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The interdisciplinary Ghent Centre for Global Studies and the Conflict Research Group of the Department of Conflict and Development Studies at Ghent University have the honor of inviting you to their joint public lecture series on Global Interventions, in which leading international scholars will offer critical perspectives on global security and justice.

All lectures take place at Ghent University. The lectures are in English.

Admission is free, but registration is required (via Event Manager, see below)
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Global Security, Cosmopolitan Security – Friday March 13, 12.30-14.00:

Second Generation Human Security: Reflections on Globalisation and Intervention by Mary Kaldor (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

Second-generation human security focuses on implementation, especially in difficult places. The lecture will briefly outline the evolution of human security and make the case for a form of intervention that is neither classic war-fighting (e.g. air strikes), nor top-down peace talks, but focuses on bottom-up approaches to dampening down violence and protecting people.

Mary Kaldor is Professor of Global Governance, Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics and CEO of the DFID funded Justice and Security Research Programme. She is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon: Human Security and the Changing Rules of war and Peace, New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era and Global Civil Society: An Answer to War. She was co-chair of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly, a member of the International Independent Commission on Kosovo and convenor of the Human Security Study Group, which reported to Javier Solana.

Location: Facultaire Raadzaal, Emile Braunschool, Volderstraat 3, 9000 Gent

Admission is free, but registration is required via Event Manager:

Humanitarian interventions – Friday April 3, 12.30-14.00: 

Conjunctions of humanitarian aid and politics of justice and security by Dorothea Hilhorst (Wageningen University and Ghent University)

Humanitarian aid is set apart from other types of aid because it is designed to be principled and untainted by the politics of conflict. The reality is different and aid always has intended or unintended political effects. The lecture will discuss some current trends and place these in historical perspective.

Dorothea Hilhorst is professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction at Wageningen University, and guest professor at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies of Ghent University. Her research concerns the ways in which people seek to have access to livelihoods and services in the midst of crises, how institutions form and reform in crises and how aid interventions affect conditions and societies experiencing humanitarian crises. Her publications focus on the everyday practices of humanitarian aid, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, reconstruction and peace building. She coordinates research programmes in Angola, DRC, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Sudan, Mozambique and Uganda. She has recently published the volume: Disaster, conflict and society. Everyday politics of crisis and crisis response (London: Routledge). She is general secretary of the International Humanitarian Studies Association.

Location: Facultaire Raadzaal Rechten, Emile Braunschool, Volderstraat 3, 9000 Gent

Admission is free, but registration is required via Event Manager:


Rethinking global interventions – Friday April 24, 12.30-14.00

Bringing in the local: new critiques of global interventions by David Chandler (University of Westminster, UK)

This talk reflects upon understandings of the limits of global intervention which have emerged to prominence over the last ten years, particularly critiques which focus on the epistemological claims of causal knowledge, and the interaction between the global (universal) and the local (particular). In this shift, the means and mechanisms of international intervention have been transformed, no longer focused on the universal application of Western causal knowledge through policy interventions but rather on the effects of specific and unique local and organic processes at work in societies themselves. Moving beyond the dichotomous understanding of the global versus the local, this focus recasts problems in increasingly organicised ways, suggesting that artificial or hubristic attempts at socio-political intervention should be excluded or minimised.

David Chandler is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding and Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses and author/editor or around twenty books, his most recent monograph is Resilience: The Governance of Complexity (Routledge, 2014).

Location: Facultaire Raadzaal Rechten, Emile Braunschool, Volderstraat 3, 9000 Gent

Admission is free, but registration is required via Event Manager:

Past Lecture Series

Research seminar: Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork

While conducting empirical research and executing ethnographic fieldwork, researchers are often faced with various challenges and questions. Being an active dialogue between subject and object, the research obliges the researcher to reflect on theoretical-methodological and personal-ethical issues. During a series of seminars, national and international guests will be sharing their story behind the findings to introduce a profound reflection on methods and ethics in performing fieldwork.

The research seminars take place in the Meeting room, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Universiteitstraat 8 (1st floor), Ghent.

