Torture in the French-Algerian War

03 Nov 2016


Join the ESC as we welcome Dr. Annette Förster, Lecturer and Research Associate for the Institute of Political Science at Aachen University, and the current Rooney International Visiting Scholar at Robert Morris University. Her lecture will focus on the ways French authorities systematically used torture in the French-Algerian War (1954-1962). The lecture explores that practice and tests two theses: 1. Democracies tend to use torture in asymmetric conflicts when faced with terrorist methods. 2. Torture goes along with the erosion of basic democratic structures and principles.

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:30pm
Sponsored By: 
European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh