Over the course of Hilary Term 2018, the Department of Politics and International Relations will continue last year’s successful Ideas and Political Violence (IPV) seminars, with seven planned talks held on Thursdays at 4pm, in Lecture Room 6 at New College. We have an exciting line-up of speakers and welcome interested attendees from across the university. The relationship between ideas and political violence is a key interdisciplinary interest of modern academia, and this seminar series will seek to capitalise on the expanding wave of new scholarship, bringing this into the DPIR’s research community and adding momentum to it by providing a forum for discussion between academic staff, graduate students, and visiting speakers on cutting-edge research work.
The Hilary Term seminars are listed below. Anyone interested in further information, should email one of the seminar convenors, Dr Elizabeth Frazer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Jonathan Leader Maynard (email@example.com).
1st Week (18th January)
Omar McDoom (LSE), Extremism, Genocide, and Ideological Contestation
2nd Week (25th January)
Julia Amos (Oxford) Structural Violence, Public Health and the Militarization of Assistance
3rd Week (1st February)
Zoe Marks (Edinburgh), “Self-Reliant Struggle” or Revolution?: On the Limits of Ideology in African Civil War
4th Week (8th February)
5th Week (15th February) N.B. LR4.
Jerome Drevon (Oxford), How do Salafi Jihadi Ideological Commitments Matter in Multiparty Civil Wars: Rationales, Costs, and Regulations
6th Week (22nd February)
The Lord John Alderdice (House of Lords/Oxford), Conflict, Complexity and Cooperation
7th Week (1st March)
Janina Dill (Oxford), The Resonance of Moral and Legal Principles in Civilians’ Attitudes towards Wartime Harm: Qualitative Evidence from Afghanistan
8th Week (8th March)
Christopher Finlay (Durham), Politics and the Promise of Violence