Russell Hathaway begin their deep dive into the world of social norms and its potential applicability to anti-corruption programming. They invite you to help further develop this line of inquiry. The Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy (CJL) project is developing a process to generate more effective anti-corruption programming through the creation ...
  • Why is Our Anti-Corruption Program Working? By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church L’évaluation mi-parcours est disponible en version française. Veuillez trouver cette publication, « La justice sans corruption, c’est possible – j’y suis engagé » sur le site web de CDA Collaborative Learning Projects Is “Strength in Numbers” creating the ability to resist corruption? In this blog post, Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church, shares lessons learned and a few questions raised by the evaluation of Kuleta ...
  • The Digital Demands of the Displaced: Don’t Track Me, Don’t Expose Me, Don’t Cut Me Off By Kim Wilson
  • Framing Corruption: Do Our Frames Limit Our Effectiveness? By Diana Chigas Diana Chigas, JD, argues that the way we are framing the problem of corruption in fragile states is limiting our vision and leading us to ignore the key drivers to corruption. In particular, Diana discusses what she observed during her research in northern Uganda regarding reactions to the ‘moral frame’ through which corruption is commonly addressed. I ...
  • Financial Inclusion in Refugee Economies An essay by Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli.
  • Defending Democracy Lessons for Democracy Defenders from Successful Non-Violent Movements This very practical workshop brings together theory and practice of strategic nonviolence to evaluate the nature of nonviolent social change. Participants will analyze historical and contemporary cases of civilian-led struggles, including movements for civil and political rights, struggles against dictatorships and authoritarian regimes, and movements for self determination ...
  • The Financial Journeys of Refugees: Charting a Research Agenda – Is Corruption a Relevant Framework? By  Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson In this post, Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson, who collectively specialize in financial inclusion, gender and violence, and research methods in vulnerable settings, discuss some of the emerging questions that their research has identified at the intersection of forced migration, money, relationships along refugee journeys, and corruption. In March 2016, Transparency International ...
  • When Cows Facilitate Court: The Culture of Gifting and Corruption in Modern Courts By Juliet Hatanga In this post, Juliet Harty Hatanga, who has ten years of experience working with the Courts of Judicature of Uganda, discusses two cases in which the social norms of corruption and the culture of gifting challenged her ethics and training as a judicial officer. She argues that, despite the challenging cultural environment, it is well within the power of ...
  • One Billion Rising: Girl Model Join Fletcher Global Women and the Institute for Human Security as we rise up for women! On February 21st, we’ll be screening “Girl Model,” a film following two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one ...
  • One Billion Rising: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer Join Fletcher Global Women and the Institute for Human Security as we rise up for women! This year, One Billion Rising Revolution is giving sharper focus and visibility to the exploitation of women, and to harnessing even stronger global solidarity to demand an end to violence in all forms.
  • Do Anti-Corruption Agencies Really Matter? Some Lessons on State Legitimacy from Indonesia By Sergio M. Gemperle In this post, researcher Sergio Gemperle questions the role of anti-corruption agencies (ACAs) in increasing state legitimacy. He argues that state legitimacy can suffer from ACA success, as well as from ACA failure. He shares Indonesia’s struggle between the KPK, the police and the government. Have you had similar experiences with ACAs in other countries or contexts? In the early ...
  • Migration Policy Forum Europe Working Group On January 26 and 27, the Institute for Human Security sponsored the Colloquium on Religion and Migration in the Mediterranean and Europe with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies ...
  • The Unhelpful Nature of Anti-Corruption Research, As Seen by People Trying to Develop Solutions By Mark Pyman Dr. Mark Pyman, who is deeply involved in efforts to reduce corruption in Afghanistan, pinpoints what frustrates him about anti-corruption research, in this latest post from the corruption in fragile states blog series. Few sector-specific approaches or insightful typologies of the multiple sorts of corruption within each sector, few analyses of sub-national variations, and an anti-corruption ...
