Our seminars consist of presentations of on-going work, as well as discussions about recent scholarly works/articles of interest to us. Seminar dates, times and locations change, so please follow closely. Everyone welcome!
Here we will also post activities and events that members are engaged in, both in Tromsø and beyond.

Tuesday 25 June 2013 – Room E1004, 13.00-15.00:

Indeed – some of us wanted to squeeze in one more seminar before the summer holidays!!! Please join us to discuss the article “Soldiers, strategy, and military grand narrative” found at these links: or in pdf:

Otherwise we intend to discuss future plans for the WARPeD group – presentations for fall 2013, funding opportunities, and other possible activities such as “film nights”.

Wednesday and Thursday 19-22 June 2013: Realizing Global Justice: Theory and Practice

Conference organized by the Department of Philosophy.

Friday 7 June 2013:

WAP discussion seminar: Holger Pötzsch presents a draft paper entitled “The Emergence of iWar: Changing Practices and Perceptions of Military Engagement in a Post-Broadcast Era”. Everyone welcome!!

Friday 10 May 2013
WAP discussion seminar: Postmodern conflict
Two articles up for discussion: Security Dialogue-2009-Chandler-243-62
Postmodern Conflict. Mark Duffield-1998-Civil Wars
Time: 13.00-15.00 Room: “Innsikten” (TEO-1.)
Friday 26 April, 2013
Leonard van Duijn “Aid and development dynamics in Nepal during the Maoists insurgency: a Clausewitz inspired perspective”
Time:12:15-14:00 Venue: Auditorium, Centre for Peace Studies, University of Tromsø

Friday, April 26 2013
Rica Hotel, Tromsø
Centre for Peace Studies Director Christine Smith-Simonsen presents at the “Fredskultur” conference with Heikki Holmås (Minister of Development), Tromsø Mayor Jens Johan Hjort and Jonatan Stanczak. Smith-Simonsen will talk about the image of the Norwegian peace tradition and the relevance of grassroot activities for the success of political elites.

April 19 2013
Time: 1015-1200
Location: E-1004

Holger Pötzsch will present a draft of his paper “Framing Player Engagement: The Rhetoric of First Person Computer Games”. Presentation will last approximately 10 minutes, followed by discussion. Please contact Holger for a draft copy of his paper (Contact information is available through the members page. Just follow the link on the name).

April 15, 2013:

Holger Pötzsch is presenting at the Centre for Media and Culture Research.
The Emergence of iWar: Changing Perceptions of Military Engagement in a Post-Broadcast Era, LSBU/CMCR,

April 11-12, 2013

Holger Pötzsch: “Character Engagement in the Contemporary War Film”, Media, War & Conflict 5th anniversary conference, University of London, Royal Holloway,

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference:
3 April 2013: “The future of warfare: You can kill ’em, just don’t talk to ’em”
6 April 2013: “Trusting” Positive Security: Understanding the role of trust in security for civil-military operations”

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv presented at the Norwegian Atlantic Committee (Oslo): Seminar on civil-military interaction at the Norwegian Atlantic Committee

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