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The Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies and the Journal of Hate Studies present: Human Solidarity and Security Speaker Series
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Gonzaga School of Law
Thursday, October 24, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PT)
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(509) 313-3665
Event Url:http://www.gonzaga.edu/hatestudies
Department:Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies

The Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies and the Journal of Hate Studies present:

Human Solidarity and Security Speaker Series

Thursday, October 24 - 7:00PM

Barbieri Courtroom - Gonzaga School of Law

-      Free and Open to the Public -

The Technology of Nonviolence

Joseph G. Bock, Ph.D.

Director of Global Health Training and Teaching Professor

Eck Institute for Global Health, the University of Notre Dame


Hardly a day passes without hearing a newscast or seeing an article about the influence of social media on politics and public life. Some stories highlight connections between social media and violent political unrest, others highlight how people are using social media to overthrow dictators, track disease outbreaks, and effect nonviolent social change.

  •  How can we harness these newer technologies to prevent violence, hate, and associated humanitarian disasters? 
  •  How can we promote nonviolent social change through social media?

In this talk, Dr. Bock will discuss technologies and methodologies currently in use, such as crowdsourcing and digital mapping, for their human rights efficacy and ethical implications.

Dr. Joseph G. Bock is the first-ever Visiting Fellow of the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies.  He is the author of The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention (MIT Press, 2012).  Dr. Bock has addressed gatherings at the World Bank, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a UN Assembly in Cairo, Catholic University of Leuven, and the Drew University Institute on Religion and Conflict Resolution.  He has consulted for the Asia Foundation, served as Director of External Relations for the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, led on-the-ground operations for Catholic Relief Services and American Refugee Committee in many parts of Asia, Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East, and served three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives.  

During his upcoming visit to Gonzaga, October 22-24, Dr. Bock will meet with undergraduate classes, engage faculty and graduate students in special lunchtime sessions, and speak at the 5th Annual Take Action Against Hate Banquet. 

Joining the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies and the Journal of Hate Studies to co-sponsor the October 24 talk are the Gonzaga Law School of Law and the Gonzaga Center for Global Engagement. 

For information, email hatestudies@gonzaga.edu, call 509.313.3665 or visit http://www.gonzaga.edu/hatestudies

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