Hanne M. Watkins joins Peace Program

We welcome Hannah M. Watkins to the Peace program as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Fall, 2018

Hanne M. Watkins holds a BA (Hons.) in Psychology and Linguistics, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne, in Australia. She also completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Melbourne, in 2016. Her main research interests are moral psychology, intergroup conflict, and philosophical “just war theory,” which is why her thesis was on how people make moral judgments about killing in war.

Topol Summit brings together nonviolence scholars, practitioners and students

For the sixty scholars, practitioners, and students who gathered for the 2017 Topol Summit on Transforming the Research and Practice of Nonviolent Activism, the day was an opportunity to share ideas and inspiration across fields—and to strategize about how to use their individual perspectives and expertise to find new, creative approaches to conflict resolution.

Our Faculty, Students and Graduates in the News

David Reinhard wins grant-in-aid from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Dr. David Reinhard, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program working on a project awarded by the National Science Foundation program faculty member Dr. Bernhard Leidner, received a new grant from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). This new research project of Dr. Reinhard examines when and why tensions between nations are more likely to violently escalate and also explores methods for increasing support for conflict de-escalation.  

Linda Tropp gave a talk on intergroup contact, racial anxiety, and navigating race in diverse classrooms to the Teaching Tolerance group of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Morris Dees, co-founder and chief attorney for the SPLC and Linda Tropp

Linda Tropp was invited to give a talk on intergroup contact, racial anxiety, and navigating race in diverse  classrooms in the context of K-12 education to the staff, advisory board, and teaching award winners of Teaching Tolerance, as well as to leading staff at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

 You can learn more about Teaching Tolerance and SPLC at the links below:

Linda Tropp Selected as Recipient of the 2018 Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology

Linda Tropp has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), which "honors the author(s) of a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years."  

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