For more information and registration, please contact Sigrid Vertommen


Programme (2014-2015)

Thursday 23th of October 2014: 12:00

The opportunities and pitfalls of cooperation and research funding with and by private and party foundations.

Bruno De Cordier (UGent)

With governmental research funding uncertain or insufficient to meet (self-)imposed academic targets, research financing by foundations connected to private philanthropists, political parties and transnational corporations may be a tempting supplement or alternative. In this session, a concise tour d’horizon will be provided of different types of private and party-connected foundations who issue grants for research in the social sciences, with a particular focus on the Anglo-Saxon sphere and Germany with their strong concentration and tradition of such foundations. It will then discuss the opportunities as well as the possible nature of cooperation in which the lines between research, policy advocacy and –support and intelligence are often not clear.

Bruno De Cordier is Professor at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies of Ghent University. His research interest lie in a broad array of topics such as identity, religion and social organization; the political economy of humanitarian and development aid; non-OECD aid donors; history and society of southern Eurasia. Bruno De Cordier has authored numerous books and articles on these topics.

Friday 14th of November 2014: 12:00

Istanbul Under Construction: Understanding Hegemonic Spatial Policies as a Researcher, Challenging Them as an ‘Activist’

Yaşar Adnan Adanalı

Informally developed, yet mostly consolidated neighborhoods lie at the center of Istanbul’s restless urban transformation process. In the making of the ‘Global City’, the actors of public-private-partnership model target these areas, mainly for the value of urban land on which the neighborhood was formed and developed over decades. Urban renewal equated as ‘total destruction and radical reconstruction’ creates its own discontent and the counter hegemonic, grassroots practices. An academic’s direct involved in an area of urban contestation dilutes the line between the researcher and the activist.

Yaşar Adnan Adanalı is Istanbul based urbanist, researcher and lecturer. His research and writings focus on relations of spatial production and democratization processes. Yasar has initiated and coordinates several urban blogs and websites, including his personal blogs Reclaim Istanbul ( and Happy City (

Tuesday 9th of December 2014: 12:00

Ecstasy and intoxication: some “grounded’ thoughts from the field.

Steven Van Wolputte (KU Leuven)

Current public and academic discourse pay ample attention to the “politics and poetics” of mobilisation in, say, Africa or the Middle East. Little do they concentrate on the ecstatic as a mode of political subjectivation and participation. In academic accounts, even less attention is paid to the role of intoxication in field research. Ecstasy refers to the “altered” state of mind related to the consumption of psychotropic substances (such as drugs, alcohol or medication), but also to the altered perception inspired by mass events, charismatic leaders or incited by dance, music, sports, or play. Researchers, too, get intoxicated: by substances, but also by “the other”, by their field; by desire or by terror. Some scholars, moreover, have argued that ecstasy is a prerequisite for ethnographic knowledge. For Johannes Fabian for instance the experience of being outside discourse, of being “out of one’s mind” or of not being in control has an epistemological dimension. It makes us see the world in a different way. From the vantage point of grounded theory, the seminar offers a first exploration of these two dimensions of intoxication, arguing that it is an essential part of scientific research and an important yet largely unexplored research domain.

Steven Van Wolputte is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Africa (IARA) of the KU Leuven. From 2007 to 2014, he was Program Director of the KU Leuven’s anthropology program. Steven’s research interests lie in political anthropology notably the history of colonialism and apartheid and the experience of state in the northern Namibian borderland. He also conducts research in the field of resource use and anthropology of the body. Steven has authored numerous articles in journals such as African Studies and Annual Review of Anthropology.


Past events


3 April 2015

Conjunctions of humanitarian aid and politics of justice and security (Public Lecture Series)

Dorothea Hilhorst (Wageningen University and CRG)

3 April 2015

Studying Agaciro: Moving Beyond Wilsonian Interventionist Knowledge Production (on Rwanda).

