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).

Pterodactyl-like bot “Daler” uses its wings for walking

A sign of greater flexibility to come, this design can both fly and walk. The proposed application is search and rescue – getting to a disaster zone and then being able to go into the rubble to look for survivors. Note, though, that the article’s example for UAVs is military drones “raining death from above”.

There is more than one way to imagine a drone: visualising the practice of drone warfare


Elspeth Van Veeren

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Relations Convenor, Post-Structural Politics Working Group of the British International Studies Association

Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAST), Department of Politics, University of Copenhagen

DK-1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Department of International Relations, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex Arts B380(B), Brighton BN1 9SJ, United



Past, present, and future of drones for military, police, and private use will be the focus of text and visual contributions to the Drones Project. Opening soon.


Clark McCauley and Sophia Moskalenko announce their new book with Oxford University Press

Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us (click for Oxford University Press web site)

The book identifies twelve mechanisms of radicalization nested in three levels– individuals, small groups, and mass publics– and shows these mechanisms at work in People’s Will […]

Diasporas in Home Country Politics

Diasporas in Home Country Politics

Notice the new section of the Asch web site! “Diasporas in Home Country Politics” is the new tab at the top of the Asch home page.

Diasporas have been studied for their effects on the economics, politics, and culture of their host countries, usually Western countries. Much less attention has […]

Jujitsu Politics in Putin’s Russia?

An interview with Boris Berezovsky explores the political uses of ethnopolitical conflict in Russia. The dynamics referred to in the interview are interesting whatever you think about its accuracy. The interview was translated from Russian by Sophia Moskalenko; translator’s notes appear in brackets. Freedom Radio is a private non-profit news media financed by the U.S. Congress. It transmits to over twenty countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Caucus, and Central Asia. […]

9/11 Murals and Tattoos: Making Memories and Reconstructing Icons

The theme for the 2009-2010 Asch seminars is Visual Culture and Conflict. To kick off the new series, Associate Director and Documentary Photographer Jonathan Hyman will be speaking on Monday, September 14th, on public expressions in response to the 9/11 tragedy. Hyman’s 9/11 photographs have been exhibited at Ground Zero, at the National Constitution Center, […]

Moshe Maoz and Ifat Maoz essays on the Arab-Israeli conflict

Israel's "separation wall" in the West Bank. Photo by Marc Ross.

Asch affiliate Moshe Ma’oz, and his daughter, Asch visiting scholar Ifat Ma’oz, both have articles in this week’s edition of Common Ground News Service – Middle East. Click the links below to read the entire articles.

Solving the Palestinian refugee problem: Is […]

The war’s over; now the real trouble starts

by Eranda Jayawickreme

There are good reasons to celebrate the Sri Lankan government’s final victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels last week. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were one of the most brutal and repressive terrorist organizations in the world, with a crypto-fascist ideology focused on the personality cult of their now-slain […]

Conflict and Visual Culture online galleries

Photographer Melanie Blanding is Asch's first featured artist. Learn more by clicking on one of her images at right.

Asch’s newest project is up and running! Under the direction of Associate Director for Conflict and Visual Culture Initiatives Jonathan Hyman, the Asch network is expanding to include photographers, fine artists and filmmakers exploring […]