Events of recent years remind us that violence still plays a powerful role in national and international affairs. From outright conflict in Ukraine, to the type of systemic exploitation we see in human sex trafficking, or the violent protests erupting on both sides of the racial tensions that are intensifying in the USA, violence takes myriad forms. In each case, the complexity of both the root causes and its wider impact requires careful examination. At this conference we hope to offer some insight into the origins, mediation, and forms of violence in modern society, and consider what can be done to ameliorate and manage it.
Hestia is an international conference for scholars addressing sociopolitical issues from interdisciplinary standpoints. We invite presenters to apply good ideas, whether new or old, to issues facing contemporary society. We are proud to hold our third international conference in the historic city of Bangkok (venue to be announced). For more details, please visit our website at <sociohex.com>.