Sramana Majumdar

"Violence, Identity and Self-determination: Narratives of conflict from the Kashmir Valley" 4:15 PM, Monday 18 Nov Room 239, BYC Bryn Mawr College

Exposure Index

Tired of paper and pencil questionnaires about integration and intergroup contact? Try the new and improved EXPOSURE INDEX (click tab above on this page).

The Strategic Use of Emotion in Conflict; Asch seminar on November 17th, 2008

Roger Petersen, MIT

Many ongoing conflicts, especially those involving Western intervention, can be characterized in terms of a type of “game” with a fairly stable set of actors, preferences, and rules. At certain junctures, actors use emotions to change the set of actors, reshape preferences, and alter the rules. Actors possess […]

Jonathan Hyman, new associate director

Acclaimed photographer Jonathan Hyman has joined the Asch Center as an associate director.  Jonathan is exploring the role of visual culture in the context of ethnic conflict.  He has many exciting ideas for collaboration, and with his help, we will soon begin featuring the work of visual artists on our web site.  A documentary film […]

Asch featured in Bryn Mawr’s Alumnae Bulletin

The August 2008 edition of the Alumnae Bulletin includes an article about Asch’s move to Bryn Mawr College. The article mentions current projects like the speaker series, and visiting scholar Muhammed Fani’s book-in-progress on the emergence of religious radicalism in Pakistan. Our plans for the future include bringing postdoctoral fellows with recent experience in conflict […]

Misreading the Arab Media

Jeremy Ginges, currently at the New School for Social Research, coauthored an op-ed piece in the New York Times on opinions of Arab journalists. Far from being our enemies, Arab journalists could be among the “most powerful weapons in the war of ideas against terrorism” according to the authors.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/25/opinion/25pintak.html? _r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin

Roy Eidelson video: Resisting the drums of war

A posting onThe Situationist website featured a video created by Roy Eidelson. According to Eidelson, our “Five Core Concerns” are easy targets for leaders wishing to sway public opinion. He explains how how awareness of core concerns can help us to “recognize, counter and resist the appeals of warmongers.” To view the video on Eidelson’s […]