Workshop hosted by the NUPI-PRIO SIP on Failed States and Regional Insecurity and the working group on Transnational and International Facets of Civil War within the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW). The seminar will take place at PRIO's facilities at Hausmannsgt 7, in the Peace Room

Dinner at Mares (Frogner veien 12) at 18.30 Thursday November 30th. Those that want to can meet us at PRIO (main entrance) at 18.00 and go together, or meet us at Mares at 18.30.

Thursday November 30th
Start 13.30: introduction
13.45 Jeff T. Checkel (UiO): "The Transnational and Constructivist Turn in IR Theory: Any Relevance for Students of Civil Conflict?"
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Pavel Baev (PRIO)Russia’s Conflict-Management Policy in the Caspian Region”

Discussant: Torunn Wimpelmann
16.30 Kristian Berg Harpviken (PRIO)The Taliban’s Reemergence in Regional Perspective

Discussant: Cindy Horst
End 17.30
Friday December 1st
Start 9.00 Stein Tønnesson (PRIO) "A Successful State With Regional Security"

Discussant: Stein Sundstøl Eriksen
10.00 Coffee break
10.30 Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI ) "The Aid Agencies and the Fragile States Agenda"

Discussant: Scott Gates
11.30 Axel Borchgrevink (NUPI)International Donor Policies and Conflict resolution in Ethiopia and its Neighborhood”

Discussant: Pavel Baev
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Jens Chr. Andvig (NUPI)Armed Conflict: The Role of Corruption”

Discussant: Kristian Berg Harpviken
14.30 Stein Sundstøl Eriksen (NUPI)The Concept of ‘Failed States’: A Critical Examination

Discussant: Martin Austvoll
15.30 Sum up
End 16.00