Peace and Conflict Studies Associate Professor Dr. Jeremy A. Rinker, who recently received a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Program Award, is spending the Spring semester 2023 teaching and researching on caste conflict in Pune city, Maharashtra State, in India. The Fulbright-Nehru award in India is a joint venture between the U.S. government … Continued
By Cathy Knowles Leila Howze, 20, entered UNC-Greensboro and began her studies in the Fall of 2021. She transferred in as a freshman-sophomore from Charlotte’s Central Piedmont Community College after a dual program for high school students allowed her to start her college studies early. Initially, Leila was drawn to … Continued
Written by Destiny Smith Eleyan Sawafta, a graduate student in the Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) M.A. program grew up in Palestine and cites his growing up in a conflict zone as one of the key reasons why he joined the PCS program. When I asked Eleyan why he felt … Continued
Written by Stephanie Hassan A few weeks ago, I learned that my current state of residence, the great state of North Carolina, was almost wiped off the map on the 23rd of January 1961, albeit mistakenly. What led to this incident was a US Navy Boeing B-52 nuclear bomber breaking … Continued
Shortly after Russia’s military operation into Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, the Kremlin realized the miscalculations it made, which resulted in huge military losses. Still, Moscow managed to invade about 20% of Ukrainian lands mostly due to the power asymmetry.
the second time in less than a decade, Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) Associate Professor Dr. Jeremy Rinker received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award. Rinker, a professor at UNC Greensboro since 2015, plans to return to India, where he went in 2013 when he received his first Fulbright.
This semester, Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) implements new programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels that provide students with greater choice and flexibility for earning their degrees as they work for the change they’d like to see in the world. PCS now will highlight three interrelated areas of focus, Sustainability and Climate Change, Social…
A rare moment of quiet falls over the dozen Dudley High School freshmen seated in a circle in Coach Mitchell’s physical education class. It’s Tuesday, so the class is being led by UNCG’s Michael Hemphill, Jeremy Rinker, and Omari Dyson. Rinker, an associate professor of peace and conflict studies, has … Continued
My parents have been a strong influence on me in so many ways. They are givers! Growing up, we used to have a lot of people live with us, and I saw how they did everything to ensure that everyone was comfortable. They gave their time, resources, and everything to ensure … Continued
Christelle Barakat has one goal in life: to make a difference in the world by shattering glass ceilings and giving back. And this peace and conflict studies graduate student is well on her way. One look at her seven-page curriculum vitae full of accolades, service, and global experience, and you … Continued
In today’s world, openly supporting acts of terrorism is a rarity, as most of us unequivocally condemn such violence and fervently desire a world free from such horrors. When terrorism strikes close to a nation, the anger and frustration among the citizens of that country and their supporters toward irrational terrorists disrupting the peace intensify.…
A campus vigil is planned in Shola’s memory on Wednesday, November 9th at 4pm-6pm on College Ave (by the Jackson Library).
Peace and Conflict Studies professor Jeremy A. Rinker, who is on a Fulbright Award to India, presented a paper at the 4th International Conference on Evidence Based Management on February 24 in Pilani, Rajasthan, India.
Wildfires fuel climate change, and climate change fuels wildfires. PCS Professor Douglas P. Fry argues in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that the threats posed by extreme wildfires are a global challenge and require a cooperative global response.
Keynote: Reflective Pedagogies and Faculty Partnerships for Academic EngagementWhat: Dr. Rinker to participate in Restorative Justice Practices online event, sponsored by Cornell University.Date: Monday, November 14, 2022Time: 1pmWhere: Virtual. Free registration.
RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR (2022) Information may have changed due to this on-going conflict. When Russia invaded the country of Ukraine in February of this year, many were shocked by the Russian invasion in the United States and elsewhere. However, this invasion from Russia has been a long time coming, and those … Continued
Dr. Emily Janke, director of UNCG’s Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, has been elected to membership in the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship. Janke, who is also a peace and conflict studies faculty member, is one of 38 scholars in the United States and Canada formally inducted as an academy scholar today.
Imagine for a moment Sweden declaring war on and violently annexing Norway. The idea is close to unthinkable, in much the same way war between Greensboro and Raleigh would be. The Nordic countries have not warred amongst themselves for over 200 years.
By Dani Salvatore Peace and Conflict Studies students are engaged with many organizations and events across the UNCG Community. One such organization that aligns very closely with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies is Student Voices for Refugees. Student Voices for Refugees is a ‘super-network’ of student leaders who … Continued
The UNCG Department of Peace and Conflict Studies is the new academic home for peace researchers Douglas P. Fry and Geneviève Souillac. Dr. Fry, who arrives to Chair the Department, is an internationally known anthropologist of peace. Dr. Souillac, likewise, is renowned for her interdisciplinary, humanities-based approach to peace studies, the field in … Continued
UNC Greensboro Students show solidarity for people caught in the middle of Iraq revolution.
The aftermath of the fire saw 30 families displaced and relocated after housing inspectors found nearly 1,000 code violations. Despite the loss and upheaval of these families, little else has changed. Refugees are among the most vulnerable populations in any country, and with anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise around the world, refugees remain in perilous…