Olivia Rutazibwa (University of Portsmouth)

24 April 2015

Bringing in the local: new critiques of global interventions (Public Lecture Series)

David Chandler (University of Westminster)





12 February 2014

Congo Film Festival: "Kinshasa Kids"

Nabespreking met Karen Büscher (CRG), Justine François, regie-assistente en Katrien Pype, (IARA, KU Leuven)

5 March 2014

Militias and Fragmentation of Political Authority in Northern Afghanistan (CRG lecture series)

Romain Malejacq (Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM), Radboud University Nijmegen)

5 March 2014

Congo Film Festival: "Viva Riva!"

Nabespreking met producer Boris Van Gils, hoofdacteur Patcha Bay en Omar Ba (Afrikaans Platform)

7 March 2014

The new Federal Republic of Nepal: State Un/making at the Grassroots (CRG lecture series)

Andrea Nightingale (School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg)

26 March 2014

Congo Film Festival: "Empire of Dust"

Nabespreking met filmmaker Bram Van Paesschen, Steven Spittaels (IPIS) en Kris Berwouts

27 March 2014

Curse and Catalyst: On Cocaine Connections in Bissau (CRG lecture series)

Henrik Vigh (Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen)

2 April 2014

Congo Film Festival: "Voix d'exil"

Nabespreking met filmmaker François Van Lierde en Koen Vlassenroot (Ugent, CRG)

16 April 2014

Congo Film Festival: "Congolese animatie films"

Nabespreking met Guido Convents en Jean-Michel Kibushi

24 April 2014

South Sudan Beyond the Crisis: Prospects for the World's Newest State (CRG lecture series)

Aly Verjee (Rift Valley Institute)

7 May 2014

The everyday politics of humanitarian aid.

Thea Hilhorst (Wageningen University)

7 May 2014

Congo Film Festival: "Moïse Katumbi, foot, business and politique"

Nabespreking met filmmaker Thierry Michel, Koen Vlassenroot (Ugent, CRG) en Jeroen Cuvelier (Ugent)

18 December 2014

Films From The Frontlines: A Film Screening With Global Uprisings



8 February 2013

Conducting fieldwork in African conflict areas and the question of 'proximity': The Opportunities and Constraints of 'At the Moment' Research (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Dr. Ann A. Laudati, University of Bristol

20 February 2013

(Re)emerging development actors: paradigm shifts in global development norms and governance (CRG Public Lecture Series)

Emma Mawdsley, Department of Geography, Newham College, Cambridge University

11 March 2013

The 'former East' and the 'global South': the development aid policies of the Central and Eastern European EU countries (CRG Public Lecture Series)

Simon Lightfoot, Department of European Politics, University of Leeds

14 March 2013

Archives and the field: Use of and access to archives (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Gillian Mathys, Department of History, Ghent University

21 March 2013

Between the confessional field and the international aid system: official and private aid from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (CRG Public Lecture Series)

Jonathan Benthall, Department of Anthropology, University College of London

18 April 2013

Open Access for Dummies (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Gwen Franck, Central Library, Ghent University

25 April 2013

Emerging power, emerging donor? Strategies, hesitations and ambitions of Brazil's aid and cooperation policies (CRG Public Lecture Series)

Any Freitas, Institut d'Etudes de Sécurité de l'Union européenne, Paris

2 May 2013


Raf Custers, Groupe de Recherche pour une Stratégie Economique Alternative

3 May 2013

The Rise and Rise of the Local: From Humanitarian Intervention (via Statebuilding) to Resilience

David Chandler, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London

15 May 2013

Subject to Investigation; Reflections on studying the state at South Sudan's borders with Congo and Uganda (Methods & Ethics in Fieldwork)

Lotje De Vries, African Studies Centre, Leiden

23 May 2013

'Field opportunism?' Using missions for research (Methods & Ethics in Fieldwork)

Bruno De Cordier, Conflict Research Group, Ghent University

21 May 2013

1st Belgian Land Research Network (BLRN) Workshop : Land Access and Agrarian Change

17-18 October 2013

Technology and mobility in Africa

Workshop organised by the CRG, IARA (KULeuven) & STS (MIT)

