ICAR Lecturers Look at Zones of Peace

Posted: February 21, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Two professors from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) share the podium to discuss Zones of Peace from international and domestic perspectives at today’s ICAR brown bag lecture from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Christopher Mitchell, the Druscilla French Cumbie Professor of Conflict Resolution, will describe a survey of various kinds of Zones of Peace used throughout the world that he is conducting in preparation for his study of the neutral zones in Colombia.

Wallace Warfield, associate professor in the institute, will look at the domestic version, often referred to as “violence-free zones,” particularly as they are implemented in areas such as southeast Washington, D.C. Warfield will discuss how taking back the neighborhood affects individual freedom, the culture of violence, and political involvement of residents.

The discussion is part of ICAR’s series of informal lectures on research and practice of conflict resolution, and is held in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, located at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax.

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