Talk by Giovanni Mantilla

On Monday 8 March, Dr. Giovanni Mantilla (University of Cambridge) will give a talk on “Lawmaking under Pressure. International Humanitarian Law and Internal Armed Conflict”. The talk will be online via zoom. To register and obtain the login data for the videoconference, please contact

Workshop on 'Prototype Warfare: New Regimes of Computation, Experimentation and War'

On 25 and 26 March, 15.00-18.00, Marijn Hoijtink organizes an academic workshop on 'Prototype Warfare: New Regimes of Computation, Experimentation and War'. The workshop will be online. People who are interested can register via

Talk by Séverine Autesserre

On Thursday, 20 May, 16.00 to 17.30, Séverine Autesserre (Columbia University) will present her book “The Frontlines of Peace”.

Interdisciplinary Conference September 2021

The interdisciplinary conference that was initially planned for September 2020 had to be postponed to 23 and 24 September 2021.

The conference will be opened on 23 September at 10.00, followed by a keynote speech by Prof. Stephen Pinker (Harvard University) about Human Nature and the Decline of War.

In the afternoon of 23 September and the in the morning of 24 September, there will be seconds on

  • Norm Violations and Punishment in International Politics
  • Transgenerational Transfer of Trauma
  • The Social Ecology of Trust and Peace versus Distrust and Aggression
  • The Distributed Work of Warfare

A final panel will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the state and future of peace and conflict research. Confirmed speakers are

Prof. Jolle Demmers (Utrecht University)

Miriam Spruyk, PAX

Prof. Jaap de Wilde (University of Groningen)

Hans van der Jagt, Ministry of Defense

The final panel will be chaired by Wolfgang Wagner (VU).

Previous Events

On 12 December 2019. Prof. Scott Shapiro (Yale University) presented and discussed his book “The Internationalists” (co-authored with Oona Hathaway).

In the spring of 2018, PACS organized and video-recorded a series of lectures on key issues in peace and conflict research that can be viewed here: