Ideas and Political Violence Seminars
Over the course of Hilary Term and Trinity Term 2017, the Department of Politics and International Relations will convene a new seminar series on Ideas and Political Violence, with six planned seminars each term held on Thursdays at 4pm, in Lecture Room 6 at New College. We hope that participants and guest speakers may then continue the discussions over drinks at the Turf Tavern. The series will begin this term, in 2nd Week.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers for Hilary Term and would like to 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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr Jonathan Leader Maynard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
2nd Week (26th January)
Peter Neumann (King's College London), The Radicalization of European Jihadists

3rd Week (2nd February)
Roger Griffin (Oxford Brookes University), The Destructive Power of Manichean Ideologies
4th Week (9th February)
Roddy Brett (University of St. Andrews), The Dehumanisation-Rehumanisation Dynamic Shaping Political Violence and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Latin America
5th Week (16th February)
Colin Covington (Society of Analytical Psychology), Flirting with Fantasies: Will Populist Politics Turn Fantasies into Violent Realities?
6th Week (23rd February)
No seminar as dates clash with the International Studies Association Conference
7th Week (2nd March)
Kimberly Hutchins (Queen Mary University of London) and Elizabeth Frazer (University of Oxford), Violence and Nonviolence in Contentious Politics
8th Week (9th March)

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