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The Program on Negotiation and the Middle East Negotiation Initiative are pleased to present:
Demonization in International Politics:
a Barrier to Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Dr. Linn Normand
University of California, Davis
Former PON Graduate Research Fellow
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Hauser Hall 102
Harvard Law School Campus
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
About the book:
Dr. Normand’s talk will focus on her recently published book Demonization in International Politics: a Barrier to Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (New York: Palgrave MacmiIllan). Her book argues that while demonization’s origins are religious, its continued presence is fundamentally political. Drawing upon examples from historical and modern conflicts, this work addresses two key questions: Why do leaders demonize enemies when waging war? And what are the lasting impacts on peacemaking? In providing answers to these inquiries, Dr. Normand applies historical insight to twenty-first century conflict. Specific attention is given to Israel and Palestine as she argues that war-time demonization in policy, media, and art is a psychological and relational barrier during peace talks.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Linn Normand obtained her BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK, and her PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford, UK. She was a Herchel Smith Scholar at Harvard University, and a Graduate Research Fellow at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She is currently affiliated with the University of California, Davis.