To promote sustainable peace by addressing the “root causes” of violent conflict and supporting indigenous capacities for peace management and conflict resolution.

Thesis Proposal – Using Game Theory Strategies for Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding

In the 1987 movie “The Untouchables”, after a very vicious shootout, Jim Malone (Sean Connery) asks Elliot Ness (Kevin Costner) “What are you prepared to do? If you open up this can of worms you must be prepared to go all the way”. Humanitarian action and peacebuilding (HAP) can be seen nearly in the same light. In the midst of chaos and confusion of disaster relief, conflict, or post-conflict action, aid organizations or beneficiaries can be faced with the question “What are you prepared to do”? Aid organizations entering a situation should be prepared to go all the way.

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