Knowledge Against Violence Speaker Series

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 one-hour events are open to the public.

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February 16, 2023

“Protectors or Predators: Understanding Urban Gang Violence Around the World” Panel

Nicholas Barnes is a Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, David C. Brotherton is Professor of Sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Adeem Suhail is an assistant professor in social anthropology at Franklin and Marshall College, and Rosette Sifa Vuninga is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of the Western Cape’s Centre for the Humanities Research.

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September 17, 2022

“Rising Violent Crime in Mexico” Panel

Angélica Durán-Martínez is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Global Studies PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Guillermo Trejo is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Violence and Transitional Justice Lab at the University of Notre Dame. Javier Osorio is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Arizona.

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May 3, 2022

“Why We Fight”: Dr. Chris Blattman

Dr. Chris Blattman is the author of Why We Fight: The Roots of War and Paths to Peace and Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of Chicago, in Harris Public Policy and The Pearson Institute.

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