Ongoing Conflicts Around Territory, Autonomy and Independence

5:00pm - 7:30pm / Wednesday 26th February 2020 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 8 Rendall Building
Type: Conference / Category: Department / Series: Europe and the World Centre
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What are the dynamics of ongoing conflicts where a satisfactory political framework hasn’t been reached?

In many ethno-political conflicts around the world the armed conflict may have been brought to an end, but the relationship between secessionist entity seeking more autonomy or independence and the state remains uneasy. What are the dynamics of these ongoing conflicts where a satisfactory political framework hasn’t been reached and the threat of hostilities breaking out continues?


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‘Long, wretched roads: Reading the history and present of Sri Lanka's civil conflict with Fanonian eyes’ Dr. Anupama Ranawana, Brookes University, Oxford, UK
‘Why Kurds have ‘No Friends but the Mountains'?: The International Dynamics of the Kurdish Freedom Movements’ Dr. Kamran Matin, University of Sussex, UK
Chair: Professor Erika Harris, University of Liverpool

Refreshments will be served from 4:30pm.