Conflict, Resilience, and Health Program

at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale


The Conflict, Resilience, and Health Program is an interdisciplinary group that works to build resilience and health in communities afflicted by armed conflict or structural violence.  Led by Professor Catherine Panter-Brick, this program engages with academics, practitioners, and policy makers to promote innovations in global health research and to evaluate resilience-building interventions.



Youth, Conflict & Governance in Africa
Friday, 2/28 and Saturday, 3/1

On February 28th 2014, Professors Catherine Panter-Brick from Yale University’s Conflict, Resilience and Health Program & Anthropology and Alex de Waal from the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School, Tufts, co-convened a workshop to assess how young people across Africa are changing the nature of governance. Hosted by the Department of Anthropology at Yale University, with support from the Hendel Fund and the MacMillan Yale Council on African Studies and the World Peace Foundation, the workshop included analyses from scholars and practitioners in anthropology, media studies and communications, politics, and economics—fields that have hitherto been working largely in parallel. The workshop explored key cases from diverse parts of the continent, notably the West African Sahel, the Great Lakes, Kenya and South Africa to examine the how young people are reshaping the ways in which they engage with one another and with the life of their countries.

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