Paramilitarism and Violence in Global Perspective

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December 20, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Military History, Political History / Studies, Political Science, Sociology

Paramilitarism and Violence in Global Perspective


NIOD: Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam

Wednesday, 20 December 2017


9:00  Welcome

9:30-10:45  Keynote and concepts

Ariel Ahram, “Genocidal Repertoires and the Role of Militias”

Response by discussants: Romain Malejacq, Uğur Ümit Üngör

10:45-11:00  Coffee break

11:00-12:45  Panel 1

Iva Vukušić, “The Emergence of Paramilitary Units in Croatia and Bosnia (1991-1992)”

Ayhan Işık, “The Establishment of Paramilitary Formations in Turkey, 1980s-1990s”

Weronika Grzebalska, “Children of Pax Europaea Training for War? (Para)Militarism in 21st-Century Poland”

13:00-14:00  Lunch

14:00-15:45  Panel 2

Amir Taha, “The Mahdi Army in Iraq: Emergence and Change between 2003 and 2008”

Peter Keppy, Bart Luttikhuis & Abdul Wahid, “Vigilantism and Non-State Violent Actors in Indonesia, 1943-1957”

Reinoud Leenders, “The National Defence Force, ‘Stateness’ and Regime Resilience in Syria”

15:45-16:00  Coffee break

16:00-17:00  Plenary discussion

Response by discussants: Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Wil Pansters, Corinna Jentzsch

17:00  End

Contact Info: 

Dr. Ugur Ümit Üngör, Department of History, Utrecht University; NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dr. Corinna Jentzsch, Institute of Political Science, Leiden University

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