Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Tawakkol Karman spent a day at UMass, culminated by a talk in the Bernie Dallas Room to a large crowd on the topic of 
Nonviolence as a Means of Struggle, Change and Success

Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in non-violent struggle for the expression rights, safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work in Yemen.

While here on campus, she met with undergraduate and graduate students before giving her talk.

Sponsored by UMass Amherst Psychology of Peace and Violence Program and the UMass Lowell Greeley Scholars for Peace Studies Award

 

Statement of Solidarity with Academics for Peace

The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program stands in solidarity with the signatories of the January 2016 Peace Petition, who are now facing a fresh round of criminal indictments.
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Linda Tropp Edits Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement

Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement

Linda Tropp has edited a new book “Making Research Matter: A Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement.”
The book gathers well-known experts to discuss how researchers can impact a broader audience, by lending their scientific expertise to pressing social issues, current events, and public debates.

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Dr. David Reinhard received a new grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) for a research project entitled “De-escalating Conflict in International Rivalries

Dr. David Reinhard

Dr. David Reinhard, a new Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology of Peace a Violence Program working under the supervision of Dr. Bernhard Leidner, received a new grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). His research project entitled “De-escalating Conflict in International Rivalries” aims to understand how rivalries between nations can lead to conflict escalation, and whether this understanding can be leveraged for conflict reduction and prevention.

Linda Tropp gave an invited talk at HeroiKon Conference in Budapest, Hungary

Linda tropp gave an invited talk at HeroiKon Conference in Budapest, Hungary

Linda Tropp gave an invited talk at the HeroiKon Conference in Budapest, Hungary on October 4, 2017 entitled "Transforming Group Relations Through Contact: Changing Attitudes, Pursuing Peace, and Promoting Social Justice"

She discussed how and why contact can promote more positive attitudes and relations between groups, and how it can motivate members of  advantaged groups to engage in activism for equality and social justice.

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