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May 2013: Girard and International Security

The conference will take place 23-24 May in Preston, Lancashire, England.

Politics, Violence and the Sacred: Exploring René Girard’s thought in Security and International Studies will be hosted by the University of Central Lancashire.

The aim of the Conference is bring together a range of scholars in international relations, security, 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)
We invite potential participants from across these disciplines to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words by February 1st 2013.

View the PDF flyer (link below) for more information.