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Professor Addresses Peace Science Society

Will H. Moore delivered the Presidential Address to the Peace Science Society’s annual meeting, October 11, 2014, at the University of Pennsylvania, where the society was founded in 1963. The society is one of the largest in the world focused on issues related to conflict and peace. More than 150 faculty and Ph.D. students from around the world presented research at the meeting, with topics ranging from insurgent violence, terror tactics, and refugee crises to nuclear proliferation.

Moore is the Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. His address, “Tilting at a Windmill? The Conceptual Problem in Contemporary Peace Science,” exhorted researchers to take more care not to blur the terms used by politicians and others when developing their theories of conflict and peace. The address concluded his one-year term as president of the society.