Conflict, Armed Groups, and Peace
The aim of this working group is to foster rigorous, interdisciplinary discussion on the theories and praxis of armed conflicts, post-conflict societies, and the roles of their various social actors. CAP is founded on the premise that the complex nature of conflict and its impact on societies necessitate a broad, interdisciplinary conversation between scholars across the social sciences and humanities. To this end, CAP provides a working space for faculty and graduate students to share work in progress on subjects such as: cultures and societies of peace and violence; war; military and paramilitary organizations; human rights and humanitarianism; military-civilian relations; security; theories of violence; technological warfare (e.g. drones, cyber-warfare); and other related topics. When appropriate, CAP invites guest speakers and expert practitioners to share their unique insights, perspectives, and experiences. By engaging voices from a variety of disciplines and sectors, CAP strives to cultivate a community of individuals who share an interest in advancing research on conflict, armed groups, and peace that is informed by the breadth and expertise of scholars in a wide range of fields.