Imagining Peace in the 21st Century


Joaquín M. Chávez, UIC History
Andreas Feldmann, UIC Latin American and Latino Studies & Political Science

This working group seeks to engage in a reflection on the social and historical relevance of peace processes. Our goal is to develop a broad debate that captures discussions both at the academic and political level. What are the ideas informing peace processes? What are some of the most relevant scholarly approaches in the study of peace processes, conflict resolution, and related themes? What can we learn from the comparative study of recent peace processes and mediations conducted by the United Nations and other international actors such as European Union, Norway and Switzerland, among others, in a variety of regional settings? These are some of the larger questions that this panel seeks to address. Faculty and students from any discipline are most welcome to join this conversation.

November 7, 2019 from 3:30 - 5 PM

Oliver Stuenkel is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in São Paulo, a columnist for EL PAÍS and Americas Quarterly, and a commentator for Globonews. His research focuses on Brazilian foreign policy, Latin American politics, global order and emerging powers. He is the author of the IBSA: The rise of the Global South? (Routledge 2014), The BRICS and the Future of Global Order (Lexington, 2015) and the Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers Are Remaking Global Order (Polity, 2016).