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In this introductory first lecture of the "Making sense of mass violence" seminar series on social groups in conflict, the following questions will be addressed: how do social conflicts become violent? How does generalized violence escalate into mass violence?

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Date 12 March 2020
Time 18:00 -21:00
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Abram de Swaan is an essayist, sociologist and professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam. In 1996, he became a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most important recent book is The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder (Yale University Press, 2015). His full bio can be found at http://deswaan.com/ 
Location: Room 1.02
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113
Amsterdam 1098XG
Convenors: Dr. Erica Pasini & Dr. Maxim Kupovykh