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Purser Talks to ABC News About the Nurse Strike in New York City

"Nurses are really bargaining for the collective good. They are putting, first and foremost, patients' safety above all else and that was the breaking point—they've been working under less-than-ideal conditions that jeopardized the safety of patients," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. 

January 11, 2023

McCormick Discusses the Arrest of El Chapo’s Son with Bloomberg, CNN, IBT, Wall Street Journal

Capturing Ovidio Guzmán could be a way for López Obrador to show the U.S. that he is “in control of the armed forces and Mexico’s security situation,” Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, tells CNN. “It also defuses the power behind any ask from the Biden administration to stem the tide of fentanyl and other narcotics across the border,” she adds.

January 9, 2023

Taylor Discusses President Zelensky’s Visit to the US in Newsweek Article

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, tells Newsweek that Zelensky's visit is "well-timed" and intends to signal that U.S. support remains strong, despite the Republican Party soon taking control of the House.

January 2, 2023

Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections

A. Peter Castro

A. Peter Castro, professor of anthropology authored a chapter, "Revisiting The Long Illness of Ex-Chief Kiti: Some Reflections," in Ndirangu Wachanga's, "Micere Githae Mugo: Making Life Sing in Pursuit of Utu" (Ibadan: Bookcraft, 2022), pp. 336-343.

December 20, 2022

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Kriesberg Examines US Division, Political Partisanship and Civic Disorder in New Book

Louis Kriesberg

Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, has written a new book, “Fighting Better: Constructive Conflicts in America” (Oxford University Press, 2022) that examines the division, political partisanship and civic disorder in the United States. 

December 20, 2022

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Taylor Talks to Forbes About What the Future Holds for Russia

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, discusses the war’s progress, the state of the Russian economy, Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, Vladimir Putin’s view of Ukrainian sovereignty and other topics. 

December 9, 2022

Herrold Discusses her Research on Sovereignty in Palestine on POMEPS Podcast

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on the Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) podcast and discussed her recent study, "Curating Sovereignty in Palestine: Voluntary Grassroots Organizations and Civil Society in the West Bank and East Jerusalem."

December 6, 2022

Huber Weighs in on the Effectiveness of the International Climate Summit (COP) in the Toronto Star

“I don’t think they’ve proven to be effective in actually coming up with a kind of international agreement with binding limits on countries that would penalize them if they were not to abide by the pledges,” Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment, tells the Toronto Star.

November 9, 2022

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Griffiths Talks to New York Post About East Oregon Voting on Joining Idaho

“This is not the kind of thing that is done unilaterally by people in counties,” Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, tells the New York Post. “They have to get the state of Oregon on board and the state of Idaho, and that’s a very high bar.”

November 8, 2022

Taylor Weighs in on Mysterious Deaths of Russian Businessmen in Vox Article

At least 15 Russian businessmen and executives have died in apparent accidents or by suicide in the last eight months, including a number of Putin allies. Brian Taylor, professor of political science, sees “more than just randomness” in the deaths.

October 21, 2022

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New Article by Abdelaaty and Thorson Explores the Prevalence of Misperceptions About Refugee Policy

Lamis Abdelaaty, Emily Thorson

"Misperceptions about Refugee Policy," co-authored by political science professors Lamis Abdelaaty and Emily Thorson, was published in American Political Science Review.

October 20, 2022

See related: Refugees, United States

Water for you and me, or water for us? Regional collaboration in drinking water systems

Kate Albrecht and Jason Michnick

This simulation gives students the opportunity to explore the complexities of drinking water provision governance, as well as relate important aspects of decision-making to the needs of the stakeholders they represent.

October 19, 2022

StopPalu: Advancing Community-focused Fight against Malaria in Guinea

Indu Perpu and Benudhar Sahu
This case is about the implementation of the StopPalu project and explains how collaborative partnership and a community-focused approach were followed to find a solution to the problem of malaria in Guinea.
October 19, 2022

Taylor’s “Code of Putinism” Makes Forbes List of Books to Read About Russia and Ukraine

"An excellent place to learn more about the Russian leader [Vladimir Putin] is Syracuse University Professor [political science] Brian D. Taylor’s 'The Code of Putinism'," writes Stuart Anderson, author of the Forbes article.

October 13, 2022

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Wilcoxen Appointed to Treasury’s Climate-Related Financial Risk Advisory Committee

Peter Wilcoxen, Ajello Professor in Energy and Environmental Policy, is one of twenty members and one government observer who have been named as part of the establishment of the committee. The new committee will provide information and analysis to the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

October 11, 2022

The Politics of Engagement with North Korea

Stuart Thorson, Frederick Carrier

"The Politics of Engagement with North Korea," co-authored by Stuart Thorson, professor emeritus of political science and international relations, and Moynihan Research Associate Frederick Carriere, was published in Science & Diplomacy.

October 1, 2022

Taylor Talks to 3AW About Why Russia May Have Sabotaged Nord Stream Pipelines

Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor discussed the leaks in two Nord Steam pipelines that run between Russia and Germany with 3AW.

September 30, 2022

Kriesberg, Dayton Explain How Political and Social Conflicts Can Be Waged Constructively in New Book

Louis Kriesberg, Bruce W. Dayton

In their book, Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and political science alumnus Bruce W. Dayton ’99 Ph.D., senior research associate in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, explain how large-scale political and social conflicts can be waged more constructively, with more positive consequences and fewer destructive consequences for those involved.

September 29, 2022

Abdelaaty Quoted in Politico Article on Russian Asylum-Seekers

Lamis Abelaaty, associate professor of political science, was interviewed for the Politico article, "The coming fight over Russian asylum-seekers."

September 29, 2022

Winners of the Sixteenth Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition Announced

The Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) is pleased to announce the prize recipients for the 2022 E-PARCC teaching case and simulation competition. 
September 22, 2022

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Conversations in Conflict Studies- A New Model of Collaborative Governance: Deliberative Policy Analysis and Deliberative Think Tanks

400A Eggers Hall

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Guest Speaker: Ya Li, Visiting Research Professor and Fulbright Scholar, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.  Deliberative policy analysis (DPA) is a specific kind of policy inquiry based on a public deliberation and dispute resolution process involving relevant parties and citizens, aiming to provide insights for policy makers or collaborative partners. Compared with mainstream policy analysis, DPA can better adapt to the requirement of collaborative governance or the demand of policy analysis in a networked society. A major research problem in this field is how to render DPA more operable. Deliberative think tanks (DTT), or deliberative consulting institutes, might work as an effective organizational solution for DPA practice. The speaker will present a brief introduction to DPA, including its principles and promises, and discuss the ideas and conceptual models of the DTT. A recent case of DPA practice in a collaborative governance context will be introduced. Some future research issues regarding DTT will also be discussed.

If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email at datoole@syr.edu or by phone at 315.443.2367. 

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. Pizza is served. Follow us on Twitter @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.


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