The first lecture (19th of March 2012) focusses on a problem area in India:
Lecture by Alpa Shah, Goldsmiths, University of London Topic: The intimacy of insurgency: the limitations of coercion, greed or grievance in Maoist India
Mainstream popular representations of violent conflict increasingly tend to equate long-standing civil war with chaos and crime. Yet are they so by definition?
By inviting outstanding international specialists with long-term field experience, the Conflict Research Group wants to offer an alternative reading of protracted conflict that starts from grounded observation and analysis. This will enable to counter the often speculative and sensational images of conflict by offering sophisticated analyses accounting for the diverse trajectories of conflict zones in the global South.
The intimacy of insurgency: the limitations of coercion, greed or grievance in Maoist India
Presenter: Alpha Shah Goldsmiths University of London
What do professionals of violence do when they are not mobilized by war? Insights from Chad.
Lecture by Marielle Debos, Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre
Beyond the Mindanao conflict: problems of violence and social order in Muslim Mindanao.
Lecture by Petr Kreuzer, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt