Peace, justice and knowledge production in Yemen

A Crown Seminar with Stacey Philbrick Yadav in Conversation with Yasmeen al-Eryani

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EDT
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What does it mean to engage in peacebuilding in the context of a protracted conflict like the war in Yemen and why is it important? Learning from his new book, Yemen in the Shadow of Transition: Pursuing Justice in Wartime, Stacey Philbrick Yadav, in conversation with Yasmeen al-Eryani, will explain why civilian actors remember the failed post-2011 transition process in Yemen, and what it means (and doesn’t mean) when they do . Unlike conflict analysis, which focuses on the priorities and practices of the main antagonists of the conflict, Philbrick Yadav’s work emphasizes the efforts of civilian actors engaged in peacebuilding, arguing that their projects constitute practical forms of “justice work” that seek to build the kind of equitable futures such actors envision. The conversation will also explore peacebuilding research itself as a means through which civil actors narrate conflict and seek to shape outcomes through nonviolent means.

Stacey Philbrick Yadav is a nonresident fellow at the Crown Center. She is Associate Professor of International Relations at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Since 2019, she has been working with Yemeni colleagues on internationally sponsored projects for day-to-day peacebuilding in Yemen.

Yasmine al-Eryani
, moderator, is director of research at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies in Yemen. She is a doctoral student in social anthropology at the University of Tampere, Finland.

Naghmeh Sohrabi
president, is director of research at the Crown Center and holder of the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professorship in Middle Eastern History.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Politics, Department of Anthropology, and the Brandeis International and Global Studies Program.

Free and open to the public | Registration is mandatory