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Thompson Discusses the Legacy of Far-Right Women’s Groups in the US on WORT 89.9FM

"There have been women involved for a long, long time. For example, there was a very active women’s branch of the Klu Klux Klan in the 1920s. And many of those women, but not all, had been members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy," says Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science.

July 27, 2023

Research by Gallo-Cruz Cited in Salon Article on the Human Costs of Global Warming

Citing the work of organizations like Global Witness in conflict zones worldwide, Selina Gallo-Cruz, associate professor of sociology, points out that a significant part of the violence on this planet comes from the North's "extraction of natural resources through mining or deforestation—palm oil plantations are a big one—and mega-, mega-agricultural projects," all of which lead to "outbreaks of very violent conflict."

July 18, 2023

A New African Elite: Place in the Making of a Bridge Generation

Deborah Pellow

"A New African Elite: Place in the Making of a Bridge Generation," authored by Professor Emerita of Anthropology Deborah Pellow, focuses on a sub-set of the Dagomba of northern Ghana, and looks at the first generation to go through secondary school in the north.

July 17, 2023

Africa and Urban Anthropology

Deborah Pellow and Suzanne Scheld, editors

"Africa and Urban Anthropology: Theoretical and Methodological Contributions from Contemporary Fieldwork," co-edited by Professor Emerita of Anthropology Deborah Pellow, offers valuable anthropological insight into urban Africa, covering a range of cities across a continent that has become one of the fastest urbanizing geographic areas of the globe.

July 17, 2023

Students, Faculty Receive Spring 2023 SOURCE and Honors Research Grants

The awards support undergraduate research projects.

July 14, 2023

Farhana Sultana Addresses European Parliament

The Maxwell School professor participated in a conference on climate and sustainability.

July 14, 2023

Sultana Quoted in ScienceAlert Article on Rising Sea Levels

"This can't continue as systems that become more unstable and unpredictable will harm more in chaotic ways," says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment.

July 11, 2023

Taylor Discusses the Wagner Group, Russian President Putin with Business Insider, DW and Newsweek

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says that the mutiny fallout has put Putin in a position he's neither familiar nor comfortable with—often using his pulpit to blast political enemies, both inside and outside of Moscow. "Now he's applying that very same language to one of his own guys, someone he elevated to a position of power and responsibility," Taylor says.

July 7, 2023

Research in a Closed Political Context, COVID, and Across Languages

Darzhan Kazbekova, Rebecca Schewe

"Research in a Closed Political Context, COVID, and Across Languages: Methodological Lessons, Messages, and Ideas," co-authored by Darzhan Kazbekova, graduate research associate in the Center for Policy Design and Governance, and Rebecca Schewe, associate professor of sociology, was published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods.

June 26, 2023

Taylor Discusses Putin and the Wagner Group's Mutiny with Forbes, Newsweek, Reuters, Vox

"I think Putin emerges from this significantly weakened," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science. "I think if you're a member of the Russian elite or are in fact a member of the Russian population, you're going to look at this and think, 'Wow, a private army just drove on Moscow for most of the day. No one stopped them and they're allowed to leave and no real consequences.'"

June 26, 2023

McCormick Comments on Mexico’s Illegal Oil Taps in ASIS International Article

“The whole huachicolero [fuel theives] phenomenon, it’s been in play for a long time in Mexico,” explains Gladys McCormick, associate professor of history and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

June 20, 2023

Taylor Discusses Wagner Group Leader Yevgeny Prigozhin on Slate Podcast

"He’s [Prigozhin] clearly trying to draw a sharp contrast between his presence directly on the battlefield, his engagement with his soldiers, and the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, which he frequently attacks as being out of touch elitists who are damaging the war effort," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science.

June 19, 2023

Huber Discusses His Book, “Climate Change as Class War” on Future Histories Podcast

"So if we can pair climate decarbonization with more increased secure access to people's basic material needs, you could start to build a much broader popular base," says Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment. 

June 7, 2023

McCormick Weighs In on Mexican President AMLO’s Seizure of Billionaire’s Rail Line in Bloomberg

Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, says Lopez Obrador’s recent actions reflect the “sort of populist demagogue persona that he’s carved out for himself,” and that it’s all been part of a perfect recipe “for him to be go out there in public and remind people that he is, above all, for Mexico.”

June 2, 2023

Purser Discusses Syracuse’s Housing Market, High Rent Costs in Syracuse.com Article

“Certainly, there’s not enough affordable housing,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. “You have a situation of high poverty and a really kind of outrageous rental market in Syracuse.”

May 24, 2023

See related: Housing, New York State

McCormick Discusses Biden’s Call with Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Politico

“If the U.S. dismissed him wholeheartedly, it’s going to make these conversations—and again some of these are happening behind closed doors—a hell of a lot more difficult to be had,” says Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair on Mexico-U.S. Relations, regarding the immigration talks between the U.S. and Mexico as Title 42 lifts this week.

May 9, 2023

Jok Comments on the Ongoing Conflict in Sudan on GLOBAL with JJ Green, Newzroom Afika and TRT World

"This has been a long time coming," says Jok Madut Jok, professor of anthropology 
May 5, 2023

Purser Quoted in NPR Article on Worker Safety Standards

“There needs to be greater regulation of the staffing industry,” says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. “And we need to make it a lot easier for workers to unionize. All of the research has shown that in unionized workplaces, workers are far less likely to experience injury or fatalities.”

May 3, 2023

See related: Government, Labor, United States

Huber Weighs in on NY Using Nuclear Power to Reach Its Climate Goals in City & State Article

“It’s a generational thing,” says Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment. “A lot of younger generations are really fixated on climate and understand that nuclear is one our best options to deal with climate, so we gotta keep it on the table.”

April 26, 2023

Griffiths Piece on Why Secession Won’t Work for the US Published in the Hill

"Simply put, secession is a political solution for an ethnonational problem among regionally concentrated populations. The problem in America is one of political polarization," writes Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science.

April 20, 2023

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Conversations in Conflict Studies with Owen Pell

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Genocide & Mass Atrocity Prevention:  Emerging Infrastructures and Practices.” Guest Speaker: Owen Pell is a Partner at White & Case LLP.
The last 15-20 years has seen the field of genocide and mass atrocity prevention emerge from the broader field of human rights studies.  Prevention studies aim to move beyond how and which rights are defined and recognized under international law, and crisis intervention.  By contrast, prevention studies focuses on better identifying, measuring, and interdicting or interrupting the processes which result in outbreaks of genocide and mass atrocity crimes, and on making societies more resilient in preventing outbreaks of genocide or mass atrocity violence.  This new focus, which has paralleled the UN’s focus on the Responsibility to Protect, has begun to foster new infrastructure for addressing genocide prevention, and new practices for engaging within government, among governments, and, among corporations, civil society, and governments.  

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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