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Sociological Perspectives on War and Peace

A free online event for BSA Members

9 June 2022 (1-4pm BST)

About the Event

Prompted by the war in Ukraine, this symposium will bring sociological perspectives to bear on war and peace processes.  

The event will be chaired by John Brewer, Professor of Post Conflict Studies, Queen’s University Belfast who will open the session with a short introductory talk about his work on peace processes. 

The symposium will see a distinguished collection of panellists share their expertise including:

  • Jeffrey Alexander (Yale University) – Sociology of Violence and Regressive Civil Society
  • Raluca Bejan (Dalhousie University) - Ukraine and how citizenship and race play out in refugees’ movements in Europe
  • Sinisa Malesevic (University College Dublin) – Sociology of War
  • Neil McLaughlin (McMasters University) – On Erich Fromm and War in Historical Perspective
  • Larry Ray (University of Kent) – Sociology of Violence
  • Louise Ryan (London Metropolitan University) – The Afghan Evacuation of 2021
  • Sylvia Walby (City University London) – Sociology of Violence Against Women
  • Iain Wilkinson (University of Kent) – Sociology of Suffering

The panellists will each speak for approximately 10 minutes, followed by an hour for Q&A.  The symposium will include two screen breaks.

This event will be recorded and made more widely available to the public afterwards.


This event is for BSA members only and is free of charge, however, registration is required.  A zoom link will be circulated before the event.