  • Finding My Way Around the Corruption System with a Map: Mapping the Effects of an Intervention and Extending Systems Mapping to New Areas By Peter Woodrow Peter Woodrow is the Executive Director of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. For nearly a year, Peter has accompanied the Kuleta Haki project providing support to our local partners (RCN J&D) on using systems maps as an analytical tool for better understanding corruption dynamics in the criminal justice sector. In April, Peter shed some light on this process, and updates us ...
  • The Dr. Maurice S. Segal Lecture: Eric Lander GENOMIC MEDICINE: AN INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION Eric Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and was a key leader of the Human Genome Project (1990-2003). For the past eight years he has co-chaired President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, sharing insights with the White House on topics ...
  • Building Legitimacy in Conflict-affected and Fragile States A policy brief by Dr. Eileen F. Babbitt, Ian Johnstone, JD, LLM, and Dr. Dyan Mazurana.
  • Thinking of Attending IACC 18 in Denmark? By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church Two weeks ago, over a thousand lawyers, journalists, civil society and government professionals came together for the 17th Annual International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Panama.  Though IACC 18 is not until 2018, those who will have to raise the funds to attend or get it worked into annual budgeting process may want to start thinking about this now.  As ...
  • What Dynamics Drive Police and Judicial Officers to Engage in Corruption By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church Use the systems maps below to follow the police and judicial officers’ experience of corruption in the precincts and courts of Northern Uganda.  These maps, based on research conducted in Gulu and Lira in early 2016, explain what drives their behavior, what enables it, and the relationships between these factors. In survey after survey, police in ...
  • What Dynamics Drive Citizens to Engage in or Accede to Corruption By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church Uganda has almost every institution, law, procedure, and body that one expects to find in a robust criminal justice system, as well as an impressive array of anti-corruption laws, institutions, and initiatives.  Despite this strong framework, corruption in criminal justice proves to be robust and resilient in Northern Uganda, with bribery at its heart.  ...
  • Three Lessons about Corruption in the Police and Courts in Northern Uganda By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church This week, Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church presents three non-intuitive insights about corruption in Northern Uganda: (1) Citizens perceive that all justice must be bought. (2) Corruption serves many important functions. (3) Corruption in the police and courts does not diminish legitimacy of these institutions. These are some of the key lessons from her new paper Facilitation in the Criminal Justice ...
  • Charles Francis Adams Lecture: David N. Saperstein U.S. EFFORTS TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM David N. Saperstein is the Ambassador-at- Large for International Religious Freedom. He assumed his duties on January 6, 2015. The Ambassador at Large is, by law, a principal advisor to the President and Secretary of State and serves as the United States’ chief diplomat on issues of religious freedom ...
  • Your Donor is Not Evil By Alex Snider In this post, Alex Snider, a Foreign Affairs Officer covering West Africa at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), discusses how, against all odds, donors and implementers can navigate flexibility, risk, and creativity to develop effective anticorruption programs. These actors balance one another’s constraints, offer complementary perspectives, and hold each other to high standards, he argues. This post continues our conversation about the ...
  • Who is Leading the Fight Against Corruption? A Review of European Bilateral Donors By Hank Nelson In this post Hank Nelson reviews which European Bilateral Donors have prioritized anti-corruption initiatives, and how they are fighting corruption. Finally, he reminds donors not to neglect funding the research that will ensure that their anti-corruption programs are effective. Next week’s post will supplement this review by offering tips on how implementers can best work with donors on the innovative approaches ...
  • A Conversation with Neil Levine on USAID Please join us for a brown bag lunch with Neil Levine, Director of the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG Center) within the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at USAID.
  • Fletcher Ideas Exchange 3 The Fletcher IDEAS Exchange (FIE) is an annual forum for public speaking at The Fletcher School featuring faculty, students, alumni and guests in a TED-style format. The third annual FIE will feature engaging speeches by faculty, students, alumni, and guests around the theme of Bridging the Academic-Policy Gap. Talks will feature best practices of ...
