Dr. Harry Anastasiou
Portland State University
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Perils and Challenges of Ethic Nationalism: The Case of Cyprus
Harry Anastasiou, PhD, is a core faculty member of the Conflict Resolution Graduate Program and an affiliate of the International Studies Program at Portland State University. His academic endeavors have centered on Interethnic and International Peace and Conflict Studies, with practical contributions in the design, facilitation, and implementation of interethnic conflict resolution initiatives. For more than a decade, he has taken a leading role in the development and growth of a citizen-based peace movement in the ethnically divided island of Cyprus, and in Greek-Turkish relations.
Dr. Anastasiou has also been a participating member of “The Harvard Study Group,” a bicommunal think-tank comprised of policy leaders and academics working on ideas and approaches for the peaceful resolution of the Cyprus problem. As an academic, he has published numerous works on peace and conflict issues, focusing on Cyprus, nationalism and interethnic conflict, peace building, and the European Union.
The St. Paul’s College University Affiliation Lecture is sponsored by the University of Manitoba, The Ph.D. and Joint M.A. Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies, and St. Paul’s College, with financial support provided by Aikins Law.