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    • Oct
      Virtual event via Zoom

      Has the U.S. stopped protecting political dissidents? Since the American Revolution, the U.S. has fancied itself a haven for writers, artists and activists who speak out against repressive governments in their home countries and has tried to be generous about giving political asylum to those in danger of persecution. There are recent signs that commitment is wavering, most worryingly in the case of the diplomatic non-response to the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khasoggi and the kidnapping of humanitarian figure Paul Rusesabagina. What are the limits to the U.S. commitment of protection?

      Tom Zoellner is a professor of English at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif., and the author of “Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire,” which won the National Book Critics Circle award in nonfiction for 2020. 

      Sponsored by PARCC.  For more information, contact Roxanne Tupper at or at 315-443-2367. 

    • Oct
      Virtual event via Zoom

      The Biden Administration and New Cyber Threats. Almost from its first days in office, the Biden administration has been confronted with nation states using cyber operations to pursue strategic interests. The United States has also faced a wave of disruptive ransomware attacks that have highlighted the continued shortcoming of US cyber policy. How has the cyber threat evolved, and what new directions will cyber policy take under the Biden administration? 

      Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

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      Sponsored by PARCC.  For more information, contact Roxanne Tupper at or at 315-443-2367.  

    • Nov
      Virtual event via Zoom

      Coalitional Lobbying and Intersectional Representation in American Rulemaking.  Interest groups representing the marginalized regularly neglect advocacy on behalf of their most vulnerable constituents -- those with intersectional disadvantage. Yet, they claim that such advocacy is central to their missions. I argue that interest groups representing women, people of color, Native nations, and the poor strategically conduct intersectional advocacy through coalitional lobbying. I test this claim using a new dataset of co-signature patterns within public comments on proposed agency rules submitted by a set of such groups between 2004 and 2014. I find that these groups are significantly more likely to pursue intersectional advocacy in coalitions, but that coalition work, alone, does not relate to influential intersectional advocacy. Rather, it is particular coalition characteristics, including organizational diversity and financial capacity, that relate to such influence. I conclude that collaborative lobbying and variations thereof are effective tactics for mediating representational bias in interest group advocacy and promoting more pluralistic administrative policymaking. Maraam Dwidar is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on American national institutions and public policy, with emphases on organized interests, intersectional representation, and bureaucratic rulemaking.

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      For more information, contact Roxanne Tupper at or at 315-443-2367. 

    • Nov
      Virtual event via Zoom

       "Pragmatic Approach to Ethical Research Collaboration with BIPOC Communities".  Several academic professional societies have committed themselves to conducting research with Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) communities in an ethical manner. However, they do not address what that research looks like or how research can be enriched through an ethical research approach.  This presentation serves as a foundation for researchers collaborating with BIPOC communities to think about their research in a way that can empower those communities while conducting innovative research.

      Sponsored by PARCC.  For more information, contact Roxanne Tupper at or at 315-443-2367.  

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    • Nov
      107 Hall of Languages

      This workshop will provide participants with a hands-on introduction to the skills needed to organize effectively for social change in campus and community-wide environments.  Building on basic conflict management skills, participants will learn how to identify stakeholders and potential allies, develop outreach strategies, and build a campaign of concern.  The training, which will include interactive learning exercises, will be an invaluable resource for both newcomers and seasoned organizers alike, and will help people assess how to move forward with organizing and their causes.  This workshop will be presented by Andy Mager.  Lunch will be provided, please email Sam Castleberry with any dietary restrictions.  Sponsored by PARCC.  For more information, contact Sam Castleberry at or Roxanne Tupper at

  • Conversations in Conflict Studies

    Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community.   The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Follow us on Twitter @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)
400 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1020
Phone: +1.315.443.2367