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Jacob Mundy

Jacob Mundy

Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies
Peace & Conflict Studies, 222 Alumni Hall
p 315-228-6182


BA (1999), MA (2004), University of Washington; PhD, University of Exeter, 2010

Research Interests and Field Experience

Interests: Armed conflicts and humanitarian interventions in northern Africa

Fieldwork: Libya (Summer 2012), Algeria (October 2007 - June 2009); Morocco, Western Sahara, and Algeria (Summer 2003 and Fall 2005)

Refereed Books

  • The Post-conflict Environment: Investigation and Critique, coeditor with Daniel B. Monk, University of Michigan Press, Series in Global Urban Studies, 2014 (in press)
  • Western Sahara: War, Nationalism and Conflict Irresolution, coauthor with Stephen Zunes, Syracuse University Press, Series on Peace and Conflict Resolution, 2010, Second Printing 2011

Refereed Articles

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Select Media Interviews

Professor Jacob Mundy, Colgate University, discusses militia politics in Libya

Select Speaking and Conferences

  • Invited talk: “Western Sahara: The United States and Africa’s Last Colony,” sponsored by the departments of Geography, Political Science, International Studies, and Sociology. Vassar College, April 9, 2013.
  • Paper: “Intervention as the Mother of Necessity: Accounting for the Responsibility to Protect after Libya,” Northeast Middle East Politics Working Group, Seventh Annual Workshop, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, M.A., March 1-2, 2013.
  • Invited paper: “The politics of strategic nonviolence in Western Sahara,” Transitions from Armed to Nonviolent Resistance: Contributors’ Workshop, Berghof Foundation, Berlin, Germany, January 11-12, 2013
  • Invited paper: “It’s a trap! The contested politics and indisputable effects of US counter-terrorism policy in Africa’s Sahara-Sahel,” Humanitarian Dilemmas: Debating Interventions in Africa and the Middle East, Kent State, April 5-6, 2012, http://www.kent.edu/CAS/Lemnitzer/humanitarian.cfm
  • Co-chair: Wars beyond war: an international, interdisciplinary workshop, Colgate University, March 30-31, 2012, http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/peace-and-conflict-studies/events/wars-beyond-war-workshop
  • Invited paper: "Representing Sahrawis: contested meanings of a post-colonial identity." Seminar on Minority Rights and Multiculturalism in the Arab World, Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli & Istituto di Studi Politici S. Pio V, Rome, March 25-26, 2011
  • Invited presentation on Western Sahara: Challenges and Opportunities in the Maghreb Today: A Trans-Atlantic Dialogue, Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid, May 12-13, 2010
  • Invited discussant: The Nexus between EU, Civil Society and Conflict in the European neighborhood, Workshop, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy, June 19, 2009
  • Paper: "New wars, new peace? Transitional/transnational justice in the late post-conflict environment," Post-Conflict Environment Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., April 23-24, 2009
  • Invited talk: "Sovereignty and the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on Western Sahara of 16 October 1975," Multilateralism and International Law with Western Sahara as a Case Study, University of Pretoria, South Africa, December 4-5, 2008
  • Invited talk: "The Question of Sovereignty in the Western Sahara Conflict," La Cuestión del Sáhara Occidental en El Marco Jurídico Internacional, International Conference of the Jurists for Western Sahara, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, June 27-28, 2008