Datum: 
16 november 2020

Datum: 16 november 2020, 16.30-17.30

Iedereen is van harte uitgenodigd om deel te nemen aan de digitale boekpresentatie van Paramilitarism. Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State (Oxford, OUP, 2020), geschreven door Uğur Ümit Üngör.

NB: vanwege de corona-maatregelen zal dit evenement online plaatsvinden.

Programma

16.30     Peter Romijn (NIOD), moderator: welkom
16:35     Reacties op Paramilitarism. Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State, door professor Sinisa Malesevic, dr. Corinna Jentzsch, dr. Ariel Ahram
17:05     Korte reactie van Uğur Ümit Üngör         
17:15     Discussie
17:30     Einde

Let op: de voertaal van dit evenement is Engels.

Over het boek

Van de woestijnen van Soedan tot aan de oerwouden van Colombia, en van de straten van Belfast tot in de bergen van Koerdistan: paramilitairen spelen als daders van geweld een cruciale rol in zeer verschillende conflicten. Onlangs verscheen Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State, het nieuwe boek van Uğur Ümit Üngör. Paramilitarism is de eerste vergelijkende studie naar paramilitarisme en onderzoekt hoe en waarom staten paramilitairen inzetten, en hoe dit de relatie tussen staat en samenleving beïnvloedt. Zie voor meer informatie de website van de uitgever.
Deelnemers aan de bijeenkomst krijgen een kortingscode van 30% voor de aanschaf van dit boek.

Over de auteur

Uğur Ümit Üngör is Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Amsterdam and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies. His main areas of interest are genocide and mass violence, with a particular focus on the modern and contemporary Middle East. He is an editor of the Journal of Perpetrator Research, and coordinator of the Syrian Oral History Project. From 2014 to 2019, Üngör coordinated a Dutch Research Council-funded research project on paramilitarism, which led to this monograph: Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State (Oxford University Press, 2020). He is currently working on its follow-up monograph Assad’s Militias and Mass Violence in Syria (forthcoming, 2021).

Over de sprekers

Ariel I. Ahram is associate professor and chair of the government and international affairs program at Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs in Arlington.  He is the author of War and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (Polity, 2020), Break All the Borders: Separatism and the Reshaping of the Middle East (Oxford UP, 2019), and Proxy Warriors: The Rise and Fall of State Sponsored Militias (Stanford UP, 2011).  He is primary investigator on a Carnegie Corporation grant to explore conflict resolution in proxy wars and has consulted to numerous government agencies on terrorism and non-state actors.  

Corinna Jentzsch is an assistant professor at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. She studies collective action in civil wars, causes and consequences of militia formation, and the links between social movements and political violence, with a regional focus on Southern Africa. She is the author of “Violent Resistance. Militia Formation and Civil War in Mozambique” (Forthcoming with Cambridge University Press).

Siniša Malešević is a Full Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University College, Dublin, and Senior Fellow at CNAM, Paris. He is an elected member of Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europaea. His recent books include Grounded Nationalisms (Cambridge UP, 2019), The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence (Cambridge UP, 2017), Nation-States and Nationalisms (Polity 2013) and The Sociology of War and Violence (Cambridge UP 2010). He has authored 10 books, 8 edited volumes and over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His work has been translated into 13 languages.