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Conflict Resolution in Ancient and Modern Contexts I: Literary and Historical Models - 08-09-10/04/2



FECHA/DATE/DATA: 08-09-10/04/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Universidad de Los Andes - Escuela Militar de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)


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Monday 8thApril

9.00 Registration

9.15 Opening: Conflict Resolution through the Classics

Martin Dinter, King’s College London

9.30 – 10.10The Colombian Peace Process: Achievements and Challenges

Beatriz Angelika Rettberg, Universidad de los Andes

10.10 – 10.50 Vegetius and the Epitome of Roman Military Science

David Whetham, King’s College London

10.50 – 11.20 Coffee

11.20– 12.00 Approaching Amnesty through the Ancient World

Kathryn Tempest, University of Roehampton

12.00 – 12.40 Conflicts Concerning the Use of Water in Roman Legal Writings and in Early 19th-Century Texts from Mexico

Christer Bruun, University of Toronto

12.40 – 14.10 Lunch

14.10 – 14.50 Beyond Senecan Conflict: Resolution and Reception in Octavia and Beyond

Emma Buckley, University of St. Andrews

14.50 – 15.30 Solving Conflicts the Phaeacian Way: Peace Learning Experiences in the Odyssey

Rodrigo Verano, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

15.30 – 16.10 Women Resolving Conflicts through Peaceful Means in Antiquity: Fact and Fiction in the Works of Stesichorus, Aristophanes, and Plutarch

Ronald Forero Álvarez, Universidad de La Sabana

16.10 – 16.40 Coffee

16.40 – 17.20 Paulina Chiziane's Winds of the Apocalypse and the Duplicity of the Medea Figure: Women’s Role in The Post-Independence Mozambican War

Ana Filipa Patinha Prata, Universidad de los Andes

17.20 – 18.00 The Fallacy of Latin Used as a Legitimation of Authoritarianism in Brazil: Conflicts and Challenges

Carlos Renato Rosário de Jesus, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas

Tuesday 9th April

9.00 – 9.40 Solving Conflicts by Practicing Ancient Rhetorical Exercises in Today’s Classroom

Marcos Martinho, Universidade de São Paulo

9.40 – 10.20 Roman Exempla: Creating Space for Dialogue

Rebecca Langlands, University of Exeter

10.20 – 10.50 Coffee

10.50– 11.30 Caesar on International Crisis and Resolution

Luca Grillo, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

12.10 – 12.50 Plea and Mercy: Forgiveness as a Revelation of ἦθος

Andrea Lozano Vásquez, Universidad de los Andes

12.50 – 14.20 Lunch

14.20 – 15.00 Peace Through Sport: Modern Lessons from Ancient Sources

Jacques A. Bromberg, University of Pittsburgh

15.00 – 15.40 “Not for the likes of us”: Ancient Greek Literature as a Means to Empowerment

Charlene Miotti, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

15.40 – 16.10 Coffee

16.10 – 16.50 Aesopic Fables and the Acquisition of Conflict Resolution Skills and Social Competence in Classics Outreach Programs

Paula da Cunha Correa, Universidade de São Paulo

16.50 – 17.30 Cátedra para la Felicidad

Valentina López Castrillón (to be chaired by a member of staff from Los Andes in Spanish)

Wednesday 10th April

9.00 – 9.40 Un centro educativo en zona del conflicto en Colombia

Luz Mary Otalora, ESDEGUE

9.40 – 10.20 Briefing on the Current War on Drugs in Colombia

Brigadier General del Ejército Raúl Hernando Flórez Cuervo, Comandante de la Brigada Especial Contra el Narcotráfico (BRCNA)

10.20 – 11.00 Can Military Force Ever be a Successful Conflict Resolution Tool?: The Case of the Shining Path in Peru, 1980-1993

Marina Miron, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee

11.30 – 12.10 From moderatio to clementia: Cardinal Virtues of the Roman Statesman after the Civil Wars

Gilson Charles dos Santos, Universidade de Brasilia

12.10 – 12.50 The Iconography of Peace from Augustus to Stalin

Astrid Khoo, King’s College London

12.50– 13.30 The Abuse of Women and Mechanisms of Reparation: Roman Comedy vs the Columbian Conflict

Gemma Bernado Ferrer, Universidad de los Andes

13.30 – 14.00 Closing Discussion

Martin Dinter, King’s College London, and David Whetham, King’s College London

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