Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) is both a national and international crossroads which contributes to the development and contribution of social sciences and humanities to the understanding of the modern world. Its goals is to create the essential conditions for scientific research and interdisciplinary dialogue, while initiating dynamics where scientific networks swing into action, and public and private stakeholders cross paths.
Within the FMSH, the platform on “Violence and exiting violence” examines the mechanisms of radicalization in its various forms and addresses strategies and policies for conflict prevention, conflict resolution and emergence from violence. The platform connects over 300 researchers and covers all the issues from entry into violence (radicalization, arming, training, first violent action, etc.) to exit (transitional justice, demobilization, memory, traumatism, etc.), as well as its metamorphoses (mafia, organized crime, digital radicalization, etc.).
FMSH has strong experience in managing European projects and scientifically coordinating international research teams on politics, nation/alism, conflicts, and religion issues.
As WP4 lead, the FMSH will oversee the fieldwork and the analysis of its outcomes and organize the selection of relevant field sites, thematic subjects and appropriate approaches. FMSH will also supervise the cross-regional synthesis on drivers of vulnerability and resilience at the interface between religious and state institutions. The FMSH team will conduct fieldwork in Lebanon and support the work of the Lebanon lead organisation (AUB). They will also take part in WP6, notably on the role of diaspora; the interactions between local municipalities and European institutions; and relevant best practices related to peer-advice initiatives between cities and other institutions.