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Alex de Waal to speak on peacekeeping in Darfur

12 Oct 2011

The Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation Alex de Waal is to speak about the violence in Darfur at The University of Manchester this week (13 October)

Speaking at the inaugural Tri-Institute lecture, the former senior advisor to the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan will look at patterns in lethal violence in the region.

The lecture will be informed by data for violent fatalities in Darfur, collected by the Joint Mission Analysis Centre of the UN-AU hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID)

He will argue that though the data is a valuable instrument for  implementation of peace support operations, such evidence is not always welcome to those who make decisions.

Alex de Waal is also Research Professor at Tufts University and Program Director at the Social Science Research Council.

His academic research has focused on issues of famine, conflict and human rights in Africa. He was awarded an OBE in the UK New Year’s Honors List of 2009, was on the Prospect/Foreign Policy list of 100 public intellectuals in 2008, and the Atlantic Monthly list of 27 ‘brave thinkers’ in 2009.

The tri-institute lecture is a joint event held by the Brooks World Poverty Institute, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the Institute for Development Policy and Management – all at The University of Manchester.
 

Notes for editors

The event will take place on Thursday 13 October  at University Place, Lecture Theatre A between 5 and 7.45pm.

Alex de Waal is available for media interviews

BWPI, HCRI and IDPM are leading centres of research and teaching at the The University of Manchester. Working in the closely related fields of poverty, conflict and development, they explore and analyse the complex and difficult areas of inequality, peace and progress.

To attend contact:
Rebecca Whitehead
HCRI Institute Manager
0161 275 8967
Rebecca.whitehead@manchester.ac.uk