2020 Furniss Book Award Lecture - Jason Lyall

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2020 Furniss Winner Lecture
November 10, 2022
3:30PM - 5:00PM
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Derby Hall 1039 - Virtual participation available

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Add to Calendar 2022-11-10 15:30:00 2022-11-10 17:00:00 2020 Furniss Book Award Lecture - Jason Lyall The 2020 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award was awarded to Jason Lyall for his book Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War (Princeton University Press). In the book, Lyall introduces the concept of military inequality - demonstrating how a state’s prewar choices about the citizenship status of ethnic groups within its population determine subsequent battlefield performance.  The Mershon Center's Furniss Book Award commemorates the founding director of the Mershon Center and is given annually to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. Please join us on November 10 where Lyall will join us to discuss his book and have time for Q&A and open discussion. Derby Hall 1039 - Virtual participation available Mershon Center mershoncenter@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The 2020 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award was awarded to Jason Lyall for his book Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War (Princeton University Press). In the book, Lyall introduces the concept of military inequality - demonstrating how a state’s prewar choices about the citizenship status of ethnic groups within its population determine subsequent battlefield performance. 

The Mershon Center's Furniss Book Award commemorates the founding director of the Mershon Center and is given annually to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security.

Please join us on November 10 where Lyall will join us to discuss his book and have time for Q&A and open discussion.

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Speaker

Jason Lyall

Jason Lyall is the James Wright Associate Professor in Transnational Studies and associate professor of government at Dartmouth College, where he also directs the Political Violence FieldLab. His research examines the effects and effectiveness of political violence in civil and conventional wars. He is currently writing a Carnegie-funded book on how to improve humanitarian assistance in fragile and conflict settings like Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. A second project investigates the relationship between inequality, racism, and intergroup relations in violent settings, including within police forces, armies, and rebel organizations. 

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