PRESS CONTACT: Katherine Belyi, (609) 951-4406
Michael van Walt van Praag, Visiting Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, has served as mediator and as an adviser to negotiating parties in peace talks worldwide. He has worked on conflicts in the South Pacific, the Caucasus, Asia and East and West Africa. He is now investigating obstacles to conflict resolution, in particular clashing interpretations of history. On Wednesday, March 6, Van Walt will present a public lecture drawing on his research and experience, “When Truth Gets in the Way: Addressing Multiple Realities in Intrastate Conflicts,” at 4:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus.