Invited Lectures

  •  ‘Statehood and Civil Wars through Time: Coercion, Ideology and Micro-Solidarity’ Violence and Control in Civil Wars: Violent State Making conference, Hamburg Institute for Social Research.  University of Hamburg, Germany  (invited speaker) 7-9 December 2016;
  • ‘Globalisation and Nationalist Subjectivities’ workshop ‘Modern Subjectivities’ Copenhagen University, Denmark, 30 September, 2016 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Nationalism, Collective Trauma and Historical Sociology’ Trauma, Memory and Healing in the Balkans and Beyond’ conference , Sarajevo, BiH 12-14 July, 2016 (invited keynote speaker);
  • ‘The Nation-State, War and Emotions’ Workshop ‘The Emotional State’, Queens University Belfast, UK 26th and 27th May, 2016 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Nationalism: Thick or Thin Ideology?’ European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 24 May, 2016 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Is Ideology a Useful Analytical Concept?’ European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 23 May, 2016 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Global Nationalisms and The Pluricultural Projects’ Plurality, Belonging, and the Nation-State conference, Edinburgh, UK, 19 May, 2016 (invited keynote speaker);
  • ‘The Rise and Rise of Organised Violence? The Pinker Thesis and Historical Sociology, British Sociological Association Violence and Society Study Group Annual Symposium, Lancaster, UK, 18 May, 2016 (invited keynote speaker);
  • ‘Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Globalisation: Friends or Foes?’ Divided Societies Seminar: Is Multiculturalism Dead?. Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia (29 April, 2016) (invited keynote speaker);
  • ‘How Old is Human Cruelty?: Towards Pre-Historical Sociology of Violence’ School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway, Ireland, 5 February 2016 (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Bosnian Serb Military and the Legacies of the 1992-1995 War’ Conference ‘Bosnia in the Aftermath of the Dayton Agreement, 1995-2015’ Maynooth University, Ireland, 18 December 2015 (invited speaker);
  •  ‘Social Cohesion and Organised Violence: The Structural Origins of Micro-Solidarity? Swedish Defence University conference ‘Social Cohesion and War’, Stockholm Sweden,  3-4 December 2015 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Why Soldiers Fight? Vojska Republike Srpske and Irish Republican Army Compared’, Conference ‘Interpretation of Yugoslav conflicts and their Consequences’, University of Belgrade, Serbia (13-14 November 2015) (invited keynote speaker);
  • ‘Civilisation and Brutality: Towards Historical Sociology of Violence’, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 13 November, 2015 (invited speaker):
  • ‘Nationalism and the Formation of Modern Subjectivities’ Workshop ‘World Society and Modern Subjectivities’, the Georg-von-Vollmar-Akademie e.V. in Kochel am See, Munich, Germany (6-8 November 2015) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Do National Identities exist?’, In Search of New Perspectives, Methods and Finer Factors of Identity Formation; From East Asia to the World Conference, Oxford University, St. Anthony’s College, 4-5 September, 2015 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Do Wars Have a Future?’ University of Rijeka, Department of Philosophy, Rijeka, Croatia (20 July 2015) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Sociology and the Decline of Violence Thesis’, The Decline in Violence Roundtable: What are the implications for IR? British International Studies Conference, London, 17-19 June (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Balkan Wars (1912-13) and Serbian Nationalism’, Nationalism in Rising Powers Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (9 May 2015) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Violence before Civilisation: How old is Human Brutality?’ Divided Societies Seminar: The Clash of Civilisations Today. Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia (22 April, 2015) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Civilisations and Organised Violence’, Divided Societies: The Clash of Civilisations in 21st century?, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia (24 April, 2015) (invited keynote speaker);
  • ‘Historical Sociology and The Future of Warfare’, Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo 20 April 2015 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Organised Violence and Modernity’, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI, Galway, 2 February 2015 (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Structure of Micro Level Violence’ Free University of Brussels, Belgium 5 December 2014 (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Structure of Macro Level Violence’ Free University of Brussels, Belgium 4 December 2014 (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Future of Organized Violence’ Free University of Brussels, Belgium 28 November 2014 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Nationalism, Conflict and Violence’ Free University of Brussels, Belgium 28 November 2014 (invited speaker);
  • ‘Theories of Organised Violence’ , Free University of Brussels, Belgium 27 November 2014(invited speaker);
  • ‘The Historical Origins of Organised Violence’, Free University of Brussels, Belgium 14 November 2014 (invited speaker);
  • ‘How Old is  Human Violence?’ University of Kent, UK, (9 October 2014) (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Organization of Military Violence in the 21st century’ University of Lancaster, UK  (15 September 2014) (invited keynote speaker) ;
  • Organisational Foundations of Military Power: Irish Republican Army and the Army of the Serbian Republic in Bosnia Compared’ (with Niall O’Dochartaigh), ECPR Conference, Glasgow, UK; (3-6 September 2014);
  • Historical Sociology and War’:  At the Conference ‘Sociology as History and History as Sociology’ UCD School of Sociology, Dublin (27th August, 2014);
  • ‘Nationalism and Military Power in 20th century and Beyond’ Oxford University, UK (2-3 May, 2014) (invited speaker);
  • The Obsolescence of War in 21st Century? , Divided Societies: War and Peace in the 21st Century, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia (22-25 April, 2014) (invited speaker);
  • What Sociology can contribute to the Peace and Conflict Studies? Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts Seminar, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (10-11 April, 2014)  (invited speaker);
  • ‘Is Nationalism Inherently Violent? The Nation-States and Wars in the Balkans’: Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Barcelona, Spain (14 March, 2014) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Nation-States and Nationalisms Today’ Department of Sociology, Graz University, Austria (3 December 2013) (invited speaker);
  •  ‘War, Nationalism and State-Building in the Balkans’ Conflict and Political Violence Cycle, Olympia Summer Academy, Olympia, Greece (13th July 2013) (invited speaker);
  • ‘The Micro-Sociology of Violent Conflicts’ Conflict and Political Violence Cycle, Olympia Summer Academy, Olympia, Greece (9th July 2013) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Political Violence and Sociological Theory’ Terrorism and Counterterrorism Cycle, Olympia Summer Academy, Olympia, Greece (7th July 2013) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Ethnicity, Nationalism and Violence’ Conflict and Political Violence Cycle, Olympia Summer Academy, Olympia, Greece (6th July 2013) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Political Violence, Conflict and Sociological Theory’ Conflict and Political Violence Cycle, Olympia Summer Academy, Olympia, Greece (5th July 2013) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Urban Life and Organised Violence’ Urban Violence in the Middle East conference , SOAS, London, UK, (February 13-15, 2013) (invited speaker- could not attend due to illness);
  • ‘Ideology, War Propaganda, and Armed Conflict’, Tuebingen University, Germany (8 January 2013), (invited speaker, could not attend due to illness);
  • ‘Destroying Diversity through Peace’, Yale University, USA Department of Political Science (30 November 2012 ( invited speaker);
  • ‘Where in the World of Nationalisms?’ Are Irish Different? Conference, UCD, Dublin,  (20-21 September 2012) (invited speaker);
  • ‘Fighting a Non-Human Enemy: Modernity and the De-legitimisation of the Adversary’ The Faces of Enmity in International Relations, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium, 8-9 June 2012;
  • ‘Religion, Violence and Cities’ International Symposium, School of Sociology, QUB, Belfast 28-29 May 2012 (invited speaker/discussant);
  • ‘Nationalisms and Armed Conflicts: The Macro Foundations of Micro Realities’, Armed Conflicts in Comparative Perspective  Conference, NUI Galway, Ireland, 18 May, 2012;
  • ‘Is War Becoming Obsolete?: Historical Sociology and Coercive Power’ Sociological Association of Ireland Keynote Address, NUI, Maynooth, 12 May, 2012;
  • ‘The Mirage of Global Civility: Nationalism in Late Modernity’ Beyond the Island: Transnational Approaches to History Conference. NUI, Galway, Ireland 20-1 April, 2012;
  • ‘Nationalism and Organised Violence’ Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 20 March, 2012:
  • ‘Faces of Brutality: Towards a Historical Sociology of Violence’ Inaugural Lecture UCD School Of Sociology, Dublin, Ireland, 22 November, 2011;
  • ‘Organised Violence and Social Order: Towards Micro and Macro Sociology of War’ Invited Panel ‘Is Sociology of War Feasibly/Desirable?’ 106th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, USA 20-23 August 2011; (invited speaker);
