Open talks about power – what drives us?
The Uppsala city theater, in cooperation with the Department, will hold a series of popular science panel discussions on the theme of “Open talks about power – what drives us?”. Researchers from the fields of peace and conflict, gender and political science, as well as journalists, directors of current shows and the Uppsala city theater director, will participate in the discussions. The audience is invited to participate and ask questions. The panel discussions are free of charge, but tickets need to be collected at the theater.
The first panel discussion will be held 27 August, 18-20, at the theater’s “Lilla scenen”, and builds on Michail Bulgakov’s book The Heart of a Dog. The play, directed by Yana Ross, has premier at the Uppsala city theater on 17 September and poses the question of what are we prepared to do to satisfy our own needs.
For more information, see the event flyer (in Swedish).
Claude Ake Professor 2015 – Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
The next holder of the Claude Ake Visiting Chair, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, has arrived in Uppsala and will be with the Department until 15 December. Professor Gobodo-Madikizela is a clinical psychologist and Senior Research Professor at the University of the Free State in South Africa. She served on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as coordinator of victims’ public hearings in the Western Cape. She has a very impressive scholarly record in her field of study, where she has focused on issues relating to the process of forgiveness and its relation to past trauma in encounters between survivors/victims of gross human rights violations and perpetrators.
For more information see the Claude Ake Visiting Chair webpage.
More news from the Department
UCDP GED 1.9: 26 years of armed conflict and organised violence in Southeast Asia
The Department congratulates its successful masters students
Research for Peace
Peace and Security in Africa 2015-2016
New board of the DPCR Alumni Association elected
New Doctor in Peace and Conflict Research
For more news, please see News Archive.
The Department now on Instagram!
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Call for applications
Minor Field Studies Scholarships
The Department has received two Minor Field Studies (MFS) scholarships. Final date for applications is 17 September 2015. For application material and more information about MFS, see the MFS-section.
1 PhD student position at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research
The position is fully funded by the university and is intended to begin in January 2016. For more information about the position and how to apply, see the department's PhD Program. Last application date: 2015-09-09
"Organizational Fragmentation and the Trajectory of Militant Splinter Groups"
17 September, 13.15-15.00 (Sal 2, Gamla Torget 3)
On 17 September, Evan Perkoski, PhD Candidate, Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania, will hold a lecture on "Organizational Fragmentation and the Trajectory of Militant Splinter Groups". The Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Most welcome!
For more information see the Speaker Series webpage.
Angela Muvumba Sellström defended her dissertation: "Stronger than Justice - Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence" on 17 January, in Auditoriet, Muesum Gustavianum. The opponent was Professor Chandra Lekha Sriram, University of East London.
Ralph Sundberg will defend his dissertation: "Values and Attitudes across Peace Operations - Change and Stability in the Political Psychology of Swedish ISAF Soldiers" on 12 September, 13.15, in Sal IX, Universitetshuset. The opponent is Professor Christopher Cohrs, Jacobs University Bremen.