Workshop Programme Leiden 13-14 July 2017

Recruitment for insurgency and counterinsurgency

Thursday, 13 July 2017

10.20 – 10.40: Tea/coffee

10.40 – 11.00: Welcome remarks

11.00 – 12.30: Insurgent recruitment

Bart Luttikhuis (Leiden University), Peter Keppy (NIOD Amsterdam) and Abdul Wahid (KITLV Leiden): Violence strikes root, why vigilantism became central to Indonesian politics 1943-1955
Mathilde von Bulow (Glasgow): External sanctuaries and insurgent recruitment: the FLN in West Germany

Chair: TBA

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.30: Loyalist recruitment and violence

Daniel Branch (Warwick): Loyalty and Anxiety in Britain’s Twentieth-Century Imperial Wars.
Corinna Jentzsch (Leiden University): Mobilization of (pro-government) militias during the civil war in Mozambique
Gert Oostindie (KITLV Leiden): Decolonization, war and violence in Indonesia 1945-1950

Chair: TBA

15.30 – 16.00: Tea/Coffee

16.00 – 17.00: Keynote

Will Reno (Northwestern U): Are we living in a post-insurgency world?

Chair: Martin Thomas

19.00: Dinner (Prentenkabinet)

 Friday, 14 July 2017

09.15 – 10.45: Competing for manpower

Roel Frakking (Leiden / Florence): ‘Singing and Basketball’: joining and abondinging the revoltion in Indonesia and Malaysia
Andy Gawthorpe (Leiden): Competition to mobilize manpower between the American and Vietnamese Communist movement

Chair: TBA

10.45 – 11.15: Tea/Coffee

11.15 – 12.45: Choosing sides

Fridus Steijlen (Leiden): Fighting on either side, Moluccans in the decolonization war of Indonesia
Anne van der Veer (Leiden): Forgotten allies: Chinese fighters in revolutionary and counterrevolutionary East Sumatra, Indonesia, 1945-1950.

Chair: TBA

12.45 – 13.45: Working lunch

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