  • ‘Can Sociology Explain War?’ Debater at Invited Panel ‘Engaging War: Sociologists Confront National Conflict’ 106th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, USA 20-23 August 2011; (invited speaker);
  • ‘Obliterating Diversity through Peace: Nationalisms and Wars in the Balkans’ Nations, States and Conflict Conference, NUI, Galway, Ireland 15-16 August 2011;
  • ‘Nationalism, War and Democracy’ Invited Panel at the 5th Meeting of the Brazilian National Association for the Studies of Defence ‘Democracy, Defence and the Armed Forces’, Fortaleza, Brazil 8-10 August 2011; (invited speaker);
  •  ‘Nation-States without Cities?: Nationalism, War and State Formation in the 19th century Balkans’ 20-21 May 2011, Divided Cities Conference, QUB, Belfast, Northern Ireland (invited speaker);
  • ‘Wars That Make Nations and Wars that Make States: Nationalisms and Wars in the Balkans’ 25-27 March 2011, ‘Nationalisms and Wars’ Conference McGill University, Montreal, Canada;
  • ‘Sociological Theory and Organised Violence’ 5  February, 2011 Keynote speaker p/g SAI conference, NUI, Galway, Ireland (invited speaker);
  • ‘War, Nation-States and Nationalism’ 19 January 2011, Centre for Justice, Violence and Rights, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (invited speaker);
  • ‘Inter-State Wars and Nationalism’ 17 January 2011, Centre for Conflict Studies, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK (invited speaker);
  • ‘State and Nation Formation in Denmark and Balkans Compared’ 13 December 2010 ‘State and Nation Formation in 19th century Europe workshop’ , University of Copenhagen, Denmark (invited speaker);
  • ‘Sociology and Warfare’ 10 December, 2010, Departments of War Studies and Leadership and Management, Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm, Sweden (invited speaker);
  •  ‘Warfare, Nationalism and Sociology’ 24 November 2010, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (invited speaker);
  • ‘Nationalism, War and Solidarity’ 24 September 2010; ‘Nationalism and Organised Violence’ A Conference of the PSAI specialist group on Peace and Conflict, NUI, Galway, Ireland (invited speaker);
  • ‘To Kill and Die for the Nation: War, Nationalism and Group Homogeneity Theory’ 12-17 July 2010, XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden;
  • ‘Nationalism, War and State in the Balkans: Did Tilly Get It Wrong?’ 28 April 2010, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, NUI, Maynooth, Ireland (invited speaker);
  • ‘National Identity’ And Popular Mobilisation in Europe: A Critique’, 11 November 2009, ‘National Identity in the Old and New Europe’ Nations and Nationalism 15Th anniversary conference, LSE, London, UK (invited speaker);
  • ‘What is ‘Ethnic’ in ‘Ethnic Conflict’?, 22 May 2009, ‘An Irish Model for Peace’ A Conference of the PSAI specialist group on Peace and Conflict, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (invited speaker);
  • ‘How Pacifist were the Founding Fathers? War and Violence in Classical Social Thought’, 16-18 April 2009 BSA Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK;
  • ‘Ethnicity in Time and Space’ , 15-17 April 2008, “Nationalism, East and West: Civic and Ethnic Conceptions of Nationhood”,, ASEN 17th Annual Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK;
  • ‘The Two Faces of Ethnicity’ 13 December 2007, The Center for Ethnicity and Citizenship, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK (invited speaker)
  • ‘Is There Nationalism in Late Modernity: Gellner Revisited., 12-14 September 2007, Beyond the Nation Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland;
  • ‘Ethnic Cleansing and Modernity: Lessons from Bosnia and Rwanda’ 25 May 2007, Comparative Ethnicity Workshop, UCD School of Politics and International Relations, UCD, Dublin, Ireland (invited speaker);
  • ‘Collective Violence, Nationalism and Power: A Sociological Assessment’ , 17-19 April 2007, The Dark Face of Nationalism, ASEN 16th Annual Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK;
  • ‘From Coercion to Legitimacy: Towards Neo-Weberian Theory of Ideology?’ 9-13 July 2006, International Political Science Association XXth World Congress, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • ‘Ethnicity and Nationalism in Contemporary Sociology’ 5 June 2006,  EuroAsia Heritage Foundation and the Institute of Public Engineering, Moscow, Russia  (invited speaker)
  • ‘Theories of Ethnicity and Nationalism’,  7 June 2006, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia (invited speaker)
  • ‘Nationalism and the Dominant Ideology Thesis’, 2 June 2005, ASEN Seminar, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK (invited speaker)
  • ‘Between the Macro and Micro Sociology of Ethnic Cleansing’, 1 June 2005, The Dark Side of Democracy Debate, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK (invited speaker)
  • ‘Between the Book and the new Sword: Gellner, Violence and Ideology’ At the conference The Social and Political Relevance of Ernest Gellner’s Thought Today, 21-22 May 2005, NUI Galway, Ireland.
