Failed States and Regional Insecurity

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Time: 30 Nov 2006 - 01 Dec 2006
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

Workshop hosted by the NUPI-PRIO SIP on Failed States and Regional Insecurity and the working group on Transnational and International Facets of Civil War within the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW).

The seminar will take place at PRIO's facilities at Hausmannsgt 7, in the Peace Room

Dinner at Mares (Frogner veien 12) at 18.30 Thursday November 30th. Those that want to can meet us at PRIO (main entrance) at 18.00 and go together, or meet us at Mares at 18.30. 


Thursday November 30th

Start 13.30: introduction

13.45 Jeff T. Checkel (UiO): "The Transnational and Constructivist Turn in IR Theory: Any Relevance for Students of Civil Conflict?"


15.00 Coffee break


15.30 Pavel Baev (PRIO)Russia’s Conflict-Management Policy in the Caspian Region”

Discussant: Torunn Wimpelmann


16.30 Kristian Berg Harpviken (PRIO)The Taliban’s Reemergence in Regional Perspective

Discussant: Cindy Horst


End 17.30


Friday December 1st

Start 9.00 Stein Tønnesson (PRIO) "A Successful State With Regional Security"

Discussant: Stein Sundstøl Eriksen


10.00 Coffee break


10.30 Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI) "The Aid Agencies and the Fragile States Agenda"

Discussant: Scott Gates


11.30 Axel Borchgrevink (NUPI)International Donor Policies and Conflict resolution in Ethiopia and its Neighborhood”

Discussant: Pavel Baev


12.30 Lunch


13.30 Jens Chr. Andvig (NUPI)Armed Conflict: The Role of Corruption”

Discussant: Kristian Berg Harpviken


14.30 Stein Sundstøl Eriksen (NUPI)The Concept of ‘Failed States’: A Critical Examination

Discussant: Martin Austvoll

15.30 Sum up

End 16.00