Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Stacey Philbrick Yadav – Horizons of Conflict and Reconstruction in Yemen

Friday, March 17, 2017

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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To make sense of the current landscape of conflict and reconstruction in Yemen requires a that we reckon honestly with its antecedents. This lecture will review several prominent (but mistaken) ways of understanding the war, review factors that contributed to the breakdown of Yemen’s internationally-brokered transitional framework (2012-15), and consider the existing opportunities for (and barriers to) an inclusive and equitable approach that might avoid repeating some of the same mistakes. This will include a discussion of alternative post-conflict scenarios, and likely continuities and differences between the existing and incoming presidential administrations in relation to key stakeholders.

Stacey Philbrick Yadav is an associate professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she currently chairs interdisciplinary programs in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. The author of “Islamists and the State: Legitimacy and Institutions in Yemen and Lebanon” (2013) and a number of articles on cross-ideological cooperation and conflict, she has conducted field research in Yemen and among Yemeni diaspora communities throughout the Middle East and in Europe and North America. She serves on the board of the American Institute of Yemeni Studies and the non-governmental advocacy organization, the Yemen Peace Project.

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