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Ukraine in Conflict

Zachary Barr & Steven Smutko (University of Wyoming)
July 29, 2021

Epidemic- A Community Health Collaborative Simulation

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

Whalebones: Balancing National Priorities, Local Culture and Private Interests

Andrew Quarles, Jennifer Wendell & Kirk Emerson (University of Arizona)
July 29, 2021

New Funding, New Beginnings: To Collaborate or Not to Collaborate

Khaldoun AbouAssi (Texas A&M University) & Catherine Herrold (Indiana University)
July 29, 2021

From Alliance to International: The Global Transformation of Save the Children

Steven J. Lux & Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken (Syracuse University)
July 29, 2021

Sultana explains why climate, COVID crises need feminism in The Hill

Instead of analyzing the climate change and COVID-19 crises separately, Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, suggests we learn more by looking at how they intersect.
May 18, 2021

2021 One University Awards Recipients Include Several from Maxwell

Syracuse University announced its 2021 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service.
May 10, 2021

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Sultana participates in Race, Space and the Environment project

Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, participated in the first phase of a collaborative project between Syracuse University and Rhodes University (South Africa) titled "Race, Space, and the Environment." The project was launched with an international webinar to celebrate Earth Day on April 23, 2021. 
May 5, 2021

Purser quoted in Law360 article on extended CDC anti-eviction order

"The need for rental assistance and a massive influx of cash to deal with this is really, really great," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "The question now is what will happen [after] June." 
April 2, 2021

Sultana reviews Global Gobeshona Conference in Dhaka Tribune

"Given that climate change impacts the most vulnerable across the world, yet the voices of the vulnerable are always not heard or heeded sufficiently in high-level planning and decision-making, conferences like the Global Gobeshona Conference enhance opportunities to have different voices and positionalities to be present in spaces of global knowledge sharing," writes Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment.
March 9, 2021

See related: Climate Change, India

Sultana talks to MIT Technology Review about what progress means

Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, was interviewed for the MIT Technology Review article, "What does progress mean to you?"
February 25, 2021

Associated Press: Purser discusses the right for renters to have legal counsel

"The push for right to counsel preceded the pandemic, but it’s particularly acute and particularly urgent in light of the pandemic, given just the overall precarity that renters are facing," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology.
January 4, 2021

Strategies of Secession and Counter-Secession

Edited by Ryan Griffiths, Diego Muro
December 31, 2020

Stuart Brown and Margaret Hermann publish a study on transnational crime

Stuart Brown, Margaret Hermann

This book examines 80 such safe havens which function outside effective state-based government control and are sustained by illicit economic activities.

December 31, 2020

Purser cited in Washington Post article on economic relief package

According to research by Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, somewhere between 2.4 million and 5 million American households are at risk of eviction in January alone if Congress fails to reach an agreement on economic emergency relief. 

December 15, 2020

Alumna Kristen Patel named Gregg Professor of Practice at Maxwell

Kristen Patel will teach undergraduate courses in policy studies and graduate courses in public administration and international affairs. 

December 7, 2020

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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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