In 2015, a few months after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher (Kosher), the FMSH launched its Platform on Violence and Exiting Violence to improve understanding of the different stages that characterize violence, from entry (radicalization, arming, training, acting out, etc.) to exit (transitional justice, demobilization, memory, trauma, prevention, etc.), as well as its various forms (mafia, organized crime, digital radicalization, etc.).
Understanding contemporary forms of racism, anti-Semitism and anti-racism
The seminar of the International Platform on Racism and Antisemitism intends to approach racism and anti-Semitism as a global, national and local phenomena, resulting from numerous metamorphoses and historical evolutions. The old forms of racism have not disappeared, but they are now in institutional and systemic mode, and in so-called "cultural" or "differentialist" form. Hatred and rejection of the other are now to be found on social networks (conspiracy theories, often anti-Semitic) and in algorithms.
The International Platform on Racism and Anti-Semitism (IPRA) aims to analyse the contemporary forms of racism and anti-Semitism in the world. Contrary to the predictions announcing their decline after the realisation of what the Shoah had been, and in the context of decolonisation, these phenomena have been renewed and have changed.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Platform on Violence and Exiting Violence seminar continues to invite internationally renowned researchers to deepen our understanding of the phenomena of violence and to make the exit from violence a specific and innovative field of research.
The 2020 programme is in line with this desire to open up and explore new, emerging fields of research, working at the crossroads of disciplines that are sometimes too little convened to grasp the processes of entry/non-entry/exit from violence.
Régis Meyran has a PhD in ethnology and social anthropology of the EHESS, and a HDR in ethnology (University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis). He’s associate researcher at the CANTHEL (University of Paris V), scientific editor and scientific journalist (Sciences Humaines, Pour la Science, Alternatives économiques). He worked as a french redactor at the UNESCO Courier, and is in charge of the collection “Conversations pour demain” (Textuel).