7-8 November 2013

Governance and post-conflict reconstruction in Northern Uganda

International Conference, organised by Karen Büscher & Kristof Titeca

21-24 November 2013

Extraction on the Margins: The Dynamics of Artisanal Mining in Fragile States

At: African Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore

Steven Van Bockstael

22 November 2013

The Shaping and Un-Shaping of Public Authority in Eastern DR Congo

At: Oxford Central Africa Forum, Oxford

Koen Vlassenroot

29 November 2013

Complex forms of urbanism in a setting of violent conflict; the case of Eastern D.R. Congo

At: Institut de Sociologie, Brussels

Karen Büscher

5 December 2013

Quantitative research methods and interdisciplinarity. A case study Or: why quantitative methods are not (necessarily) reductionist and qualitative methods not (necessarily) anecdotal (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Anouk S. Rigterink (LSE)



6 September 2012

Methodological challenges in fast a-changin' times: 'The Egyptian Spring'

Maha Abdelrahman, Polis, University of Cambridge

19 March 2012

The intimacy of insurgency: the limitations of coercion, greed or grievance in Maoist India (CRG Lecture Series)

Alpa Shah (Goldsmiths, University of London)

22 March 2012

Special seminar on the LRA: Understanding the conflict beyond the Invisible Children campaign

Koen Vlassenroot (CRG) & Kristof Titeca (IOB, University of Antwerp)

16 April 2012

Faire de la recherche sur la mobilisation politique de minorities ethniques dans un pays autoritaire (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Olivier Ferrando (Science Po, Paris)

24 April 2012

What do professionals of violence do when they are not mobilized by war? Insights from Chad (CRG Lecture Series)

Marielle Debos (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre)

3 May 2012

Vers une sociologie de la gouvernance : la politique vue par le bas en RDC (Lecture Palais des Académies)

Koen Vlassenroot

8 May 2012

Beyond the Mindanao conflict: problems of violence and social order in Muslim Mindanao (Public Lecture Series)

Peter Kreuzer (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)

9 May 2012

‘Duizend heuvels’ een panelgesprek over Afrika, etnisch conflict, literatuur en wetenschappelijk onderzoek

Koen Peeters & Koen Vlassenroot

29 May 2012

Introducing Slow Science (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Omar Jabary Salamanca and Siggie Vertommen

26 September 2012

Methodological challenges in fast a-changin' times: 'The Egyptian Spring' (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Maha Abdelrahman (Polis, University of Cambridge)

6 December 2012

Understanding the new Kivu crisis (Lecture Series: The Goma crisis explained)

Thierry Vircoulon (International Crisis Group, Nairobi)

12 December 2012

Congo-debat door Aksanté vzw, Afrikaans Platform, VIC Kinderrechten en Conflict Research Group (Lecture Series: The Goma crisis explained)

Met ondermeer Koen Vlassenroot (CRG), Koen Vidal (De Morgen), Guy Poppe (journalist en auteur) en Maddy Tiembe

18 December 2012

What can we leave behind? Questions on the reciprocity of our fieldwork data (Methods and Ethics in fieldwork seminar)

Karen Büscher (CRG)


15 February 2011

Power, politics and justice in Rwanda: The Gacaca courts, post-genocide accountability and human rights

Phil Clark (SOAS)

21 February 2011

Construction étatique et capitalisme de contrebande en Transnistrie (State building and ‘smuggling capitalism’ in Transnistria) (CRG Lecture Series)

Florent Parmentier (Centre d’Études européennes, Sciences po Paris)

22 February 2011

Violence and its representations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Jornada de los Latinoamericanistas Belgas y Luxemburgueses (LABEL)

In association with the United Nations University

9 March 2011

Drugs, organised crime and statebuilding in the Golden Triangle and Afghanistan (CRG Lecture Series)

Tom Kramer (Transnational Institute, Amsterdam)

30 March 2011

Somali piracy in the Gulf of Aden: local causes, global implications (CRG Lecture Series)

Peter Lehr (Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of Saint Andrews)

13 october 2011

'Here we go again…': Framing and explaining the Horn of Africa 'crisis' (CRG Lecture Series)

Simon Levine (Humanitarian Policy Group, Overseas Development Institute)

25 October 2011

The crisis caravan: what’s wrong with humanitarian aid? An examination with regard to Somalia and the Horn of Africa (CRG Lecture Series)

