Human Security, Violence, & Trauma Conference

May 26, 2021


The HSVT conference, generously funded by the IGCC Academic Conference grant, will bring together researchers from various disciplines—including political science, psychology, neuroscience, and public health—and practitioners working in the field for a two-day seminar on the implications of conflict and forced migration.

It will provide an opportunity to create connections and spark conversations across fields in previously underexplored ways, offering theoretical, methodological, and practical insights into vital questions of conflict recurrence and peace stability, with the goal of advancing scholarship and informing policy on how living through war impacts human behavior.

On this site you can view the schedulespeaker bios, and register for the conference (which is free and open to the public, but registration is required).

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Speakers include:

Beyond Conflict CEO and founder, Tim Phillips, Program Director, Mike Niconchuk, and Research Advisor, Dr. Rebecca Littman.


Day 1: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

  • 11:00am – 11:15am: Welcome and Agenda Setting
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm: The Legacy of Trauma in the Mind and the Body (Panel)
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Keynote Presentation by Daphna Canetti
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm: Grounding the Human Experience of Trauma (Panel)
  • 2:45 pm – 3:15pm: Coffee Break & Networking
  • 3:15pm – 4:15pm: Research Design & Methodological Challenges (Working Group)
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Experiencing Violence & Post-Conflict Outcomes (Panel)
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Open Chat

Day 2: Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Trauma and its Impact on Human Behaviors (Panel)
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm: Mental Health Realities and Treatments in the Field (Panel)
  • 12:15pm – 1:00pm: Coffee Break & Networking
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Brains, Bodies, Violence, & Groups (Panel)
  • 2:15pm – 3:15pm: Keynote Presentation by Wendy D’Andrea
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Practical Implications for Peace Building (Working Group)
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Closing & Networking