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Taylor Speaks with Spectrum News About the NATO Summit, President Biden

“...NATO member states are aware of it that a Trump presidency might mean quite a shaky time period for the alliance going forward,” says Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor. “President Biden has decades of experience with respect to dealing with NATO member countries and understanding the alliance. And President Trump has a much more negative and hostile attitude towards the alliance.

July 12, 2024

Huber Talks to WRVO About the Climate Crisis and Its Impact on Working-Class People

“If we can’t find a way to do decarbonization and climate policy, in addition to materially improving working people’s lives…I really do fear that a lot of working people aren’t going to be that sympathetic to the climate agenda,” says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

July 11, 2024

Jok Article on the Integration of the East African Community Published in Geeska Afrika

Can the people of the East African Community overcome cross-border suspicions and create a cohesive union of its 302.2 million citizens?  Professor of Anthropology Jok Madut Jok explores the obstacles in his article.

July 10, 2024

Feminism, Violence and Nonviolence: An Anthology

Selina Gallo-Cruz

Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor and graduate director of sociology, has edited and written the introduction for “Feminism, Violence and Nonviolence: An Anthology” (Edinburgh University Press, 2024).

July 9, 2024

Herrold Serves as Keynote Panelist at Civil Society Summit Co-Hosted by USAID, SDC, Partners Global

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, discussed different strategies for civil society under threat and highlighted the need for continued investment in civil society organization resilience as essential to defending democratic principles and achieving social justice.

July 8, 2024

Taylor Weighs In on Trump’s Ukraine Peace Plan in Newsweek Article

“The idea of a peace plan for Russia's war against Ukraine sounds nice, but the ideas proposed by two Trump advisers would not be acceptable to either Russia or Ukraine,” says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

July 5, 2024

Understanding the Emergence of Computational Institutional Science

Nicholas Oesterling, Graham Ambrose, Jiho Kim
"Understanding the Emergence of Computational Institutional Science: A Review of Computational Modeling of Institutions and Institutional Dynamics," co-authored by Nicholas Oesterling, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, Graham Ambrose, Graduate Research Associate for the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Center for Policy Research, and Jiho Kim, Graduate Research Associate for the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, was published in the International Journal of the Commons.
June 21, 2024

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McCormick Talks to NewsNation About Mexico’s New President, Ability to Deal With Drug Cartels

“When she [Claudia Sheinbaum] comes in, she is inheriting this mess, but she doesn’t necessarily have the charisma that (López Obrador) does,” says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations. “So it’s going to be a tall ask.”

June 14, 2024

Taylor Discusses the Impact of Ukraine Using Western Weapons Against Russia With Fox News, La Presse

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says that the authorization given by the U.S. and Germany to Ukrainian strikes on Russian soil with weapons they supply could have an impact on the balance of power on Ukrainian territory.

June 11, 2024

Huber Weighs In on the Modern Electricity Grid on Bloomberg ‘Odd Lots’ Podcast

“Now this is where we reached this impasse where if we really want to totally restructure the grid, totally grow it in ways that can serve decarbonization, and AI...then perhaps this sort of more integrated, more central planning, more coordinated and socialized investment model could be more useful than this very scattered and sort of fragmented system we have now,” says Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

June 3, 2024

Kriesberg Discusses Ways Out of the War in Gaza in Foreign Policy in Focus Blog

“Each of the possible changes in the current conflict in Gaza looks improbable, until steps are taken to make it happen,” says Louis Kriesberg, professor emeritus of sociology and Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies.

June 2, 2024

Towards Sustainable Cultural Institutions for a New Nation

Elke Selter, Jok Madut Jok

“Towards Sustainable Cultural Institutions for a New Nation: Creating a National Museum and Archives for South Sudan,” co-authored by Professor of Anthropology Jok Madut Jok, was published in Museum International.

May 23, 2024

Griffiths Talks to USA Today About Eastern Oregon’s Secession Effort

"It's a pipe dream, in a way. What they're doing is partly performative, for ideological purposes," says Ryan Griffiths, professor of political science. "A lot of time, secessionist movements are really just bargaining efforts."

May 21, 2024

Purser Weighs In on the Troubled Housing Market in Syracuse and New York State on WCNY

“We are really dealing with two interrelated issues here. The first being the crisis of affordability, but the other one being the crisis of habitability. So changing the zoning isn't going to address some of the most pressing issues that tenants face in our community and so I think we really need to have a multipronged approach to address the housing crisis,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology.

May 20, 2024

Taylor Talks to the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal About Putin’s Fifth Term

“The war in Ukraine is central to his current political project, and I don’t see anything to suggest that that will change. And that affects everything else,” says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and director of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs.

May 10, 2024

Huber Article on the Politics of Building Published in Damage Magazine

“The turn to a ‘politics of building’ is a welcome change in environmental thinking, but the green Left is still at odds in important ways with the labor movement, which better understands what is needed for deep decarbonization and, most importantly, has the power to help bring it about,” writes Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

May 1, 2024

Thompson Weighs In on Relations Between US Sisters and the Vatican in Global Sisters Report

Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science, says one of the biggest reasons for the changing relationship is that [Pope] Francis and other key decision-makers were members of religious congregations themselves. "I think that made a big difference," she says.

April 30, 2024

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Taylor Discusses ‘Trump 2.0’ With the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says a key feature of Trump 2.0 would likely be that the president would not have as many Russia-sceptics in his sphere. "If Trump is elected in 2024, he will surround himself with people who adhere to his worldview and are therefore less hostile to Russia and more sympathetic to Putin."

April 22, 2024

Siddiki, Baynes Honored for Excellence in Graduate Education

The student-driven award acknowledges faculty who have had a significant impact and positive influence on graduate education because of their superior graduate-level teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence and excellence in research and creative activities. 

April 15, 2024

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Peacebuilding Through Cooperation in Health Care and Public Health Between Israel and Palestine

Linda Young Landesman, Robert A. Rubinstein, Robert A., Brian S. Englander

“Peacebuilding Through Cooperation in Health Care and Public Health Between Israel and Palestine,” co-authored by Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Robert Rubinstein, was published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.

April 12, 2024

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Conversations in Conflict Studies- An Olive Agenda: Transforming Conflict through Economics, Ecology and Faith

204 Maxwell Hall

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Brian E. Konkol, Dean of Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University. This presentation will explore how faith communities can promote an “Olive Agenda” that transforms the conflict between “brown agendas” of economic opportunity and “green agendas” of environmental sustainability. While both the brown and green agendas are essential for the promotion of life, the proponents of each seem to be at odds with adherents of the other. For example, far too many with a “brown agenda” believe that the best way to reduce poverty is to reduce environmental controls, and to the contrary, those engaged with the “green agenda” too often place the needs of the Earth before the livelihoods of the poor and marginalized. An Olive Agenda — one that combines green and brown — provides a profound metaphor that, according to the late Steve de Gruchy, “ …holds together that which religious and political discourse rends apart: Earth, land, climate, labor, time, family, food, nutrition, health, hunger, poverty, power and violence.”

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.

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


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