Roots of Violence

Roots of Violence, an international and multidisciplinary seminar examining the nature of violence, took place in Engelsberg 2012.  War, ethnic conflict, revenge, terror and genocide – these acts of mankind have occurred throughout millennia but how much do we know about where violence itself comes from? Within the framework of this seminar we would like to take a closer look at topics such as: religion and violence, the biology of violence, state-monopoly of violence, why people fight and the roots of war and terror.