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CNR: Alamanacco della Scienza


N. 16 - 12 ott 2011
ISSN 2037-4801

International info   a cura di Cecilia Migali


International meeting on violence  

Camilla Pagani, researcher at Cnr-Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (Istc), and Martin Ramirez (Universidad Complutense Madrid) have recently organized in Rome an international conference on violence, with the participation of a multidisciplinary group of scholars from five continents.

The annual conference was held in concomitance with the 25th anniversary of the Seville Statement on Violence, a multidisciplinary document elaborated by scientists (including Ramirez himself) from all the continents in 1986 at the University of Seville and adopted by Unesco. This document provides scientific information contradicting the myth that the human capacity for aggression makes war and violence inevitable and identifies in socio-cultural factors the main causes of violence. Most importantly, it also highlights the role of education in preventing, diminishing and eliminating violence.

The document was also endorsed by a number of scientific organizations, among which the American Psychological Association, the American Anthropological Association, the American Sociological Association and the International Society for Research on Aggression.

Moreover, Unesco created an international network for its dissemination, whose Italian representative is Francesco Robustelli, researcher at Cnr-Istc.


Fonte: Camilla Pagani, Istituto di scienze e tecnologie della cognizione, Roma, tel. 06/44595311, email camilla.pagani@istc.cnr.it