  • 1.39 Cheers for Quantitative Analysis By Michael Johnston We thank Matthew Stephenson for his sincere response to Michael Johnston’s post “Breaking Out of the Methodological Cage”, in “The Level-of-Aggregation Question in Corruption Measurement” on the Global Anticorruption Blog. Professor Johnston keeps the conversation going with his response below. There is a lot to like in Matthew Stephenson’s blog post: the more we debate the issue ...
  • Facilitation in the Criminal Justice System A Systems Analysis of Corruption in the Police and Courts in Northern Uganda, by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas, with assistance from Saskia Brechenmacher, Teddy Atim, Juliet H. Hatanga, and Sophia Dawkins.
  • A View on Corruption and Gender in Lubumbashi Kiely Barnard-Webster follows up her post about gender and corruption with insights from RCN J&D’s Longin and Patricia about the Lubumbashi context.
  • La Corruption et le Genre à Lubumbashi : quelques points de vue By Kiely Barnard-Webster Read this post in English Cette semaine, RCN J&D – exécutants du programme de CAASDI – a parlé avec moi en ce qui concerne les éléments du blog « les femmes sont-elles moins corrompues ? ».  Ces deux praticiens, Longin (Chef d’Antenne) et Patricia (Chargée du Projet), possèdent une connaissance énorme du secteur de justice criminelle, en tant qu’un ex-juge ...
  • Eastern Mediterranean Realities and the Cyprus Issue: A Time for Pragmatism Please join us for a brown bag lunch with Harry Tzimitras who is the Director the Peace Research Institute Oslo – PRIO Cyprus Centre.
  • Are Women Less Corrupt? By Kiely Barnard-Webster This latest posting encourages us to ask more pointed questions about how corruption is experienced and propagated by different genders, and about the importance of those differences. In this latest post from the series on corruption in fragile states, Barnard-Webster asks us to reconsider assumptions underlying efforts to utilize gender differences to stem corruption. Click here to ...
  • Les femmes sont-elles moins corrompues ? By Kiely Barnard-Webster Read this post in English Les femmes sont-elles moins corrompues que les hommes? Jusqu’a maintenant, plusieurs chercheurs et académiciens avaient fréquemment associé la phrase « genre et corruption » avec la recherche de la réponse à cette question. Travaillant sur les approches innovantes en matière de lutte contre la corruption à Lubumbashi en RDC, l’équipe de projet CAASDI de CDA ...
  • Breaking Out of the Methodological Cage By Michael Johnston Esteemed corruption author and academic Michael Johnston encourages us to look up from our data from time to time, to challenge the evidence we often rely on to define and analyze corruption. In this latest post from our series on corruption in fragile states, Professor Johnston asks us to take a fresh look at the ...
  • Mediation Practices and Current Conflicts in Africa Please join us for a brown bag lunch with Abdul Mohammed, Chief of Staff of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP). Abdul Mohammed was previously the Acting Director of UNAMID’s Political Department and Chairperson of the Darfur-Darfur Dialogue and Consultation. He also served as UNICEF’s Representative to the African Union. Abdul was also ...
  • What’s Happening Now in Northern Ireland? Please join us for a brown bag lunch with Reverend Dr. Gary Mason, Founder and Director of Rethinking Conflict.
  • Open House Please join the Institute for Human Security for a fun-filled afternoon to learn more about our latest research on building state legitimacy, our exciting events lined up for the Fall semester, and our diverse faculty!
  • The Case for Humanitarian Economics: Recalibrating War and Disaster Please join us for a talk by Dr. Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of Geneva. Economists have neglected the civil wars and disasters that have plagued much of the developing world for too long. This changed with the emergence of humanitarian economics as a field of study and practice. This field ...
  • African Politics, African Peace: Report submitted to the African Union by the World Peace Foundation With a preface by Thabo Mbeki and Lakhdar Brahimi.
  • Final Blog of the Corruption, Criminal Justice and Legitimacy Mini-Series By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church Do you need evidence to sway your donor that innovation is needed in anti-corruption programming because the old ways are insufficient? Are you trying to convince a colleague the necessity of looking at a wider array of issues in the context in order to understand what drives corruption? Do you dig systems-thinking? Are you ...
