The execution of systematic, organised violence by military, paramilitary, terrorist or even criminal organisations is a key phenomenon of today s armed conflicts. This overwhelming violence not only causes the death of hundreds of thousands of people, it also poses a threat to international peace and security.
Two fundamental questions must be explored: firstly, what are the aims and strategies of protagonists in conflict and how do they exercise violence to achieve them? Secondly, we must focus on the international community s handling of security challenges and its response to violence in conflicts. In particular, we will examine the contribution of peacekeepers in countering and ending armed struggles, while simultaneously highlighting the limitations of their engagement.
The focus of this seminar is two-fold. On the one hand, it is concerned with a typology of protagonists in conflict and their deployment of force as a key strategic element. On the other hand, it investigates the international community s use of regular military forces as a tool to counter violence.
Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies - RUSI, London|
Professor of Sociology, Unitelma Sapienza, Rome
|2000 Visiting Research Fellow, King' s College, London|
|since 2000 Senior Researcher, Institute for International Research - Archivio Disarmo, Rome|
|2009-2013 Lecturer, Sociology of Conflicts and Peace Processes, Sapienza University of Rome|
|since 2012 Lecturer, Master Program in Strategic Sciences, Centre of High Studies for Defence, Ministry of Defence, Italy|
|2015 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economy, University of Coimbra|
Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies - RUSI, London
| ||since 2015 Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies|
|since 2015 Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute|