Author Talk: Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach
Conversation with Louis Kriesberg, Author of Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach
Monday, April 13 | 12:00 – 2:00pm
Fairchild, Room 601
Louis Kriesberg is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC) at Syracuse University. He writes and speaks on issues relating to American foreign policy, the Middle East, and the fields of conflict resolution, peace studies, and constructive conflict.
His most recent book is Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach, published by Oxford University Press, in 2015. It looks at major foreign conflict episodes in which the United States has been involved since the onset of the Cold War to analyze when American involvement in foreign conflicts has been relatively effective and beneficial and when it has not. In doing so he analyzes whether the US took constructive approaches to conflict and whether the approach yielded better consequences than more traditional coercive approaches. Realizing Peace helps readers interested in engaging or learning about foreign policy to better understand what has happened in past American involvement in foreign conflicts, to think freshly about better alternatives, and to act in support of more constructive strategies in the future.