Book Launch and Author Talk - Nested Security: Lessons in Conflict Management from the League of Nations and the European Union by Erin K. Jenne

Book Launch
Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Popper room
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 1:30pm
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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 1:30pm


Erin K. Jenne (Author/Professor at CEU IR Department)

Jack Snyder (Discussant/Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University, New York)

About the Author

Erin K. Jenne is professor at the Department of International Relations at Central European University in Budapest, where she teaches MA and PhD courses on qualitative and quantitative methods, ethnic conflict management, international relations theory, nationalism and civil war, and international security. Jenne received her PhD in political science from Stanford University with concentrations in comparative politics, international relations, conflict processes, and East European politics. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including a MacArthur fellowship at Stanford University, a Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) fellowship at Harvard University, a Carnegie Corporation scholarship, and a Fernand Braudel fellowship at European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. Her recent book, Ethnic Bargaining: The Paradox of Minority Empowerment (Cornell University Press, 2007) is the winner of Mershon Center’s Edgar S. Furniss Book Award in 2007 and was also named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. She has published numerous book chapters and articles in International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Regional and Federal Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Civil Wars, and Ethnopolitics (forthcoming). She is an associate editor for Foreign Policy Analysis and has served in several capacities on the Emigration, Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section of the International Studies Association and the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.

About the book

"In Nested Security, Erin K. Jenne explores a necessary condition for the successful mediation of ethnic territorial conflict. Jenne makes an important contribution in considering simultaneously the important influences that international institutions and regional state powers have on the potential for intrastate conflict to escalate. She convincingly demonstrates that we overlook the regional context at great peril; it is almost impossible to expect ethnic territorial conflicts to be resolved without sufficient nesting in regional cooperation."—Kyle Beardsley, Duke University, author of The Mediation Dilemma

"The conclusions Erin K. Jenne sets out in Nested Security will be of interest to policymakers and practitioners. She argues convincingly that conflict mediators are more likely to succeed when they treat sectarian tensions as an integral part of wider conflicts that extend beyond the target state's borders. Jenne's research shows how important it is to focus on stabilizing the regional situation before one can stabilize an internal domestic one."—Paula M. Pickering, William and Mary, author of Peacebuilding in the Balkans: The View from the Ground Floor


Click HERE for more on the book. The book is available in the CEU Library and can be purchased at the book launch.


This book launch is part of the CEU workshop “New International Relations of Eurasia and the Middle East”.