AVACGIS Faculty Talk - Dr. Ahsan Butt (Political Science)

Law & Order: Rebels as Judges in South Asia?

Monday, April 22, 2019 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Enterprise Hall, 318 (conference room)

This talk will be a discussion of, how and why, non-state actors provide dispute resolution in conflict environments in South Asia. Ahsan Butt, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His main research interests focus on nationalism and political violence in South Asia. His book, "Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists," was published by Cornell University Press in 2017. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as International Organization, Journal of Global Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Politics and Religion and Security Studies. Professor Butt has received generous support from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Mellon Foundation, the Stanton Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Dr. Butt is a non-resident fellow at the Stimson Center.