Linda Polman (journalist on conflict and development issues for NRC Handelsblad, The Guardian, Volkskrant and The Times)

27 October 2011

Emerging aid donors: the BRIC and the Arab Gulf countries

Kerry Smith (Development Initiatives)

8 November 2011

Does climate change drive land use conflicts in the Sahel? Methodological and ethical challenges of a political ecology perspective (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Tor Benjaminsen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)

10 November 2011

Looking beyond relief: Food security and food sovereignity in the complex emergencies of the Horn of Africa

Gerrit-Jan van Uffelen (Universiteit Wageningen)

22 November 2011

Security, development and the geopolitics of humanitarian disaster in Eastern Africa (Public Lecture Series)

David Anderson (University of Oxford)

23 November 2011

Pre-election in Kenya: A national and regional perspective

David Anderson (University of Oxford)
Marina Rafti (EEAS)

In cooperation with Observatoire de l'Afrique

20 December 2011

Between fascination and science: research among rebels and positionality (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Martin Doevenspeck (Social and population Geography, University of Bayreuth)



12-14 February 2010

Bringing the margings back in: War making and state making in the borderlands

International workshop in collaboration with SOAS and the University of Zürich

9 March 2010

‘Condemned to repeat?’ The paradox of humanitarian action  (CRG Lecture Series)

Fionna Terry (Duke University, North Carolina)

22 March 2010

Geopolitical dimensions of military-humanitarian relations in the Balkans and Afghanistan (CRG Lecture Series)

Yann Braem (Deputy Head, Afghanistan-Pakistan Interagency Team, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, Paris)

27 April 2010

’From our own correspondents’: aid and the media. How user-generated content alters power dynamics in reporting humanitarian crises (CRG Lecture Series)

Glenda Cooper (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford)

10 May 2010

'Aiding war, aiding peace': the future of humanitarian interventions (CRG Lecture Series)

Théa Hilhorst (Disaster Studies, University of Wageningen)

27 May 2010

Making "India's Red Belt", a BBC Radio documentary on the Maoist revolution in India (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Alpa Shah (Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London)

8 December 2010

Booklaunch: The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and reality
Edited by Tim Allen & Koen Vlassenroot

in association with Egmont: The Royal Institute for International Relations and London School of Economics


1 April 2009

The city as a humanitarian space (CRG Lecture Series)

François Grünewald

21 April 2009

Slumdog warriors? Urban violence in Mumbai and Karachi (CRG Lecture Series)

Ward Berenschot & Laurent Gayer

30 April 2009

From guerrilla to favella: the changing face of violence in Latin America (CRG Lecture Series)

Dennis Rodgers & Kees Koonings

19 May 2009

The (in)visible city: conflict and survival in Kinshasa and Bukavu (CRG Lecture Series)

Femke van Zeijl & Filip De Boeck

7 October 2009

"Sensory Exiles in the Field: Reflections on Research with Karenni Refugees in Camps in Thailand" (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Sandra Dudley

18 November 2009

"Remote control research in DRC: Notes on Methods" (Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork)

Théodore Trefon

11 December 2009

Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork

Patricia Spyer & Ben White

15 December 2009

Workshop: The impact of the 'war on terror' on contemporary armed intrastate conflicts


16 January 2008

Bloesems aan een Chinese pruimelaar: Debat China: Breuk en continuïteit (ism De Bijloke)

Catherine Vuylsteke & John Vandaele

13 February 2008

Post-conflict reintegration in Aceh (CRG Lecture Series)

Leena Avonius

27 February 2008

No war no peace in Burundi (CRG Lecture Series)

Marta Martinelli

13 March 2008

Drugs and peace-building in Afghanistan (CRG Lecture Series)

Jonathan Goodhand

20 March 2008

Liefde en verrraad op de Balkan: Debat Kosovo: Het gekozen trauma (ism De Bijloke)

Yannick Du Pont & Salvatore Di Rosa

8 April 2008

Joodse stemmen bij islamitische buren: Lecture Jews under Islam: The musical dimension (ism De Bijloke)

Edwin Seroussi

9 April 2008

Joodse stemmen bij islamitische buren: Debat Joden onder de Islam (ism De Bijloke)

