Harvard University (2020)

Guest speaker

Title: Peacebuilding: Approaches to Reducing Ethnoreligious Conflict. The pros and cons of power-sharing

At: Harvard University, Department of Government, GOV94MCC seminar, by Professor Melani Cammett

Date: Online, October 2020.



A vast body of literature debates the merits of various electoral and executive system institutional arrangements for post-conflict peace duration and governance. Power-sharing is a prominent institutional recipe for ending conflict and maintaining peace. What are the pros and cons of power-sharing? Under what conditions does it keep the peace? How does it affect post-conflict reconciliation among previously warring groups? What can we learn about power-sharing from comparative analyses of the South African, Bosnian and Lebanese cases?

Guests: Prof. Damir Kapidžić, Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Prof. Bassel Salloukh, Department of Social Sciences, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon

October 8, 2020