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International Seminar Series: From Diplomats to Troops: Considering the Range of Conflict Prevention Options
Dr. Tim Wedig will present “From Diplomats to Troops: Considering the Range of Conflict Prevention Options.”
There is a wide variety of available interventions for conflict prevention. These options exist on a continuum of cost in terms of reputation, time, money and, indeed, lives. Examining this continuum demonstrates that earlier is almost always better and helps us to consider the necessity of policy choices that emphasize global engagement, local and regional partnerships, and a more robust diplomatic engagement with the world.
Dr. Wedig is Associate Director of the Global Studies Program at the University of Illinois, currently serving as Interim Director. Course topics taught include negotiation and diplomacy, the internet and social movements, humanitarian intervention, and research methods. Dr. Wedig has research interests and applied experience with conflict resolution and negotiation, early warning of conflict and genocide, inter-group cooperation, educational simulation development for high school and college classrooms, as well as professional training for public and private organizations in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. He earned his Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he worked with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management.