Stellan Vinthagen was profiled as Head of the first university initiative on Civil Resistance in both Waging Nonviolence and Truthout.
With parents who were Gandhian vegetarians and a grandfather who was sent to military prison during World War II for helping Jews enter Sweden, Stellan Vinthagen has nonviolent resistance in his blood.
The Psychology Today website has published a four part series by Linda Tropp and Rachel Godsil sharing insights from the mind sciences to help answer why race continues to be so salient even while most people actively reject racism and practices that can help change behavior and outcomes.
Graduate Katya Migacheva recently accepted a position with the RAND Corporation (http://www.rand.org), where she now serves as an Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist. At RAND, Katya hopes to combine her expertise in both science and policy and to continue and expand her work on societies in transition and relations between racial, ethnic, and national groups.
With a $2.8 million endowment, the University of Massachusetts has hired Stellan Vinthagen, an internationally known Swedish peace activist, to be chair in the study of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance.