Lecture ‚ÄĚReligion and War"
Ron Hassner (UC Berkeley)
Date: November 17, 2017 (Fri) 17:30-19:00 (17:00 Open)

Venue: 21 KOMCEE Lecture Hall, Komaba I Campus, University of Tokyo
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Speaker: Ron Hassner (Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley)
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Abstract: How does religion shape modern war? News headlines focus on how religious ideas, especially radical Islam, cause conflict. I will propose that religion matters in a variety of fascinating shapes, affecting how all soldiers think and behave on the battlefield, before, during and after war. Religion can even influence when wars take place and what targets are selected for attack. This is true not only for terrorists and insurgents but also for modern, professional armies, like U.S. and Japanese forces.

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