The ecology of war: an evolutionary perspective on conflict over resources and prospects for peace | University of Oxford

The ecology of war: an evolutionary perspective on conflict over resources and prospects for peace

Speaker
Professor Dominic Johnson
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Competition over resources and territory is not just a feature of modern or historical times, but a recurrent theme in the natural world, and a phenomenon that reaches far back in human evolutionary history. While modern conflict has many unique qualities, common patterns across species and time suggest important fundamental insights about human nature and social organisation that may help to address modern problems, especially those which are hard to resolve.