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17:30 - 19:00 26 February 2015

Sexual violence during war


AV Hill Lecture Theatre 131 | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Elisabeth Wood, Professor of Political Science, International and Area Studies at Yale University and a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute

Scholars increasingly document different forms of conflict-related sexual violence, their distinct causes, and their sharply varying deployment by armed organizations. Elisabeth Wood will first summarize recent research on this variation, emphasizing findings that contradict or complicate popular beliefs. After analyzing recent research on the internal dynamics of armed organizations, she will suggest that widespread rape often occurs as a practice rather than as a strategy. Finally, Elisabeth will advance some principles to guide policy in light of recent research.


Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)20 7679 4902 | d.kraniotis@ucl.ac.uk


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