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

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Budapest, George Soros, and the power of ethnic mobilization

Central European Univ.

Asch Seminar, Monday October 20th

Asch Co-Director Clark McCauley will give a brief introduction to opportunities in Budapest’s new Central European University, followed by three answers to the question: Why is no one ready to die for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union?

The Asch seminar is held at […]

Jonathan Hyman, Cultural Envoy

Muslim woman with 9/11 mural in Brooklyn. Photograph by Jonathan Hyman.

Our Associate Director for Conflict and Visual Culture Initiatives is going on a 3 week lecture tour in Europe to lecture on various topics concerning visual culture, contemporary American popular culture, memory, and the American response to the 9/11 attacks. He will […]

Can Israel stay in the Middle East? Ian Lustick speaks on Sept. 22

Ian Lustick, Bess W. Heyman Chair of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his new paper:



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 […]

Mellon Grant for Asch Seminar Series

We are proud to announce that the 2008-2009 Asch Center Seminar Series will be supported by a Seed Grant from the Mellon Tri-College Faculty Forum.

Anti-immigrant violence in S. Africa: Marc Ross on NPR

On June 2nd, NPR’s Bryant Park Project news show featured Marc Ross discussing recent violence in South Africa against immigrants from Zimbabwe and other neighboring countries.

Follow the link below to read a summary and listen to the interview.

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. _r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin

The separatist conflict in Sri Lanka: A multipolar approach

An excerpt from Asoka Bandarage’s new book, The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka: Broadening the Discourse (Routledge) was recently published in the Harvard International Review. Bandarage is professor at Georgetown University. The Sri Lankan Conflict A Multi-Polar Approach By Asoka Bandarage

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 […]