Welcome to the blog for the International Conference “Politics, Violence and the Sacred: Exploring René Girard’s thought in Security and International Studies“, taking place at the University of Central Lancashire  – UCLan on 23-24 May 2013.

The aim of the Conference is bring together a range of scholars from international relations, security studies, social and political theory which may develop a multidisciplinary engagement with René Girard’s work and its relevance for contemporary International Studies.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Dr Michael Kirwan, Head of Theology, Heythrop College, University of London and author of Girard and Theology (New York & London: Continuum, 2009); Discovering Girard (London: Darton, 2004)
  • Dr Scott Thomas, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Bath, and author of The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

Please address any inquiries to:

Dr Antonio Cerella
Lecturer in International Relations
School of Education and Social Science
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2EH
Lancashire, UK
E-mail: ACerella@uclan.ac.uk
Office: +44 (0) 1772 892798.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

The Conference Organizer

Antonio Cerella

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