Presenter: Dr. Richard Schultz / Director, International Security Studies Program / Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Date: Friday, June 29th 2012
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
Description: Fragile states are unable to control their territory, maintain a monopoly over the use of force, or provide essential services to their citizens beginning with human security. Often they are also plagued by excessive corruption. Armed groups can pose threats to such states, which also inspire civilian discontent that may be harnessed by movements using civil resistance to obtain rights. But the latter may ultimately prove beneficial on behalf of a more stable order.