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Dr. Hancock interviewed by Insight to Conflict on the role of local Zones of PeacePosted Jan. 29, 2013
Dr. Landon Hancock, Associate Professor at the Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM) was recently interviewed by Insight to Conflict on the role of local Zones of Peace. Local Zones of Peace are communities that have chosen to remove themselves from a wider conflict.
Dr. Hancock's research focuses on ethnic identity and conflict, and recent publications include articles in Ethnopolitics, Peace & Change, Irish Political Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and Journal of Peace Education. He is co-editor (with Christopher Mitchell) of two volumes, Zones of Peace (2007) and Local Peacebuilding and National Peace (2012). His research is focused on identity-driven conflict, from the reasons for its inception and outbreak to its resolution and to periods of post-conflict peacebuilding and transitional justice.
Dr. Hancock was awarded a Peace Scholar fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace for his dissertation, Peace from the People: Identity Salience and the Northern Irish Peace Process. He was also a summer fellow at the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania and a research fellow at RESOLVE, Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Research and Education.