Public lecture

Press release — 17 May 2014

Oliver Richmond from the University of Manchester, UK will give a public lecture entitled


on 20 May 2014 from 14.15-15.45 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Lossi 36, room 214.

The talk discusses the relationship of the state with local processes of ‘peace formation’ and international ‘peace enablement’. The interaction of processes of state formation, liberal peacebuilding and statebuilding, and localised practices of peace formation, offer the prospect of forms of peace that may be both locally and internationally legitimate.

Oliver Richmond is a Research Professor of IR, Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester. His primary area of expertise is in peace and conflict theory and, in particular, its interlinkages with IR theory. Oliver Richmond conducted fieldwork in Asia, the South Pacific, Africa, the Balkans, and Central America, and has advised and worked with key institutions involved in peacebuilding and development such as the UN, World Bank or the EU. Prof Richmond is the author of five books the most recent of which is Failed Statebuilding and Peace Formation (Yale University Press, forthcoming, 2014).

The public lecture is organized by the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu.