Violence, in all its forms, today constitutes a vast field of research in sociology, and in the social sciences. But the same is not true of preventing and exiting violence, which do not have their own well-structured space within the humanities. Much more empirical than theoretical, understanding of these issues is produced more by actors (NGOs, associations), experts, and practitioners than by social science scholars.
Latin America has been inundated with global flows (economic, financial, criminal, migration, cultural and religious) at the same time as being propelled beyond its borders, to North America and further, on a globalised stage. At the outset of the 21st century, what does the continent contribute to theory and research into social sciences and, vice versa, how are global intellectual and scientific questions addressed in its local, regional and transnational realities?
Marylène Lieber is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies at the University of Geneva. Sociologist, she is a specialist of both gender violence in public places and Chinese migration – with a particular focus on Chinese sex workers in Paris. Among other things she published Genre, violences et espaces publics, la vulnérabilité des femmes en question (Paris, Presse de Sciencepo, 2008); « Sex and emotion-based relations as a resource in migration: Northern Chinese women in Paris » (with F.
David Siroky is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University, School of Politics and Global Studies, where he is a key member of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity. In addition, he is an associate researcher at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, the Melikian Center for Russian, the Eurasian and East European Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for the Future of War.
The International Panel on Exiting Violence present its results at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon.
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