Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality, and Pro-Sociability (WESIPS) 2024 – Biennial Conference


  • Dr. Richard J. Chacon (Winthrop University)
  • Dr. Yamilette Chacon (James Madison University)

June 4 – 7, 2024


CICUS Center, University of Seville, Spain

Over millennia, warfare, environmental degradation, and social inequality have brought much suffering to humankind. In an effort to facilitate interdisciplinary cross-fertilization, WESIPS brings together a cadre of internationally recognized scholars to address the underlying causes of warfare, environmental degradation, and social inequality from a host of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Setting the stage for the cumulation of knowledge, this symposium seeks to uncover effective solutions which foster peace, altruism, cooperation, social equality, and sustainable use of natural resources. 

Passports & Visas

U.S. Citizens:

To travel to Spain, you need a valid passport.
If you have a passport, verify that: (1) it will be valid through your Spain travel dates and (2) that it will be valid for at least six months after your travel to Spain concludes.
If you do not have a valid passport, apply for one immediately!
If you your passport will expire through your Spain travel dates or if it will expire within six months after your travel to Spain concludes, apply for one immediately!
It can take up to 4-6 weeks to receive your passport. Expedited service requires about 2-3 weeks. The U.S. State Department’s website provides details on passports and current processing times: http://travel.state.gov or you may also inquire via telephone at (877) 487-2778.
Please note that if you travel to Spain for less than three months you do not require a visa.
Non-U.S. Citizens:
Non U.S. citizens should contact the appropriate government agency in their home country for relevant passport and visa information. The best place to start is the Spanish consulate in your home city. You will need a valid EU National ID card or a valid passport to register for the conference.

For more information contact:

Dr. Richard J. Chacon
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Series Editor for Springer’s Anthropology and Ethics
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733
Office: (803) 323-4656

E-mail: [email protected]
Personal website

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