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Professor Jurgen Brauer of Georgia Regents University to Speak on Economic Aspects of Genocides at W&L on March 4

— by on February 25th, 2016

Jurgen Brauer, professor of economics in the James M. Hull College of Business at Georgia Regents University, will lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 4 at 3:45 p.m. in Huntley Hall 221. This event is hosted jointly by the W&L/VMI Economics Seminar Series and the Transnational Law Institute.

Brauer will speak on “Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Prevention.” His lecture is free and open to the public.

The ongoing scourge of genocide has received widespread attention from scholars—thus far with the curious exception of economists. What can economists usefully contribute to the study of genocides, other mass atrocities and their prevention?

Brauer will focus on concepts, measurements, theoretical and empirical results, and provide examples of practical implications and applications of the research that policymakers might wish to consider.

He has consulted for the World Bank, the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the U.S. National Defense University, and for the chief economist for the Office of the Comptroller in New York City. He is a former Peace fellow of the United States Institute of Peace.