Assistant Professor Heidi Hardt (Political Science) will examine peace and conflict for the Focus on Faculty program at noon Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.
Hardt reviews the response times of four international organizations during conflicts where delay could have life or death consequences. Although wealth and capabilities can strengthen a peace operation, it is the unspoken rules and social networks of peace and security committees at these organizations that dictate the pace with which an operation is established.
Hardt has published on issues related to peace and security and recently published the book, Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response (Oxford University Press). She has taught international relations courses in English and French in Paris and Montreal. She earned a Ph.D. in international studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.