ICAR Offers Two Lectures

Posted: April 4, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) hosts brown bag lectures on April 5 and 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The first talk, “Peace and Security Initiatives: An Indian Perspective,” is given by Lt. Gen. Eric Vas (ret.) and Col. Anil Athale of the Indian Initiative for Peace, Arms Control, and Disarmament (INPAD). Vas, a founding member of INPAD, also founded the Indian army’s prestigious College of Combat. In retirement, he has written several books and lectured extensively on security, insurgency, terrorism, and military history. Athale is cofounder and chief coordinator of INPAD. In addition to his military service, he has written extensively on Kashmir, nuclear strategy, and the use of force in the post-Cold War era.

The second lecture, on April 6, is “When Worldviews Collide: Medieval Religious Struggles and Their Relevance to Conflict Resolution.” The presenter, Richard Rubenstein, is a professor at ICAR. His most recent book is When Jesus Became God: The Epic Struggle Over Christ’s Divinity in the Last Days of Rome; he has written four other books on violent social conflict. The lecture draws from his current research on the religious and philosophical struggles in Europe during the so-called “medieval renaissance,” which he says helped produce a conflict-ridden, aggressive Western culture.

Both lectures take place in ICAR’s main conference room in its offices at 4260 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax.

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