348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Monday, July 29 2024.


 On Monday, July 29, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


International military conflicts flare up for numerous reasons. Once they do, what factors determine when and how they end? The recent Russia-Ukraine war, for example, has now lasted over two years. Large onthe-ground gains elude both sides, but the leaders of these countries have not reached an agreement to end the war. Why? What possible ways could the war end, and how might the leaders get there? What can others in the international community do to encourage the end of individual wars? In this presentation, Andrew Owsiak explores the answers to such questions. The discussion highlights the myriad challenges and competing pressures that country leaders face when de-escalating conflict, which originate both from within and outside of their respective countries. Understanding these pressures deepens our understanding of how historical (e.g., the Cod Wars) and contemporary conflicts unfold (e.g., RussiaUkraine or Israel-Hamas).

Presenter: Andrew Owsiak is a Professor of International Affairs and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia. He specializes in the causes of war, crisis diplomacy, and the management of international conflicts. Thus far, he has co-authored three books and over thirty articles, and he has secured financial support for his work from the US Department of Defense and United States Institute of Peace.

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