  • Identifying Leverage Points in Systemic Analysis and Planning for Anti-corruption Action By Peter Woodrow Last week CDA Executive Director Peter Woodrow shared a systemic analysis of corruption in the criminal justice system in Lubumbashi. Today, Peter describes the process of working with local partners to develop the analysis. Responding to Peter’s introduction of key concepts in systems thinking and program design, the local stakeholders developed a common understanding of ...
  • A Systemic Analysis of Corruption in the Criminal Justice System in Lubumbashi, DRC By Peter Woodrow CDA has been working with local stakeholders and partners to develop a thorough understanding about how corruption works in the criminal justice system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). After completing a broad national level analysis, the project has focused on Katanga Province in southeastern DRC. The main approach has been to ...
  • How Tendering Practices by Anticorruption Research Funders Undermine Research Quality and Credibility By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas Early last week, the Transparency International (TI) Secretariat in Berlin circulated an Invitation to Tender with a title that grabbed our attention. Framed as part of a commitment to “the highest standards of accountability, organizational effectiveness and learning,” this tender described a “Research Review and Evaluation of Anti-Corruption Work Assumptions: Grievance as a ...
  • How to Deal with the Complexity of Corruption: Four Recommendations for Programming By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church There are a number of shortcomings in the predominant approaches underlying anti-corruption programming when applied to fragile and conflict affected states. Addressing these gaps—and improving program effectiveness —requires a shift in the way we think about corruption:  from a “simple” problem that is solvable through application of best practice, to a more complex understanding of corruption as embedded ...
  • Three Critical Factors Missing in Corruption Assessment By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church We have argued that the two dominant models of anti-corruption programming implemented by the international community are insufficient. One of the reasons behind this is a mismatch between the ‘simple’ strategies that are developed and the complexity inherent in corruption systems.  This ‘simple’ mindset results in gaps in what is analyzed when conducting an initial assessment.  We ...
  • The Role of Legitimacy in the Governance of Fragile States: Preliminary Findings on Legitimacy and Inclusion A policy brief of The Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI) at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, based on the “Broadening Participation in Political Negotiations and Implementation” research project, led by Dr. Thania Paffenholz.
  • Surveying Service Delivery and Perceptions of Governance: Baseline Evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda A policy brief of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium.
  • Clashing Measures of Legitimacy in African Security Sector Reform: Implications for Efforts to Protect Civilians A policy brief by Dr. Bridget Conley-Zilkic.
  • Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy A policy brief by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church.
  • Taking the Blinders Off: Questioning How Development Assistance is Used to Combat Corruption An occasional paper by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Diana Chigas.
  • What Makes Corruption Complex? By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church Simple and complex contexts are fundamentally different, as was described in last week’s post. The “complexity” or “simplicity” of the situation one is trying to address will affect what kinds of strategies and programs will be effective in promoting change. Yet when a situation is understood—and analyzed—as a simple problem, the risk of adapting ...
  • Why the Lid Doesn’t Fit the Pot: The Mismatch Between Corruption and Anti-corruption Programming By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church When programming does not fit the issue it is meant to address, creating significant change becomes highly unlikely.  As Diana Chigas and I posit in our paper Taking the Blinders Off: Questioning How Development Assistance is Used to Combat Corruption, much current work assumes corruption is a “simple” problem and therefore reacts with ...
  • Common Approaches to Understanding and Combatting Corruption By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church Corruption is a complex, dynamic, and often contradictory phenomenon. It is hidden yet widely acknowledged, harmful yet at times beneficial, where a victim today can be a perpetrator or beneficiary tomorrow. It distorts the rule of law, keeps essential basic services out of reach of the poor, exacerbates grievances, and buttresses illicit power structures ...
  • Making Power Analysis Useful To Anti-Corruption Programming By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church The power that is abused through a corrupt transaction or that enables a corrupt system to become entrenched is at the heart of understanding corruption dynamics.    How to generate nuanced and useful analysis is of significant concern to both the work on CAASDI and the Fletcher School’s research on corruption and legitimacy. In particular, how to generate ...
