What we know and we don't know about civil wars
5:00 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m.
Lee Ying Lam Lecture Theatre (MBG07), Patrick Lee Wan Keung Academic Building, Lingnan University
The Public Lecture of Vincent Woo Distinguished Visiting Scholar Programme 2014/15 was held on 9 October, during which Prof Stathis N Kalyvas, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, Yale University, spoke on the topic "What We Know and We Don’t Know about Civil Wars".
Civil wars are the most prevalent form of contemporary war. Currently, civil wars in countries such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Ukraine dominate the news. During the past fifteen years, the comparative study of civil wars has made progress in pinpointing their causes and explaining their dynamics, duration, the ways in which they end, and their long-term impact. At the public lecture, Prof Kalyvas reviewed the most robust findings of this literature and discussed its shortcomings, as well as the future avenues for research.
2014/15年度胡永輝傑出訪問學人講座已於10月9日舉行，邀請了美國耶魯大學阿諾德‧沃爾弗斯政治學講座教授及「秩序、衝突與暴力」研究計劃主任Stathis N Kalyvas教授，主講「關於內戰：我們認識和不認識之處」。
Kalyvas, S. N. (2014, October 9). What we know and we don't know about civil wars [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/91