Roundtable on Ethnic Conflict

Staff: Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs, and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs
January 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000

While the post-Cold War world has seen a decrease in military conflict between countries, ethnic and communal conflict within states is on the rise. This latter trend has led scholars to focus on the causes and consequences of nationalism, while policymakers and the public have grappled with more immediate questions regarding U.S. intervention in Somalia, Bosnia, and elsewhere. Today as never before, understanding the nature of ethnic and communal conflict is important for both intellectual and practical reasons. This roundtable will allow Council members to discuss these topics and hear presentations by leading researchers in the field.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

The European Union: A Context for Resolution of the Cyprus Problem?

Presiders:

Richard W. Murphy, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for the Middle East, and Director, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Radha Kumar, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speakers:

Lellos Demetriades, Mayor of Nicosia, Nelson Ledsky, National Democratic Institute
April 6, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.