International committee researches armed forces and conflict resolution
The dean of FGV’s School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC), professor Celso Castro, has been elected vice president of the Research Committee “Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution” (RC01) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) for the 2018-2022 period. Professor Lindy Heinecken, from Stellenbosch University (South Africa), was elected as president.
The research committee was established in 1964 by Morris Janowitz, the leading name in the field of sociology studying the armed forces. The committee was formally included in the ISA as “RC01” in 1970. In 2016, an RC01 conference was held at FGV, with the theme “Transformations of the Military Profession”.
The RC01 creates networks of social scientists who study the military and conflict resolution around the world; promotes international dissemination of research findings, theoretical developments and work methodologies; promotes exchange, academic events and collaboration in research; and enables the development and discussion of teaching materials on military forces and mediation of armed conflicts worldwide.