Forthcoming Event

ESRC: Urban conflict is nothing new in cities like Belfast, Jerusalem and major cities in the Middle East.  An international conference will take place at Queen’s University in Belfast (19-21 May 2011) exploring how cities have been shaped by ethnic, religious and national conflicts.
The conference is part of a 5-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) entitled 'Conflict in Cities and the Contested State: Everyday Life and the Possibilities for Transformation of Conflict in Belfast, Jerusalem and Other Divided Cities' (CinC).
This conference will address questions on how cities and everyday urban life are used & abused in the containment of wider national conflicts.  Sessions and forums will explore the potential cities have for achieving self-control and the positive channelling or resolution of conflict.  It will equally provide opportunities for engagement with policy-makers.
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