  • ‘Ethnic Cleansing as State-Building: Bosnia and Rwanda compared’ At the conference State Building: Theory and Practice, 16-17 April, 2005, University of Limerick,  Limerick, Ireland  (invited speaker)
  • ‘Sacred Ethnies’: Anthony D. Smith and the Neo-Durkhemian Theory of Nationalism, 23-24 April 2004, The Nationalism Debate, ASEN 14th Annual Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK (invited speaker)
  • La Trahison des Clercs: Intelligentsia in Yugoslavia and its Successor States, 24 April 2003, Department of Political Science, Leiden University, Leiden,  the Netherlands (invited speaker)
  • Political Ideologies in Northern Ireland, 19 June 2003, Boston University Summer School for Post-Graduate Students ‘Communication, Conflict, and the Media’, Galway, Ireland (invited speaker)
  • Genes, Memes and Ethnicity: Can Sociobiology Explain Ethnic Phenomena? At the 29th Annual Sociological Association of Ireland conference ‘Transitions’, April, 2002, Galway, Ireland.
  • Measuring the Invisible: The Conceptual and Methodological Problems in Researching Ethnic Identity. Studying Collective Identity: A Conceptual and Methodological Inquiry Workshop. July 6-7, 2001, Rome, Italy (invited speaker)
  • From Organic Legislators to Organicist Interpreters: Intellectuals in Yugoslavia and Post-YugoslavStates. The workshop in Interpretative Social and Political Analysis, June 29 -30, 2001, Allihies, West   Cork, Ireland.
  • Dominant Ideology in post-Cold War Serbia. A Conference ‘Ethnic Identities and Political Action in Post-Cold War Europe’, September 1-3, 1999, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanti, Greece (invited speaker).
  • Rehabilitating Ideology after Post-Structuralism. A Conference ‘Ideology After Post-Structuralism’, July 1-2, 1999, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Ideology and Legitimation in Serbia and Croatia. The workshop in Interpretative Social and Political Analysis, September 4 -6, 1998, Allihies, West Cork, Ireland.
  • Political Legitimacy in Three Societies: Weber in Yugoslavia, Serbia and Croatia. At the 25th Annual Sociological Association of Ireland conference ‘Political Sociology: The States We Are In’, May 7-10, 1998,Wexford,Ireland.
  • Ustashas and Chetniks: Delegitimisation of an Ethnic Enemy in Serbian and Croatian War-Time Cartoons.  At the conference ‘Freedom of Speech’, April 9-11, 1997,  New Hall College, Cambridge University, Cambridge,  UK
  • Ethnic Distance and War: Croatia 1992-1993. (October, 1996)  Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria  (invited speaker)
  • Multi-functionality of Cultural Centres in Central and Eastern Europe. 3. Annual meeting of the European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC, Bruxless), June 1996, Gastaig, Munich, Germany (invited speaker)
  • Koncepti ‘idealnog drustva’ kao odrednice misljenja o odljevu mozgova. (Conceptions of an ‘Ideal Society’ as  Determinants of the  Attitudes to the ‘Brain Drain’ Process). At the annual Sociological Association of Croatia conference ‘The Profession of Sociologist’, April 1994, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Socijalne determinante nacionalne i religijske distance. (Social Determinants of Ethnic and Religious Distance). At the annual SAC conference ‘The Profession of Sociologist’, April 1993, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Situacijski i anticipacijski defetizam. (Situational and Anticipatory Defeatism). At the SAC conference ‘Sociology and War’, January 1992, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

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