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Psychology's role in stabilisation and peacekeeping

13 September 2016

The theme for this year’s military psychology conference, which takes place at The Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke, on Wednesday 2 November, is ‘Fragile States and Global Instability: Responding to the Consequences; Stabilisation and Peacekeeping.’

The day will address questions like:

  • Why do young Syrians choose to fight?
  • How can we help the military, who deliver stabilisation support, understand how to build relationships with local civilian populations?
  • What psychological factors do we need to consider when personnel working in fragile states return to their day-to-day lives?
  • How can we elicit reliable accounts and evidence from those experiencing events in fragile states?
  • What lessons can we learn from The Troubles in Northern Ireland?

The two keynote speakers will be:

  • Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald, Cranfield University
  • Professor Paul Taylor, Lancaster University, Twente University, NL & Director of CREST

If interested there is still time to submit a poster to our Wessex Branch for presentation at the conference: submissions close at 23:59 on Sunday 25 September.

For further details, including registration and how to submit your poster for consideration, please see the conference website.

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