Institute for Hate Studies and the Journal of Hate Studies present:
Solidarity and Security Speaker Series
October 24 - 7:00PM
Courtroom - Gonzaga School of Law
and Open to the Public -
Technology of Nonviolence
G. Bock, Ph.D.
Global Health Training and Teaching Professor
for Global Health, the University of Notre Dame
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
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
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
call 509.313.3665 or visit http://www.gonzaga.edu/hatestudies