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CALL FOR PAPER 6th International Conference on Gender Studies “Gender, Conflict, War and Peace”.

Josselin Droff September 21, 2016 Tags: , , News No comments

Eastern Mediterranean University, Center for Women’s Studies, 6th International Conference on Gender Studies, Gender, Conflict, War and Peace

The 6th International Conference on Gender Studies will be held in Famagusta, North Cyprus on March 23-24 -25, 2017 by the Center for Women’s Studies of the Eastern Mediterranean University. The conference aims at bringing together scholars, researchers, performers and activists from various disciplines such as economics, sociology, psychology, politics, law, communications, education and art to present their works and exchange ideas under the general theme of “Gender, Conflict, War and Peace”. This conference will explore the relationship between gender, conflict, violence, war, peace and discuss the relationship of policy, practice and research from multi-dimensional perspectives.

Therefore, our conference aims to call attention to the way conflicts and wars escalate the cycle of gender based violence, reproduction and reinforcement of existing hierarchies during wars and explore gendered human equality in war and peacebuilding, gender rules and roles in war, gender perspective during conflicts and post-conflict contexts, gendered implications of displacement and peace, and last but not least, the role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts in peacemaking and peacebuilding.The conference will be held over three days at the Eastern Mediterranean University Conference and Culture Center and will explore the following themes:

  • Gender relations, conflict, violence, war and peacebuilding
  • Gender rules and roles in war and peacebuilding
  • Stereotyped gender identities in war and peacebuilding
  • Domestic violence in war and peacebuilding
  • Gender based violence and  prosecution
  • Wartime rape and the reproduction and reinforcement of existing hierarchies
  • Truth commissions
  • UNSC Resolution 1325 and peacebuilding
  • Women’s narratives in war and peacebuilding
  • Empowerment of women for peacebuilding
  • National and international laws and peacebuilding
  • Gender discrimination, migration and refugees
  • Migrant smuggling and human trafficking
  • Geography of war and peace
  • Education and peacebuilding
  • Contemporary issues in feminism
  • New perspective in gender studies

Due to the international nature of the conference only abstracts written in English will be accepted for review. However presenters can choose to present their papers in English or Turkish.

Submissions are subject to blind peer review at every stage.  Papers without gender perspective will be rejected.
Abstracts and papers will be accessible to all participants on the conference website once the complete program is set.

Please send your abstracts (not more than 300 words) through e-mail; gwp17@emu.edu.tr


Call to participants – CESPIC Summer School “War, reconstruction and establishment of peace from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace”

Josselin Droff June 7, 2016 Tags: , , , News No comments
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Scheduled on September, 19-23, 2016, the Summer School “War, reconstruction and establishment of peace from the roots of war to the establishment of a lasting Peace” aims to provide a group of international graduate students with scientific pillars about roots of war, peace and issues in peacebuilding.

In line with Peace Science tradition, the interdisciplinary program involves disciplines such as economics, political science, international relations and history. The Summer school is designed for graduate students with a strong interest in the scientific study of Peace that are either willing to proceed to advanced graduate studies or to become future practitioners in the field of international relations and peacebuilding.

In order to favor a fruitful and open dialogue with the faculty, there will be a limited number of participants. Since a first-come first-served criterion will be also considered for selection please apply early, as space in the program is limited.

Attending faculty

Tobias Böhmelt, University of Essex (International Mediation and Third-Party Intervention)

Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick (Peacekeeping)

Raul Caruso, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Introduction to Peace Economics)

Han Dorussen, University of Essex (Institution and Peace Building)

Scott Gates, PRIO (Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Religious Conflicts)

Arzu Kibris, Sabanci University (Political Violence in Post-Cold War Era)

Christos Kollias, Thessaly University (Military Expenditures and Economic Development)

Mansoob Murshed, ISS and Birmingham University (Issues in Post-Conflict Reconstruction)

Roberto Ricciuti, University of Verona (State Capacity and Conflict)

Classes will be held on 19-23 September at the Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel in Tirana, Albania. The Summer School is organized within the activities of CESPIC (Centro Europeo di Scienza della Pace, Integrazione e Cooperazione).

