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John Burton lectures

The John Burton Lecture Series is the flagship event of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) at the University of Kent.

The annual lecture commemorates the late John Burton, a former member of CARC who played a pivotal role in the development of peace and conflict studies in the UK.The purpose of the lecture series is to invite leading global figures in the field including academics, practitioners, journalists and leading voices from across civil society to engage a wide audience with a major theme in conflict analysis.

The Inaugural John Burton Address was given by Professor Stathis Kalyvas, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science at Yale University on the 8th May 2013. Professor Kalyvas is one of the world’s leading scholars on political violence, producing some of the most critically acclaimed works on conflict dynamics.

Now in it’s 8th year the John Burton Lecture series has grown in popularity, attracting seminal names in peace and conflict studies.