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Frank Wright Memorial Lecture

May 9, 2024
Emeleus Lecture Theatre, Queen's University Belfast
16:00 - 17:30

Professor Melani Cammett, Harvard University, ‘Living Together After “Ethnic” Conflict: Elites, Citizens, and Post-War Social Relations.’

Melani Cammett is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Government Department and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Cammett's books include The Oxford Handbook on Politics in Muslim Societies (co-edited with Pauline Jones, Oxford University Press, 2022), Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon (Cornell University Press 2014), which won the American Political Science Association (APSA) Giovanni Sartori Book Award and the Honorable Mention for the APSA Gregory Luebbert Book Award; A Political Economy of the Middle East (co-authored with Ishac Diwan, Alan Richards, and John Waterbury, 2015); The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare in the Global South (co-edited with Lauren Morris MacLean, Cornell University Press 2014), which received the Honorable Mention for the ARNOVA book award; and Globalization and Business Politics in North Africa (Cambridge University Press 2007, 2010).

Her research explores identity politics, development, migration, and authoritarianism in the Middle East and other contexts and has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and other outlets. She is currently working on a book that explores how people live together after violence, focusing on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, and Northern Ireland.

Lecture 4-5:30pm, doors opening from 3:30pm

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