Grant for research on Serbian paramilitaries

Iva Vukušić has won a small grant from Balkan Investigative Reporting Network to share some of her research with the wider public. She will write an academic paper and create an educational website to present crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina by paramilitary forces. See more about the grant here.

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Shabbiha: Assad’s Paramilitaries and Mass Violence in Syria, lecture at UC San Diego

On November 26th, dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör will host a lecture at the UC San Diego Institute for Arts and Humanities. The lecture examines the emergence and transformation of pro-state paramilitarism in Syria in the context of the uprising and civil war. It focuses on the Syrian government’s deployment of…

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Serbian paramilitaries and plausible deniability presentation in Lancaster

Iva Vukušić will present her research at the “Theatres of War: The British Commission for Military History’s New Researchers’ Conference” in Lancaster, UK, in early November. She will be presenting on a panel on irregular warfare. See more about the event here.

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Syrian War Criminals in Holland: Afterlives of Violence

The brutality of the Syrian conflict produced an unprecedented flow of mostly civilian refugees who mostly landed in neighboring countries, whereas about one million migrated onward to Western Europe. Among this population, an unknown number of former combatants and war criminals took up residence in the Netherlands. Dr. Uğur Ümit…

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Shabbiha: Assad’s Paramilitaries and Mass Violence in Syria at USC

Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör will offer an examination of pro-state paramilitary violence in the Syrian conflict. He will analyze the emergence and transformation of pro-state paramilitarism in Syria in the context of the uprising and civil war. See more information about the event here.

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Comparative Lenses: Video Testimonies of Survivors and Eyewitnesses on Genocide and Mass Violence

Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör and Iva Vukušić will present in Paris, June 6-7, at the International Conference titled Comparative Lenses: Video Testimonies of Survivors and Eyewitnesses on Genocide and Mass Violence. Dr Üngör's paper is “Perpetrators and Victims of Mass Violence in Syrian Video Testimonies”, while Iva Vukušić will present…

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State and non-state actors in eastern and central Europe: past, present and future
Image: Cristian Iohan Ştefănescu/Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

State and non-state actors in eastern and central Europe: past, present and future

Iva Vukušić will present at the IARCEES conference in Dublin, May 9-11, Maynooth University on part of her PhD research. The paper is titled "Continuity and Change: The Red Berets in the breakup of Yugoslavia". Image: Cristian Iohan Ştefănescu/Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

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Mechanics of Plausible Deniability

On April 4, at the Institute for History of Leiden University, Iva Vukušić will be speaking about The Mechanics of Plausible Deniability: the Case of Serbian Paramilitaries. See more information about the talk here. Photo by Norbert Reimer.

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