Global Challenges: Just peace

  • Date: 11 October 17:00 - 18:30
  • Location: Leiden Universiteit Wijnhaven Building, room 3.46

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In Fall 2023, peace and justice will be the focus of Studium Generale's Global Challenges lectures. In these lectures, experts from our university offer perspective and background on contemporary issues.

These lectures are organized by Studium Generale for the Just Peace program.

The Just Peace events organized by Studium Generale are all in English. We are organizing lectures on topics themed by Just Peace on the following dates:

October 11: International Relations

November 1: Climate change

December 6: Human rights

All lectures take place in one of the lecture halls of Leiden University in The Hague.

Oct. 11: International relations - conflict escalation and explaining the increase in violence.

Prof. Dr. Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Professor of International Studies and Global History at the Institute of History, Leiden University

How do conflicts escalate? Escalation and the existence of an escalation ladder, indicating that conflicts reach an increasingly higher level of intensity, are common terms but are little developed academically. Outside the original context of the Cold War, where these ideas originated, escalation can take many different forms. How does aggravation of conflict occur? How can we understand how small-scale disagreements get completely out of hand and end in large-scale bloodshed? This public lecture discusses and debates escalation as a key concept and as an enduring phenomenon in the many different conflicts in human history.

This lecture is based on Professor Duyvesteyn's book Rebels and Conflict Escalation: Explaining the Rise and Decline in Violence (Cambridge University Press 2020).

Everyone is welcome!
Admission is free, but please register in advance via the website!

Leiden Universiteit Wijnhaven Building, room 3.46

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag

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