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At war

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With the presentation of the exhibition At War, the CIDOB Foundation, the CCCB and the Universal Forum of Cultures - Barcelona 2004 are organising a symposium with the aim of offering a space for reflection on the common features of contemporary wars and to discuss their dimension as a cultural phenomenon of our times.

 

THURSDAY, 3 JUNE: OPENING SESSION

Michael Walzer, Professor at the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, author of Just and Unjust Wars (Basic Books, 1997)

Moderators : Narcís Serra, director of the CIDOB Foundation, Josep Ramoneda, director of the CCCB.

MONDAY, 7 JUNE: «THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ENEMY»

Pierre Hassner
, professor of Political Science at the Institut d'Études Politiques, Paris, and research director of the Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales. Author of La violence et la paix (Seuil, 2000) and La terreur et l'empire (Seuil, 2003).

Benjamin R. Barber
, Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. Author of Jihad vs. McWorld (Time Books, 1995) and Fear's Empire: War Terrorism and Democracy (Norton, 2003).

Moderator: Pere Vilanova, professor of Political Science at the Universitat de Barcelona.

THURSDAY, 10 JUNE: «THE EXPERIENCE OF SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS»

Klaus Reinhardt
, German Army general, former commander of the NATO forces in Kosovo (1999-2000).

Joanna Bourke, professor at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College, University of London. Author of An Intimate History of Killing. Face-to-face Killing in Twentieth-Century Warfare (Granta Press, 1999).

Moderator: Antonio Monegal, professor of Theory of Literature at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and curator of the exhibition «At War»

MONDAY, 14 JUNE: «THE FUTURE OF WAR»

Jeremy Black, professor of History at the University of Exeter. Author de War. Past, Present and Future (St. Martin's Press, 2000) and War in the Modern World since 1815 (Routledge, 2003).

Chris Gray
, associate professor of Cultural Studies of Science and Technology at the University of Great Falls (Montana, United States). Author of Terror and Peace: Information, Globalization, and Power (Routledge, 2003) and Postmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict (Routledge, 1997).

Moderator: José María Ridao, diplomat and writer, curator of the exhibition «At war».

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