Diversity, Violence, and Recognition

A Virtual Book Launch of "Diversity, Violence, and Recognition"

This virtual book launch and discussion considered the recognition of ethnic identity as a strategy for building peace. Scroll down to watch the event.

The online dialogue featured leading peacebuilding scholars, NYU Professors Elisabeth King and Cyrus Samii, discussing their new book, “Diversity, Violence, and Recognition: How Recognizing Ethnic Identity Promotes Peace” from Oxford University Press. Buy the book here. 

The dialogue was moderated by Obi Anyadike, Senior Africa Editor with The New Humanitarian.

“Based on data from around the world and a synthesis of theoretical arguments, we come to a remarkably clear conclusion: recognition strategies can help diverse societies overcome the legacies of their painful histories.” – Elisabeth King and Cyrus Samii



Elisabeth King

Elisabeth King is Associate Professor of International Education and Politics at New York University and Founding Director of NYU’s minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Cyrus Samii

Cyrus Samii is Associate Professor in the Wilf Family Department of Politics at New York University and Executive Director of the Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network.

Obi Anyadike

Obi is Senior Africa Editor for The New Humanitarian, an online news service. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, he has extensive experience covering the Global South, with a particular interest in violent extremism.


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