The Gendered Legacies of Wartime Trauma: Bombing, Domestic Abuse, and Political Participation in Cambodia

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    • Tuesday December 15, 2020 - Wednesday December 16, 2020
      11:00 am - 11:59 am
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
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Summary Sentence: Dr. Merrell will explore how exposure to military conflict provokes long-term changes in political attitudes and behaviors in affected communities.

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Join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs as it hosts Dr. Brian Merrell for a talk titled "The Gendered Legacies of Wartime Trauma: Bombing, Domestic Abuse, and Political Participation in Cambodia."

Dr. Merrell highlights how exposure to military conflict provokes long-term changes in political attitudes and behaviors in affected communities. Using geo-referenced data on military violence and local outcomes, coupled with an instrumental variables approach to facilitate causal inference, he shows that female political participation is suppressed in post-conflict settings, while male residents become more likely to support domestic violence against women and children. These effects are also highly persistent, remaining detectable even among future generations born long after the conclusion of the original conflict. The findings contribute to our understanding of the long-term, human consequences of war, while also demonstrating the transformative cultural effects of traumatic experiences. 

Dr. Merrell is a Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University.

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Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), International Affairs Alumni in Washington DC, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
gender difference, post-war, Conflict
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  • Created By: Christopher McDermott
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  • Created On: Dec 2, 2020 - 10:49am
  • Last Updated: Dec 2, 2020 - 10:49am