  • Managing Practicalities “in the Field” Please join us for a workshop led by Fletcher professors Dyan Mazurana, Karen Jacobsen, and Kim Wilson on personal safety, self-care, ethics, and the practicalities of engaging with local populations in disaster and conflict-affected environments.
  • Technology for Evaluation in Fragile and Conflict Affected States: An Introduction for the Digital Immigrant Evaluator A working paper by Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Aditi G. Patel.
  • The Destruction of the Cultural Heritage of Syria and Iraq: Current Debate and Protection Efforts Salam Al Kuntar is a Syrian archaeologist and a Research Fellow at the Penn Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. She co-directs the Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Project – a project run by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, the Smithsonian Institute, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research ...
  • Applying Systems Thinking to Hone Organizational Strategy and Achieve Sustainable Change David Peter Stroh is a founder and Principal of Bridgeway Partners. He started off his career in city government and went on to co-found Innovation Associates, the pioneering consulting firm in the area of organizational learning; their work was the foundation for the international management bestseller, The Fifth Discipline. Much of David’s work over the past ...
  • Religion and Human Security in the Eastern Mediterranean Today Speakers: Dr. Chris Seiple, Executive Director of the Institute on Global Engagement, The Institute for Global Leadership Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, The Fletcher School Please join us for a discussion on the links between religion, humanitarianism, the current wars in the Levant, and migration flows in the Eastern Mediterranean.  The discussion will particularly ...
  • Designing Adaptive Programming – One Theory of Change By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Kiely Barnard-Webster In early 2015 CDA partnered with RCN Justice & Démocratie (RCN J&D) to develop a detailed theory of change focusing on the interconnectedness of the corruption system in the DRC. This project theory, rather than addressing specific individual transactions (e.g., paying a bribe to traffic police) focused on better understanding relationships. In August ...
  • Perspectives on Legitimacy: African Peace Missions, Security Sector Governance, Public Authority and Political Legitimacy A working paper by Mulugeta Gebrehiwot and Dr. Alex de Waal.
  • Inclusion and Legitimacy in Contemporary Peace & Transition Processes A working paper by Dr. Thania Paffenholz.
  • Fletcher Ideas Exchange 2 The Fletcher IDEAS Exchange (FIE) is an annual forum for public speaking at The Fletcher School featuring faculty, students, alumni and guests in a TED-style format. The second annual FIE will feature engaging speeches around the theme of a human security approach to peacebuilding – why it matters and what are the challenges. Talks ...
  • Workshop on Systems Thinking and Complexity for Analysis and Programming Complexity is a fact of life. Most problems in development, peacebuilding, security, humanitarian action and business have so many contributing factors, implications, and consequences that one-dimensional solutions and “best practice” are no longer sufficient. Systems Thinking focuses on recognizing the interconnections among the parts of a system and synthesizing them into a unified view of ...
  • Conversation and Discussion with Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman Please join us for a conversation and discussion with Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States.
  • What Can We Learn About Corruption in Fragile States? By Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Kiely Barnard-Webster This post discusses why “what can we learn about corruption in fragile states?” is a central question for The Central Africa Accountable Service Delivery Initiative, and first steps taken to investigate it. The Central Africa Accountable Service Delivery Initiative (CAASDI) was initiated due to concerns that anti-corruption efforts by foreign assistance actors were not ...
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Peace and Democracy in the African Great Lakes Region Thomas Perriello, United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State Tom Perriello is the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa, appointed by Secretary of State John Kerry on July 6, 2015. Prior to this role, he served as Special Representative for the ...
  • Conversation on Yemen with Bettina Muscheidt (GMAP01) Bettina Muscheidt is the Ambassador and Head of Delegation for the EU to Yemen since 2012.  She is a very good friend of the Fletcher School and graduate of the first GMAP class in 2001.  She is also a graduate of Bonn University in Germany with a degree in Agricultural and Development Economics. Bettina has ...
