How Civil Wars Start: Professor Barbara Walter in conversation with Megan Torrey of the World Affair
The Mark Twain House & Museum and the World Affairs Council of CT welcome professor and political scientist Barbara Walter joined in conversation by CTWAC’s CEO Megan Torrey for a discussion of Professor Walter’s new book HOW CIVIL WARS START AND HOW TO STOP THEM.
Over the last two decades, the number of active civil wars around the world has almost doubled. Drawing on the latest international research and lessons from over twenty countries, Walter identifies the crucial risk factors, and reveals the warning signs – where wars tend to start, who initiates them, and what triggers them.
A civil war today won’t look like America in the 1860s, Spain in the 1930s, or Russia in the 1920s. It will begin with sporadic acts of violence and terror, accelerated by social media. It will sneak up on us and leave us wondering how we could have been so blind.
Copies of HOW CIVIL WARS START signed by the author are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.