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Latest News: 28 Octobre 2017

David Winter presents talk on the roots of war

David Winter, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, presented a talk on the roots of war at Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) in October. The talk, which is based on his forthcoming book titled “Roots of war: Wanting power, seeing threat, justifying force” (Oxford University Press), presented Dr. Winter’s work on the role of power motivation in kindling aggressive inter-group behavior, the role of distorted perceptions of others’ intentions in the escalation of conflicts, and the contribution of “just war” arguments to the initiation of violent conflicts. In his talk, Dr. Winter also outlines some strategies, based on his work, that can help to de-escalate conflicts. The full talk can be accessed via FAU’s broadcasting service

David Winter
David Winter

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