UM Lecture to Address Civil Wars

February 18, 2014

MISSOULA – University of Montana Political Science Honors Society Pi Sigma Alpha Epsilon will host a lecture by Kimberly Maynard titled “Nation Rebuilding: Peacemaking, Reconciliation and Development in War-Torn Countries,” from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Gallagher Business Building Room 106.

Maynard, a Mansfield Center International Fellow, will discuss her more than 20 years of research and field experience working on the problems and processes involved in rebuilding countries in Africa, Central America, Asia and Europe that have experienced war or civil war. She has worked for the U.S. State Department and USAID, the World Bank, UN agencies and international NGOs.

UM political science Professor Karen Ruth Adams will provide commentary following Maynard’s talk, addressing questions such as: What are the challenges facing countries that have experienced civil wars or other violent conflict? How can these countries develop national unity, effective political systems and strong economies?

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UM Department of Political Science, the UM Model United Nations program, the UM Mansfield Center and the Montana World Affairs Council.

For more information call UM Associate Professor Christopher Muste at 406-243-4829 or email





Contact: Jacob Dillon, president, UM Pi Sigma Alpha,; Christopher Muste, associate professor, UM Political Science Department, 406-243-4829,