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Peace flag in a debate at the Exploratório with José Manuel Pureza – Coimbra News

The Explorative – Centro Ciência Viva de Coimbra continues the cycle Points in the third – science beer talks, This Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. Jose Manuel purity, Vice-President and Vice-President of the Assembly of the Republic in the last legislature, and a professor and researcher at the University of Coimbra, will answer a question that has never seemed fundamental: What if we study peace more? Free admission.

This Wednesday, June 8, between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., we put together a file Points in the thirdThis is a continuation of the program of dialogues with researchers. The June session of the Session of Conversations with Scientists from Centers Associated with the Interdisciplinary Research Institute (III) of the University of Coimbra, accompanied by Praxis craft beer, takes place at Exploratório, with José Manuel purity, professor and researcher at the University of Coimbra in the field of peace studies, talks about the need for “science for peace”. At a time, in his words, “the destructive intensity of war occupies all public space.”

Jose Manuel purity Emeritus Professor at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra, specializing in the history and theory of international relations. He was a deputy of the Left Bloc in the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic in the eleventh, thirteenth and fourteenth legislatures, having served as vice president of the Portuguese Republic. A researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the University of California, where he coordinated the Center for Peace Studies, his research priorities include theoretical structures of peace and critical studies on security, human rights, and international law, and he has published in these areas.

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“The destructive immensity of war occupies, these days, all the public space. Our common discourses help achieve this. We need knowledge that confronts sub-angelic wars, which serves not only to explain them, but to change them in the dynamics of peace”, says José Manuel purity. For this, the CES researcher continues, “we need peace science that deals with violence, that allows us to know its nurturing mechanisms precisely, but provides the tools to overcome violence and bring about positive peace.” This, he concludes, is “a critical challenge of our time”.

Points in III – Science Beer Talks It is a program organized by Exploratório to hold talks with scientists from various research centers associated with the Interdisciplinary Research Institute of the University of Coimbra (III UC), who talk for an hour on different scientific topics with the audience. With free admission and no reservation required, sessions usually take place on the first Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.