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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

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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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Abdelaaty Receives APSA Migration and Citizenship Section’s Best Book Award

"Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees," written by Associate Professor of Political Science Lamis Abdelaaty, received the Best Book Award by APSA's Migration and Citizenship section.

September 22, 2022

Research by Rubinstein, Lane on Lead Poisoning and Community Violence Featured on CNY Central

Research on the relationship between lead poisoning and community violence by Robert Rubinstein, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and Sandra Lane, professor of anthropology by courtesy appointment, was featured on the CNY Central segment, "Could Syracuse's lead paint problem be causing more youth violence? Researchers think so."

September 16, 2022

NSF Awards $750K for Research Project Examining Electric Vehicles’ Impact

Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs and Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy, is co-principal investigator on the project, titled “Strengthening American Electricity Infrastructure for an Electric Vehicle Future: An Energy Justice Approach.”

September 7, 2022

Taylor Talks to CBS News About Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died at the age of 91. Brian Taylor, professor of political science, spoke with CBS News about Gorbachev's legacy.

August 31, 2022

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Conversations in Conflict Studies- Sisterhood at Stake: An Anthropological Perspective on Feminist NGOs in Colombia

400A Eggers Hall

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Guest Speaker: Carolina Arango Vargas, Director of the Conflict Management Center (CMC) at PARCC and PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology with a Certificate in Advance Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University.  

Dialogue programs address community concerns and encourage understanding across racial, ethnic, religious, and community differences. How can dialogue help with having difficult conversations among diverse groups of participants? What types of challenges do dialogue programs face? How do we think about dialogue as a structured process and not “just talk?” A dialogic exercise among the attendees may occur; if so, attendees are encouraged to fully participate.   


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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