Multimedia Presentation by Yale’s Jason Lyall: “How Antiquities Fuel Modern Conflicts”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Horchow Hall See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven
Event description: 

Presented by Jason Lyall, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Political Violence FieldLab

The rise of a black market trade in antiquities, along with the destruction of cultural heritage sites, have combined to fuel violence in modern conflicts around the world. Drawing on examples from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, among others, this talk will explore the relationship between cultural destruction and cycles of violence and victimization in modern conflicts. In particular, we will explore how states and rebel groups target heritage sites to punish their opponents even as they engage in widespread looting to finance these campaigns of destruction. 

Please RSVP by April 11.