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Peace, War, and Social Conflict section!

The purpose of the Section on Peace and War and Social Conflict is to encourage the application of sociological methods, theories, and perspectives to the study of peace and war and social conflict.

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The Sociology of Privatized Security/Ori Swed and Thomas Corsbie

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ASA 2021 Sessions to Check

Here is the listing of PWSC-sponsored events at the upcoming ASA Annual Meeting.

Saturday, August 6:

1773 - Peace, War, and Social Conflict Roundtables

Sat, August 6, 2:00 to 3:00pm, JW Marriott, Floor: Gold Level, Gold Salon 3

1345 - Open Session on Issues in Peace, War and Social Conflict

Sat, August 6, 10:00 to 11:30am, LACC, Floor: Level 2, 504

Joint Reception: Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict, Section on Sociology of Human Rights

Sat, August 6, 6:30 to 9:00pm, Offsite, Grand Central Market (Patio)

1873 - Section on Peace, War, and Social Conflict Business Meeting

Sat, August 6, 3:00 to 3:30pm, JW Marriott, Floor: Gold Level, Gold Salon 3

1055 - Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict Council Meeting

Sat, August 6, 7:00 to 7:45am, LACC, Floor: Level 2, 516

Sunday, August 7:

2724 - Dynamics of Political Conflict, War, and Peacebuilding

Sun, August 7, 2:00 to 3:30pm, LACC, Floor: Level 2, 402A