Revised conference programme 7/06/01


Wednesday, June 13, 2001

9:30 AM Registration

9:50 AM Words of welcome

10:00 AM Session I: Dynamic Processes: In Mediation, Alliance Formation and Economic

Disturbance Effects

Chair: Ray Dacey, University of Idaho


  1. Art and Science on Nuancing the Conflict between Developed and Developing Nations, Walter Isard and Yun Ho Chung, Cornell University.
  2. Alliance Dynamics, Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
  3. Coffee 11:20-11:40 AM

  4. The Dynamic Effects of Economic Disturbances over the Permanent and Transitory Violence in Colombia, Gustavo Alexander Gomez-Sorzano, former Consultant for the Colombian Presidency and Ministry of Defense.

Lunch 12:20 PM

2:00 PM Session II: Trade-Offs in Strategic Posturing, Actions, and Equilibrium Analysis

Chair: Sheldon Levy, Wayne State U.


  1. Complementarity of Foreign Aid and Humanitarian Military Intervention, Carlos Seiglie, Rutgers U.
  2. The Export of Internal Tensions by Nations in Order to Insure Internal Cohesion, Emanuel Athanassiou, Christos Kollias, TEI of Larissa, Greece.
  1. General Equilibrium Modeling for International Conflict Management of Climate Change, Shunli Wang, Hans Kremers and Peter Nijkamp, Free University of Amsterdam.

Coffee 3.40 PM


4.00 PM Session III: General Approaches to the Study of Conflicts

Chair: Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University (tentative)


  1. Predictive, Normative and Prescriptive Approaches in Applications of Systems Thinking and Complexity Studies in Peace-related Research, Czeslaw Mesjasz, Cracow Academy of Economics.
  2. The Role and Limitations of Psychology in the Study of Interstate Conflict, Sheldon Levy, Wayne State U.


Thursday, June 14, 2001


10 AM Session IV: Political/Economic Factors in Conflict Situation

Chair: Walter Isard, Cornell U.


  1. Property Rights, State Structures and International Cooperation, Urs Luterbacher, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.
  2. Continuing Conflict and Renewable Resources, Rafael Reuveny, U. of Indiana.
  3. Coffee 11:20-11:40 AM

  4. Modeling International Risk, Ray Dacey, University of Idaho,
  5. Issues of Conflict and Peace in the Developing Countries: Role of Peace Science, Manas Chatterji, Binghampton University.


Lunch 12:40 PM

2:00 PM Session V: Analytic Approaches to Conflict Management

Chair: Manas Chatterji, Binghampton U.


  1. On Rational Trust and Cooperation, Joel M. Guttman, Bar Ilan U. Israel.
  2. Monitoring Conflict Resolution: a Topographical Approach, Jean Paelinck, Erasmus U.
  3. Modeling Positive Indirect Impacts of Conflict Resolution, Johan Moyersoen, Cornell U.

Coffee 3:40-4:00 PM

4:00 PM Session VI: Diverse Contributions to Peace Science


  1. Malthus, an "Economist" or a "Peace researcher"?, Shodja Ziaian, York University, Canada.
  1. Small Countries and the Consolidation of the European Defense Industry: Portugal as a Case Study, Carlos Barros, Technical University of Lisbon.


Friday, June 15, 2001

10:00 AM Joint Plenary Session: Peace, Conflict and Security

Chair: Paul Levine, U. of Surrey

  1. War and Peace Research Futures, David Singer, U. of Michigan.
  2. The Peace Games 2004, Peter Southwood, Middlesex University Business School.
  3. Threshold Effects and Improved Forecasts of Transnational Terrorism, Todd Sandler, Iowa State U.