What can original recordings from Stanley Miligram’s famous and controversial ‘obedience to authority’ experiments tell us about cruelty and authority?
Former ISRF Fellow Deana Heath was interviewed by Suchitra Vijayan for the Polis Project. They spoke about Deana’s latest book, Colonial Terror: Torture and Violence in Colonial India.
Military lawyers told me how they must make split-second decisions that weigh military variables against real human lives.
The work of locating, recovering and identifying the remains of the dead is both a social act and technical challenge. Different tools are mobilised at each stage in this process, mediating between the living and the dead, and between layperson and scientist.
Cian O’Driscoll is interviewed in relation to his ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship. He talks about his research on the just war tradition, as well as interdisciplinarity and the theme of violence.
There is something disconcerting about the Western move to denounce the human rights records of post-colonial states.