Center for Conflict Studies Knowledge as Action, Action as Change

Speakers Series

Fall 2014

"Book Launch and Discussion with Julia Reynolds" (Open to the Public)

Date: Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: DLC Design Space, MIIS (420 Calle Principal)

Julia, currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center, is a reporter and editor who has worked for MediaNews newspapers, PBS, NPR and other outlets. Julia will discuss the Nuestra Familia gang, the subject of her book. She will also highlight findings from her ongoing research on the role of women and girls in the gangs of Salinas.

Spring 2014

"The Role of Media in Insurgencies and Conflict Resolution" (Open to the Public)

Date: Friday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: MG 102, Pacific St., Monterey, CA

Co-sponsored by the M2 Lecture Series

The Center for Conflict Studies welcomes Prof. Orion Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College, to discuss the role international media coverage plays in conflict resolution and foreign policy decisions. Using data from all major insurgencies between 1946 and 2006, Lewis finds that more international media coverage generally means a higher likelihood of third party intervention and a shorter conflict. He will discuss these findings and their implications. For more information and an abstract of the presentation, click here.

Spring 2013

"Using Film & Mobile Tech to Prevent Gender-Based Violence" (Open to the Public)

Date: Monday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Morse Building B104, Van Buren St., Monterey, CA 

Co-sponsored by The Conflict Resolution Association and Women's International Perspective

The Center for Conflict Studies welcomes Nacncy Schwartzman, a filmmaker, media strategist and catalyst for social change who believes storytelling and technology can create safer communities for women and girls. Nancy is the Founder of The Line Campaign, a non-profit dedicated to empowering young leaders to end sexual violence. With the creation of Circle of 6 iPhone and Android app, Nancy's team won the highly competitive White House Apps Against Abuse.

"A Journey Through Gandhi's Land" (Open to the Public)

Date: Thursday, April 11 at 6:15 p.m.

Location: Irvine Auditorium 499 Pierce St. Monterey, CA 

The Center for Conflict Studies presents “A Journey Through Gandhi’s Land.” Please join us as Prof. Iyer and her students share stories from our trip to Gujarat, India as well as launch our book, “Gandhi’s Gujarat: Vibrant Diversity.” The presentation will be followed by a book signing and reception in McCone Upper Atrium.

Fall 2012

“Syria: A Female Journalist’s Perspective”

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. 

Alia Turki Al-Rabeo was born and raised in Damascus, Syria, and is now co-director for an Istanbul-based media resource organization “Silent Heroes, Invisible Bridges.”