Assistant Professor Susan Thomson’s book, “Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Postgenocide Rwanda”, has been named one of the outstanding books of the year by the University of Wisconsin Press. See more here: http://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5148.htm
Choice editors Just Named Professor Thomson’s Book on Reconciliation in Postgenocide Rwanda as One of its Outstanding Academic titles for 2014By Peace and Conflict Studies on January 26, 2015
Professor Karen Harpp and her popular course, “The Advent of the Atomic Bomb”, are profiled this month in the Chronicle of Higher Education. You can read the article here:
Professor Jacob Stoll extended learning well beyond his classroom’s four walls when his class participated in a simulated strategic battle of quick thinking versus in-depth planning and technology at the Colgate Bewkes Center.
Two teams of students, one armed with phones and the other commanding flying drones, experienced first-hand the complexities of field operations and the role and impact of planning and discipline when embroiled in a conflict. Learn more about the innovative learning experience.
Writing about Western Sahara and Morocco in a feature article online at World Politics Review, Professor Jacob Mundy asserted that “a web of geopolitical interests keeps the conflict in a permanent state of limbo.”
Mundy, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies, looks for a disruptive event to “unbalance the deadlock,” though, he wrote, the likeliest events — the Arab Spring, the 2012 Mali crisis, and renewed oil and gas interest in the area – all have failed to do so, at least thus far.
Mundy’s conclusion: “Right now, oil is the factor to watch when it comes to the Western Sahara dispute.”
Mundy has taught at Colgate since fall 2011. He is co-author of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict Irresolution and co-editor and contributor to The Post-Conflict Environment: Investigation and Critique. His forthcoming book is Imaginative Geographies of Algerian Violence.
“Good people do bad things, and bad people do good things,” said Professor Susan Thomson.
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This story was originally published by the Upstate Institute at Colgate University.
Emily Luba ’16 is new to the Field School this summer, and is working with two organizations that are new as well. Emily is a double major in Peace and Conflict Studies and Geography from Vancouver, and is working with community development start-ups Waterville First and the Horned Dorset Colony.
Why are Rwandans Disappearing? Professor Susan Thomson and Co-Author Lara Santor Offer an Answer in the New York TimesBy Peace and Conflict Studies on June 17, 2014
Professor Thomson co-authors chapter in Globetrotting or Global Citizenship: Perils and Potential of International Experiential LearningBy Peace and Conflict Studies on May 17, 2014
Professor Thomson wrote (with Marie-Eve Desrosiers, University of Ottawa) a chapter in the new book Globetrotting or Global Citizenship: Perils and Potential of International Experiential Learning.
The chapter examines experiential learning in difficult environments, using postgenocide Rwanda as a case study.
Click here to learn more about the publication.