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Reclaiming Civic Space: Resistance, Resilience and Resources

The 26th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, published by Conectas Human Rights in collaboration with The Fund for Global Human Rights, seeks to address the imbalance in material currently available on the global crackdown on civil society, the majority of which focuses on the diagnostics, rather than the responses by activists.

Starts: Apr 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The Affective Geopolitics of the New Cold War - Prof Gerard Toal

Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated to such a degree that it is commonplace to speak of a 'new Cold War.' What factors have produced this dangerous set of affairs? This talk reviews conventional Western explanations, and standard critiques of these explanations. In some explanations, analysts point to the centrality of emotion in accounting for the current standoff. In reviewing recent history, this talk argues against thin emotion-based explanations in favor of thicker forms of explanation that recognize but do not overly privilege emotion.

Starts: Apr 24, 2018 6:15:00 PM

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