Applications Open for LBY Reading Group in Political Economy
Next semester’s book is “Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace” by Christopher Blattman, on the economics of large and small scale conflict. For students interested in questions like…
- Why do countries go to war with each other?
- Are we more violent than past societies?
- What’s the best way to stop violence before it’s started – and after it’s started?
- How does small-scale violence like gang fighting compare to large-scale violence like war?
…the LBY Reading Group is a great opportunity to explore these and related issues with both peers and experts.
The Reading Group is worth one credit hour of course credit, with in-depth and student-led discussions, so it’s a great way to round out a transcript and signal initiative and critical thinking to employers. Plus, the book is free! Apply by May 1.