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DPCR Alumni Talks 2018
DPCR Alumni Annual General Meeting 2018
Ending Atrocities: Keynote Address and Roundtable
The Ending Atrocities workshop (15-16 June 2018) gathers some 30 international scholars with a diverse set of approaches to the question of how to put an end to atrocities against civilians. In the public event of the workshop, we welcome you to join the conversation on the impact and challenges of different intervention types and draw insights from the case of Syria.
On 6 September, Mai Hassan, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan, will hold a lecture on ‘The Political Geography of the Local Security Apparatus’. The Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Most welcome!
From Asymmetry to Disproportionality: The Formation of the IDF’s ‘New War’ Doctrine
In this guest lecture, Dr Gil Merom from the University of Sydney will detail the Israeli Defence Force’s doctrinaire adaptation to military challenges of the new millennium. Reference will be made to Israel’s four most recent campaigns in Lebanon and Gaza (2006-2014).
Will Climate Change Lead to More Wars?
You are kindly invited to attend a Uppsala Forum Guest Lecture with visiting fellow Halvard Buhaug, Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Professor of Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Lecture title is “Will Climate Change Lead to More Wars?”
The Timing of Violence over the Election Cycle
In this lecture, Dr Richard Frank from the Australian National University will describe how four election-cycle characteristics (campaign length, multiple election rounds, bans, and boycotts) can precipitate violence, while also analyzing newly gathered electoral cycle data on these four election characteristics.
Sustainable urbanisation? The wellbeing and security of migrants in growing cities
This lecture, given by Neil Adger, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, seeks to integrate migration theory with emerging insights on multi-dimensional wellbeing and security, drawing on new evidence from observational and exploratory action research in Chattogram, the second largest city in Bangladesh.
On 4 October, Govinda Clayton, Senior Researcher at ETH Zurich, will hold a lecture on ‘Ethnicity, pro-government militias and the duration of civil war’. The Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Most welcome!
Welcome to brownbag seminars hosted by the Views program at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. The seminars are held at 12.00-13.00 at the Department. The presentations are classical 'brownbags' with a 10-20 minute presentation and subsequent discussion. The seminars are open for everyone to attend.
The Crisis of Cultures and the Vitality of Values: A Response to Emmanuel Macron’s Declaration of Society’s Need for Religion
In this lecture Professor Atran explores French President Macron’s claim that society needs religion in light of rising populism and illiberalism. Can a spiritual revival of our civilizational values and rituals and their potential for eliciting commitment to defense of the common good address problems of violent extremism and radical illiberalism? What does history and research suggest?
Welcome to brownbag seminars hosted by the Views program at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. The seminars will be held at 12.00-13.00 at the Department. The presentations are classical 'brownbags' with a 10-20 minute presentation and subsequent discussion. The seminars are open for everyone to attend.