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<b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Dr David Backer<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Assistant Director, Center for International Development and Conflict Management & Associate Research Professor, Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Resilience has emerged as an important buzzword that is in vogue among development professionals, including those who focus on various aspects of societal instability. The general concept
 of resilience in this context is relatively clear. </span><img width="220" style="width:2.2916in" src="http://www.incore.ulster.ac.uk/img/Announcements/resilience.png" align="right"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">For
 example, the US Agency for International Development (2012) articulates a useful definition: "The ability of people, households, communities, countries, and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from shocks and stresses in a manner that reduces chronic
 vulnerability and facilitates inclusive growth." Such an understanding has been translated to apply to circumstances of conflict and peacebuilding, capturing aspects of risk, recovery, and transformation. As yet, however, empirical assessment of resilience
 to conflict has been lacking. This talk proposes a novel analytical methodology for measuring resilience to conflict. A provisional implementation of the methodology is demonstrated using Nigeria as an illustrative case. The goal of the talk is to stimulate
 reflective discussion that can lead to refinement of the methodology and its applications.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Date: </span></b><em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">25 May 2017</span></em><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"><br>
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<b>Venue: </b><em><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Healing Through Remembering, 17 Ormeau Ave, Belfast BT2 8HD, UK</span></em><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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