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Past Event

Building Resilient Inter-Ethnic Peace: Lessons from Historical Political Economics

A key challenge that many nations face in the 21st century is to build societies that are not only able to peacefully accommodate increasing ethnic diversity, but also leverage its potential benefits. This is not necessarily a straightforward task. With 82.1 million people around the world forcedly displaced due to persecution and conflict in 2020, as well as widespread economic migration, the challenge of building resilient inter-ethnic peace is one faced not only by societies that have been diverse historically, but increasingly in nations and communities with less experience navigating a diverse setting. Yet, the challenge of building resilient inter-ethnic peace, while modern, is also very old, and communities around the world have addressed it with varying degrees of success for centuries.

About the Speaker:

Saumitra Jha is an associate professor of political economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and senior fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law in the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Affairs.

Notes

A Peninsula Chapter program. Chapters and forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California, and they cover a diverse range of topics. 

April 3, 2024

Los Altos Library
13 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022
United States

Speakers
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Saumitra Jha

Associate Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow, Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, The Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Affairs.