Search results for "conflict"

War and Peace

Tue 05 Apr 2011

Against the current context of violent conflicts in the world, speakers will ask and address questions about why conflicts turn into wars, how wars play out, and how they can be resolved or avoided. 


What is happening in the Middle East

Tue 01 Dec 2015

The Arab Spring took the world by surprise five years ago this December — at this MFU talk we will hear from scholars and activists working on the Middle East about their take on what is going on now, how people in the region make sense of the wars in their countries, and how we can make sense of them in the context of what is going on in ...

The past is present: history, culture and conflict

Thu 22 Sep 2016

Historians play a crucial role in shaping the way you understand conflicts as diverse as frontier violence in Victoria, genocide in Bosnia and Hercegovina, and the feminist struggle in East Timor. Far from being passive observers of conflict, historians play an active role in cultural struggles, and in recent decades have become embroiled in the ...

Diasporas in Action

Thu 02 Feb 2017

We belong to a world of people on the move - in 2015, 244 million people lived outside their country of origin, including 20 million refugees. These migrants often create vibrant diaspora communities that can become agents of social, political, cultural and economic change in both  the homelands they have left behind and in the societies th ...

Syrian refugees in Jordan

Thu 11 May 2017

After seven years of war, Syria’s closest neighbours continue to bear the brunt of the refugee crisis the conflict has spawned. Jordan, to the south, now hosts over 600,000 refugees that have fled Syria. Zaatari, one of the world’s largest refugee camps, houses 80,000 of them. The recent influx of Syrians adds to the already large number of disp ...

What’s going on in West Africa: Conflict, crime & consequence across the Sahel

Thu 08 Mar 2018

The region of West Africa faces by a multitude of security challenges. Governments from relatively small nations such as Liberia to behemoths like Nigeria are struggling to contain myriad threats an ...

Voices from the South

On culture and conflict resolution

Thu 14 Apr 2011