October 28-29, 2016, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The symposium seeks to expand the understanding of the complex and multidimensional issue of development and security. Presenters will address questions such as: what are the underlying economic and social causes of conflict? Does foreign intervention help or complicate a conflict? What is the impact of religious extremism and culture on conflict and development? Conflicts may confer benefits as well as costs on individuals; in what ways might this happen?