Causes of Conflict and International Security Implications

MISS Opening Seminar 2019-2020 - 16 Settembre 2019
16 settembre 2019
16 Settembre 2019

School of International Studies - Palazzo Paolo Prodi, via Tommaso Gar, 14 Trento - Room 109

The School of International Studies of the University of Trento and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa) jointly convene the Master's Degree in International Security Studies Opening Seminar 2019-2020.


Morning Session 09.30-12.30 (Chair: Barbara Henry)

Opening remarks: Andrea Fracasso, Marco Pertile
Key-note speaker: Kaisa Hinkkainen Elliot "Conflict analysis past and present: methodological innovation and future challenges"
Linking crop genetic erosion with food insecurity, social vulnerability and global inequities: an introduction to the law and politics of plant genetic resources - Elsa Tsioumani
The Geography of Uncertainty and the Challenges to the Westphalian Order - Alessandro Ricci
 Islamophobia and Populism in Europe: Online and Offline Conflicts - Alessandra Vitullo
Does cohesion matter? Fragmented and competitive armed oppositions and the outcomes of civil wars - Gian Marco Longoni

Afternoon Session 14.30-17.30 (Chair: Anna Casaglia)

Key-note speaker: Matteo Villa "Migration patterns along the Central Mediterranean Route: myths and facts"
Contemporary strategic concepts beyond western-led wars. Cases of Nigeria, Ukraine and Yemen - Edward Stoddard
Transitional justice, hegemonic politics and perpetuation of violent conflict. A case study of Afghanistan - Huma Saeed
Dilemmas of Rescue: Humanitarianism vs Anti-Humanitarianism in Migration Management at European borders and beyond  - Elisa Piras
Post-conflict education between liberal multiculturalism and nationalism. A case study of Kosovo - Ervjola Selenica
Closing remarks: Sara Lorenzini, Francesco Strazzari


  • Anna Casaglia, University of Trento (Scientific Coordinator)
  • Andrea Fracasso, University of Trento
  • Barbara Henry, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Kaisa Hinkkainen Elliot, University of York
  • Gian Marco Longoni, University of Trento
  • Sara Lorenzini, University of Trento
  • Marco Pertile, University of Trento
  • Elisa Piras, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Alessandro Ricci, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
  • Huma Saeed, University of Leuven
  • Ervjola Selenica, Spring Hill College Italy Centre and University of Sussex
  • Edward Stoddard, University of Portsmouth and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Francesco Strazzari, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Elsa Tsioumani, University of Strathclyde and University of Trento
  • Matteo Villa, ISPI
  • Alessandra Vitullo, Center for Religious Studies, Bruno Kessler Foundation






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