  • The Migration Policy Forum at the Institute for Human Security PERILOUS JOURNEYS: HUMAN AND POLICY CHALLENGES OF TRANSIT MIGRATION THROUGH MEXICO IHS launched the Migration Policy Forum to explore key policy themes related to migration in two regions: the Americas and Europe. Please join us for a panel discussion with The Americas Working Group, where the focus will be on Latin American countries, primarily Mexico, as ...
  • Documentary Film Screening: “7 Days in Syria” Join IHS and the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies for a documentary film screening from the notebooks of Newsweek Middle East Editor Janine di Giovanni (GMAP 16). 7 Days in Syria follows Newsweek Middle East Editor Janine di Giovanni as she journeys into the heart of the conflict in Syria, offering an extremely rare glimpse ...
  • International and National Water Security: Why Is it So Elusive? Please join us for a brown-bag lunch with Prof. Larry Susskind to discuss the current issues redefining water security.
  • The Paris Climate Negotiations: Achievements and Next Steps Please join us for lunch and a panel discussion of the outcomes from the Paris climate negotiations. Hosted by the International Relations program (Tufts), the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (Fletcher), and the Institute for Human Security (Fletcher), the panel will focus particularly on implementation challenges and opportunities post-Paris. Panelists: Fletcher Energy and Environment Professor ...
  • The State of War: Trends and Debates Dr. David Harland, Executive Director, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Dr. Harland will discuss recent trends in conflicts and violence, and what tools the international community has at its disposal, to respond to the new world (dis)order. Monday, November 9, 2015 12:30 – 1:55pm Cabot 205
  • Narrative Storytelling in Conflict Environments Deborah Jones, Executive Producer, Common Ground Productions, Search for Common Ground Ms. Jones will discuss the use of television programming to transform conflicts. Wednesday, November 4, 2015 5:30-7:30pm Cabot 206
  • Advocacy in Conflict Join the World Peace Foundation in welcoming the authors and contributors of Advocacy in Conflict as they discuss the impacts of transnational advocacy. Conflicts in Africa, Asia and Latin America have become a common focus of advocacy by Western celebrities and NGOs. This provocative volume, edited by World Peace Foundation Director and Professor Alex De ...
  • Colombia and the United States: Partnering for the Future As Colombia looks to the next 15 years, the Colombian Consulate in Boston, the Judicial Reform Program at The Fletcher School, the Fletcher Latin America Group, and the Harvard Colombian Student Society invite you to participate in a discussion with Juan Carlos Pinzón, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, who will share his experience ...
  • Henry J. Leir Professorship and Inaugural Human Security Award Please join the Institute for Human Security at an evening celebration to welcome the new Henry J. Leir Professor in International Humanitarian Studies, Professor Kimberly Theidon, and to honor the first recipient of the annual Henry J. Leir Human Security Award, Dr. Maria J. Stephan, F02, FG05.
  • Borderless Wars Book Talk Please join the Ginn Library in welcoming Professor Antonia Chayes for a talk on her most recent publication, Borderless Wars: Civil Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty. Friday, October 16, 2015 2:30 – 4 pm Ginn Library Reading Room
  • “Millions on the Move” Panel Discussion How should the international community respond to the current migration crisis? Please join us in a panel discussion.
  • Memorias des Caso Peruano de Esterilización Forzada Exhibit by Alejandra Ballón, a Peruvian research-based artist in different artistic disciplines: installation, drawing, music, performance, painting and new media.  Exhibit commentator: Professor Kimberly Theidon Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7 pm Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
  • Can Services Deliver Legitimacy and Build Peace? An article by Rachel Gordon and Dyan Mazurana, for United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.
  • Peace Missions in Africa: Constraints, Challenges, and Opportunities A preliminary report to the African Union, by Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe and Alex de Waal.
  • Thematic Paper on Peacebuilding and Service Delivery By Lisa Denney, Richard Mallett, and Dyan Mazurana for United Nations University Centre for Policy Research.