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 90 minute events are open to the public.
Global Perspectives on Gender Based Violence Series
In the fall of 2023, the Foundation hosted the “Global Perspectives on Gender-Based Violence” series. Conversations featured practitioners and HFG grantees connecting the latest research to practices and policies aimed at understanding and addressing gender-based violence. Videos of the series can be found below. Learn more about the series here.
Nicki Kindersley is Lecturer in African History at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University.Watch Video
Randolph Roth is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History and Sociology at Ohio State University, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of the book American Homicide.Watch Video
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.Watch Video
Daniel Agbiboa is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Rachel Sweet is Assistant Professor of Politics and Global Affairs at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, at the University of Notre Dame.Watch Video
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.Watch Video
Pete Simi is co-author (along with Robert Futrell) of the book American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Chapman University.Watch Video
Dr. Maria Restrepo-Ruiz is a Research Associate with the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut.Watch Video
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