Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences

XVIth Annual Lecture in Honour of Hugo Valentin

  • Date: 08 March, 17:15–18:00
  • Location: Universitetshuset, sal IV
  • Lecturer: Stathis N. Kalyvas
  • Organiser: The Hugo Valentin Centre
  • Contact person: Lovisa Svantesson
  • Phone: 018-471 15 26
  • Föreläsning

THE SIXTEENTH HUGO VALENTIN LECTURE will be given by Professor Stathis N. Kalyvas from the University of Oxford. Kalyvas is a political scientist and internationally leading scholar in the field of ”civil war studies”.

The lecture will draw on Kalyvas’ earlier civil war research published in The Logic of Violence in Civil War, which explores how violence against civilians is often regarded as a ”natural” extension of the logic of war. The violence against civilians in the context of civil war has been an eternal source of confusion and fascination, as it often disproportionately affects non-combatants and its practice runs contrary to such basic ties of civil life as common citizenship, neighbourhood and community membership, friendships and even family relations. During the lecture, he will revisit his earlier attempt to make sense of this violence by taking into account recent research and contemporary conflicts.

XVIth Annual Lecture in Honour of Hugo Valentin