Introduction: The HFG Review
James M. Hester, HFG President
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While the primary purpose of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation is to support scientific and scholarly research on violence, aggression, and dominance, we also believe that we have a responsibility to inform the public of the findings of sponsored research and to discuss how that knowledge relates to problems of society today. This and subsequent issues of the HFG Review will present examples of productive thinking on particular topics by our grantees and others. This issue focuses on political violence: where and why it is happening and what to do, and not to do, in response. We hope these commentaries will inform readers interested in current global developments and scholarly thinking and point in practical directions for future research and current policy actions. Each issue will also contain bibliographical material and a list of scholars studying the subject matter under our auspices, which should enable interested readers to explore the subject further on their own.

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