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Maxwell supports local government at ICMA conference

Student, faculty and alumni participation at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in early October highlights the Maxwell School's continued and strengthened focus on training for and collaborating with state and local governments.
October 27, 2021

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Sultana Discusses Diversity, Climate Research with Carbon Brief

Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, is included in the Carbon Brief article, "Analysis: The lack of diversity in climate-science research."
October 7, 2021

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Purser Discusses Rent Relief, Eviction Moratorium

Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, appeared on WCNY's most recent episode of CONNECT NY, "The State of Homeownership."
October 4, 2021

In Memoriam: Joseph Strasser, ‘Forever an Important Figure in our History’

He was among the Maxwell School’s most generous benefactors.

September 27, 2021

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Maxwell School Announces Montonna Professor, Dean’s Award Recipients

Osamah F. Khalil, associate professor of history and chair of the undergraduate program in international relations, was recently awarded the Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professorship for the Teaching and Education of Undergraduates.
September 23, 2021

#Kifaya# Enough Dangerous Speech for South Sudanese

Susan Appe, Nadia Rubaii, Kerry Whigham, Samuel Sebit Emmanuel
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September 22, 2021

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Coalitional Lobbying and Intersectional Representation in American Rulemaking

Maraam A. Dwidar

In her article published in American Political Science Review, Assistant Professor of Political Science Maraam Dwidar's argues that interest groups representing women, people of color, Native nations, and the poor strategically conduct intersectional advocacy through coalitional lobbying.

August 13, 2021

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Trust as an Asset Building a Managed Service Organization in MACC

Jodi Sandfort & Timothy Dykstal (University of Minnesota)
July 29, 2021

Managing a Public-Private Joint Venture: The PTB Case

Angel Saz-Carranza & Albert Serra (ESADE-Ramon Llull University)
July 29, 2021

Kujichagulia: Actively Building a Public-Nonprofit Community Partnership

Catherine Eichers-Penkert, Nicholas Dobbins & Jodi Sandfort (University of Minnesota)
July 29, 2021

Indiana Household Hazardous Waste Task Force

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

Inclusive Management: Planning 'Green Grand Rapids'

Kathryn S. Quick & Martha S. Feldman (University of California, Irvine)
July 29, 2021

Health Careers Institute Collaboration

Jay Kiedrowski & Allison Rojas (University of Minnesota)
July 29, 2021

Guardian Ad Litem of Madison County

Trent Engbers (Indiana University) & Krisitin Bishay (Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates Inc.)
July 29, 2021

Elusive Community in South Park

Denise Rodriguez (University of Washington)
July 29, 2021

Collaborative Strategy for Organizational Survival

Rob Alexander (Syracuse University)
July 29, 2021

Collaboration Amid Crisis: The Department of Defense During Hurricane Katrina

Donald P. Moynihan (University of Madison-Wisconsin)
July 29, 2021

Tobacco Settlement Distribution Simulation

Linda Blessing and Bette F. DeGraw (Arizona State University)
July 29, 2021

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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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