Aaron Malinsky & Lucas Catherine

9 April 2008

The limits of power sharing in African conflicts (CRG Lecture Series)

Andreas Mehler

23 April 2008

State collapse and reconstruction: Which scope for fresh starts? (CRG Lecture Series)

Martin Doornbos

7 May 2008

How to pay for the peace (CRG Lecture Series)

Christopher Cramer

8 May 2008

Van Spanje tot Afghanistan (ism De Bijloke)

Jo Van Steenbergen

10 May 2008

Conference: Stereotypes and the South Asian Culture
Conference in association with the department Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap, Ghent University

17 December 2008

Conference: Governance without government in Africa's protracted crises
in association with Egmont: Royal Institute for International Relations

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2-3 March 2007

The Lord's Resistance Arm: War, Peace and Reconciliation
Seminar in association with Development Studies Institute (London School of Economics) and the Royal Africa Society.

venue: London School of Economics, London

8 March 2007

The ICC, Justice Systems and Reconciliation
Seminar in association with the Organisation of the Royal African Society, in partnership with the Crisis States Research Centre (LSE), the International Center for Transitional Justice, the Conflict Research Group (Ghent), and the Transitional Justice Institute (Ulster).

venue: Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London

16 March 2007

La transition de l'économie de guerre à l'économie de paix en République démocratique du Congo.

Christophe Lutundula (Congolese parlementarian)

4 May 2007

Responsibility to Protect

Nick Grono (International Crisis Group, Brussels)

24 October 2007

Perzisch-Indiase Dialoog: Debat De actuele situatie in Iran (ism De Bijloke)

Dick Leurdijk & Turaj Atabaki

24 November 2007

Soefinacht in Punjab: Debat 60 Jaar Indian en Pakistan (ism De Bijloke)

Gie Goris & Oskar Verkaaik

12 December 2007

Naar een Perzisch-Turkse trance: Debat Mystiek en verzet: Soefisme in de islamitische wereld (ism De Bijloke)

Khasan Bakaev & Gino Schallenbergh

18 December 2007

War and social change in West Africa (CRG Lecture Series)

Paul Richards

20 December 2007

International criminal justice in African war zones (CRG Lecture Series)

Tim Allen


9 March 2006

Nuits de La Voix

Conflict Research Group in de Bijloke

16 March 2006

Criminality and punishment in settler southern Rhodesia

Jocelyne Alexandre (University of Oxford)

18 April 2006

The OSCE's High Commissioner on National Minorities: quiet diplomacy and action

Gabriela Büttner

8 May 2006

Elite capture

Jean-Philippe Platteau (University of Namur)

17 May 2006

Somalie: 15 jaar zonder regering

Rik Delhaas (VPRO)

May, 22, 2006

Participatory Rural Development in India

Prof. Dr. D. Manti (Director of the Institute of Rural Studies and Administration - Guntur, India)


7 March 2005

How to shake the devils hand, Humanitaire hulp in complexe noodsituaties Ituri

Marti Waals, Memisa België

22 March 2005

Securing humans in a dangerous world: exploring the links between development and internal war

Mark Duffield (University of Lancaster)

22 April 2005

The forest, the state, and communal conflict in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Gerry Van Klinken (KITLV, Universiteit Leiden)

25 April 2005

Youth and conflict in north Kivu (DR Congo)

Luca Jourdan, University of Torino (Italy)

15 November 2005

Masters of Persian Music : Exploring the links between politics and culture in Iran

Touraj Atabaki (University of Amsterdam)

23-25 November 2005

International Seminar: 'La santé sexuelle et réproductive des enfants et adolescents en RDC: un défi important', Bukavu

organisors: International Centre for Reproductive Health (UGent), Sensoa, Red Cross Flanders, Centre Olame, Codilusi and CRG

7 December 2005

In the name of Adat: Regional Perspectives on Indonesia ’s Democratic Consolidation

Jamie S. Davidson (Van Vollenhoven Institute, University of Leiden )


26-28 May 2004

CRG Conference: Grassroot perspectives on the DRC conflict