The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Knowledge Against Violence Speaker Series provides timely research and analysis for an informed audience from leading violence experts.
Guest speakers, drawn from the Foundation’s network of scholars and practitioners, seek to illuminate the causes, manifestations, and responses to violence in areas such as war, crime, terrorism, intimate relationships, climate instability, and political extremism.
The series begins online with a planned move to an in-person format. The one-hour events are open to the public.
Speakers scheduled to discuss their work in early 2022 are:
- Jan. 26: Dr. Maria Restrepo-Ruiz
Dr. Restrepo-Ruiz, a public health sciences research associate with the Department of Public Health Sciences at UConn Health, University of Connecticut, studies the connection between armed conflict and intimate partner violence. Register for her talk here.
- Feb. 23: Dr. Aurélie Daher
Dr. Daher, a researcher at CERI Sciences Po, is an expert on Middle Eastern politics with a focus on Hezbollah and the Shiites in Lebanon. She wrote Hezbollah: Mobilization and Power.
- Mar. 23: Dr. Pete Simi
Dr. Simi is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Chapman University. An expert on extremism and violence, he co-authored American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate.
Beth Lew-Williams is a historian of race and migration in the U.S., specializing in Asian American history and Associate Professor of History at Princeton University.Watch Video