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Exercise in Environmental Collaborative Planning

Mike George (University of Nebraska)
July 29, 2021

An International Conflict Management Simulation

Noam Ebner (Creighton University), Yael Efron & Nellie Munin (Zefat Academic College)
July 29, 2021

Fracked: Uncertainties in Negotiated Rule Making

Rob Alexander, Natalie Abel & Matthew Williams (James Madison University)
July 29, 2021

Gray Wolf: Fairness and Justice in Collaborative Governance

Lauren Elizabeth Colwell & Steve Smutko (University of Wyoming)
July 29, 2021

Joint Action Plan Negotiations on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Anil Raman & Steven Smutko (University of Wyoming)
July 29, 2021

Learning about Individual Collaborative Strengths: A LEGO Scrum Simulation

Heather Getha-Taylor & Alexey Krivitsky (University of Kansas)
July 29, 2021

Little Golano

Noam Ebner (Creighton University) & Yael Efron (Zefat Academic College)
July 29, 2021

Addressing ELCA: An Exercise in Designing and Facilitating Stakeholder Processes

Rob Alexander (Rochester Institute of Technology)
July 29, 2021

Mapping Network Structure in Complex Community Collaboratives

Mark W. Davis & Danielle M. Varda (University of Colorado)
July 29, 2021

Community Engagement for Organizational Change

Alexandra Wakeman Rouse & Stephen Page (University of Washington)
This teaching case allows students to examine issues related to community engagement, municipal responsibility, and public value by providing a narrative about a venerable city-run cultural and performing arts center in the midst of change.
July 29, 2021

David Green- Delivering Quality Eyecare in the Developing Countries through Collaborative Systems

K.B.S. Kumar & Indu Perepu (IBS Center for Management Research)
July 29, 2021

Collaboration, Conflict and Accountability in Child Protective Services

Eric Hepler (Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau) & Donald Moynihan (Georgetown University)
July 29, 2021

Hydrofracturing in New Frackillvania

Daniel C. Matisoff (Georgia Institute of Technology)
July 29, 2021

Collector Bro: Using Social Media to Tap the Power of Volunteerism

Debapratim Purkayastha & Vijay Kumar Tangirala (IBS Hyderabad)
July 29, 2021

The Toxic Node

Katherine R. Cooper (DePaul University), H. Brinton Milward (University of Arizona) & Michelle Shumate (Northwestern University)
July 29, 2021

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Advancing Racial Equity in the Minneapolis Park System

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Who pays? What’s fair? Determining a Parking Fee Structure for Fort Williams Park

Carolyn Arcand (University of New Hampshire)
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Conversations in Conflict Studies with Gladys McCormick

400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room

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We Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny: A History of Mexico’s Clandestine Prisons and the Use of Torture Since 1970.”

Gladys McCormick, Associate Professor, History and the Jay and Debe Moskowitz Chair in Mexico-US Relations at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University. This presentation tracks the evolution of government-sanctioned clandestine prisons and the use of repressive techniques inside them as part of counterinsurgency efforts against guerrilla groups in Mexico. It studies detention centers inside military bases, government buildings, and civilian neighborhoods in places such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Acapulco. In analyzing these spaces, the presentation focuses on how they were designed to facilitate both hard and soft forms of coercive interrogation techniques. From inside the holding cells to the torture chamber itself, the paper follows the choreography of what is referred to as “depth” interrogation to discuss how the torturer broke down the victim through the manipulation of psychological techniques facilitated by such spaces. It concludes that the design of clandestine prisons and the techniques employed inside of them against so-called subversives marked the start of a diametrically different form of political repression than what was used before, one that continues to be widely observed in today's Drug War. 

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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