Accommodation: accommodation solutions can be provided within the campus which is located in downtown Tirana.

Fee: 500 euros. A small number of grants can be provided.

For further information: www.unizkm.al/index.php/it/hom/primo-piano/news-eventi/680-cespic-summer-school

To apply, please contact: pr@unizkm.al and send a detailed curriculum vitae and other relevant information about you. References are not required but they are welcome. Submit your application by September 1st.

JUST RELEASED (in French): “L’armée française en Afghanistan” by Christophe Lafaye (CNRS éditions, Ministère de la Défense)

Josselin Droff May 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , News No comments
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Il s’agit d’un essai sur le déploiement du Génie français en Afghanistan entre 2001 et 2012, qui marque un tournant dans l’histoire de l’armée française car il signe le retour aux techniques de contre-guérilla.

Ce travail en histoire immédiate s’appuie notamment sur un recueil de témoignages réalisé auprès d’une centaine de militaires français du Génie de retour d’Afghanistan entre 2010 et 2013, du 2ème classe au chef d’état-major des armées. C’est la première étude critique de l’engagement de l’armée française et du Génie dans ce conflit. Il aborde sans concessions tous les aspects de cet engagement, y compris les plus difficiles (rupture politico-militaire de 2011, errances de la contre-insurrection, tirs fratricides etc.).

Il bénéficie d’une préface du général Jean-Louis Georgelin, ancien chef d’état-major des armées entre 2006 et 2010.

Christophe Lafaye tiendra plusieurs conférences à l’occasion de la parution de son ouvrage :

–          le vendredi 20 mai à 18h à la librairie Passerelle (Dole)

–          le jeudi 26 mai à 18h au Forum (Besançon)

–          le jeudi 16 juin au Service historique de la Défense (Vincennes) https://www.vincennes.fr/Agenda/Culture-sports-loisirs/Culture-sports-loisirs-2016/Conference-Le-Genie-en-Afghanistan

JUST RELEASED: “The Political Economy of Predation” by Mehrdad Vahabi

Josselin Droff October 17, 2015 Tags: , , News No comments
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Still in early stages of development, conflict theory presents a growing interest in understanding the economic costs and benefits of conflicts.

In his new book, Mehrdad Vahabi analyses one type of conflict in particular: manhunting, or predation, in which a dominant power hunts down its prey and the goal of the prey is to escape and thus survive. This contrasts with traditional warfare, in which two (or more) powers enter into a conflict and the goal is to fight to win domination.

The economics of escape casts light on costs and benefits of predatory activities, and explores the impact of violence as an impediment to developing countries with respect to assets structure. This book is unprecedented in its research and thought and develops a new theory of predation in economics that makes a significant contribution to the field.

Buy the book online

International Conference Research & Regulation 2015 (Paris), Atelier E « Political Economy of Appropriation and Conflict »

Josselin Droff June 2, 2015 Tags: , , News, Uncategorized No comments

The International Conference Research & Regulation  Paris, June 9-12 2015 is hosted by the LADYSS and INALCO.

Atelier E « Political Economy of Appropriation and Conflict »

Organisation : Mehrdad Vahabi (LED, université Paris-8).

2 E-1: 11/06 (11:00 > 12:30) EN/FR.

Présidence: Mehrdad Vahabi (LED, université Paris-8).
> Vahabi Mehrdad – The Political Economy of Predation, Manhunting and the Economics of Escape
> Champeyrache Clotilde – Destructive entrepreneurship: the costs of the mafia for the legal economy
> Lado Hervé – La prédation comme exploitation de rentes de domination
> Massoni Sébastien, Mildenberger Carl, Pietri Antoine – Comparing contest success functions: evidence from virtual worlds