The Civil Wars program is based on a comparative and trans-regional approach to contemporary civil wars. This program aims to provide experts and policy-makers with in-depth analyses of the political, social and economic issues driving violent disruptions of the political orders.

This program is conducted in partnership with the European Research Council (ERC) program “Social Dynamics of Civil Wars”, directed by Gilles Dorronsoro. Its team of researchers has a unique access to people and places affected by civil wars, particularly in Central Asia, the Middle East and West Africa.

In order to inform policy debates related to the issues of social transformations, rebel governance and transnational dynamics in civil wars contexts, the Civil Wars Program both publicizes and enrich the research funded by this ERC program through the organization of public events and the publication of the Civil Wars Papers.


Upcoming Event

14 October 2017, 10am-8m
Conférence “Mali : 4 ans après l’intervention, une difficile sortie de crise”
In partnership with the ERC Civil Wars, Noria will be holding an international conference on Mali in Paris.
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Past Event

3 June 2016, 6.30 pm
Book launch and discussion with the authors : “Syrie, anatomie d’une guerre civile”, Adam Bazcko, Gilles Dorronsoro and Arthur Quesnay.
Librairie Monte en l’Air, 71 rue de Ménilmontant, 75020.


Adam Baczko

Research Fellow

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Arthur Quesnay

Research Fellow

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