Human Solidarity and Security Speaker Series at Gonzaga

The Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies and The Journal of Hate Studies are presenting the Human Solidarity and Security Speaker series on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 pm. The event will be held in the Barbieri Courtroom of the Gonzaga School of Law and is free and open to the public.

Hardly a day passes without hearing a newscast or seeing an article about the influence of social media on politics. 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, hatred, and associated humanitarian disasters?
  • How can we promote nonviolent social change through social media?

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

Joseph G. Bok, Ph.D. is the author of The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention (MIT Press, 2012), and the director of Global Health Training and Teaching Professor for the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. He 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.

Joining the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies and the Journal of Hate Studies to co-sponsor this event are the Gonzaga Law School of Law and the Gonzaga Center for Global Engagement. For information contact or call (509) 313-3665

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