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On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé presents “Intelligent and Mighty Peace: Intelligence Driven Force in UN Peacekeeping Missions.” The lecture takes place from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the Kreitzberg Library North Instruction Room, and is free and open to the public.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s Peace and War Center is host to Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, Ph.D., who is in residency as Fulbright Visiting Chair in Peace and War Studies for the fall semester.

Martin-Brûlé is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Bishop’s University. She is also deputy director of the Réseau de recherche sur les opérations de la paix, and an associate faculty member of the Center for International Peace and Security Studies and the Montreal Center for International Studies. She works as a consultant for the International Peace Institute and for the United Nations Operation Crisis Center. Her book, “Evaluating Peacekeeping Missions: A Typology of Success and Failure in International Interventions,” strives to understand the conditions under which peace operations succeed or fail. She studied the cases of Somalia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Her current research focuses on intelligence in United Nations peace operations. Co-author of the first United Nations Field Handbook on Joint Mission Analysis Centres, she recently conducted fieldwork at the MINUSCA (Central African Republic), MINUSMA (Mali), MONUSCO (Democratic Republic of Congo), UNOCI (Côte d’Ivoire), and UNMISS (South Sudan).

Each year, Norwich University hosts Fulbright visiting research chairs in peace and war studies with expertise in any of the following disciplines: international relations, military history, diplomacy, military sociology, terrorism, just/positive peace, information, or cyber warfare. The Fulbright visiting research chair will conduct research, give guest lectures at the undergraduate level, and support the missions of the Peace and War Center and the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ Military History, Diplomacy, or Information Assurance Programs. The chair has opportunities to participate in public lectures, attend conferences, and otherwise contribute to the intellectual life at Norwich University. Implementation of this research chair position is in direct support of Norwich’s commitment to further expand the stature of the institution and to bolster the strength of the intellectual environment of Norwich University.

In addition to the $25,000 award, the chair is provided with a suitable workspace and support services including access to numerous computer databases, Smithsonian Museum materials (Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate), and Norwich Museum archives.

Martin-Brûlé presents on “Intelligent and Mighty Peace: Intelligence Driven Force in UN Peacekeeping Missions” from 12:15-1:15 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in the Kreitzberg Library North Instruction Room. The event is free and open to the public.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

Norwich will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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