Professor Atran offered a number of case studies of the process by which individuals are recruited into violent extremism, examining the role of networks of friendship and kin within contexts of neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and leisure activity. >>
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A strange story unfolded in the shadows of the legal and diplomatic furor that accompanied the release, on 15 September 2009, of Richard Goldstone’s Report on the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which alleged that the Israeli army (and Hamas) committed war crimes and indeed that Israel might even be guilty of “crimes against humanity.” >>
There are numerous ways to understand the place of violence in the lives of the survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery during the Asia Pacific War (1910-45), but it is perhaps most important to ask how survivors have thought about and responded to violence. >>
The ambition of Professor Bernstein’s talk was to examine the precise nature of the moral harm of rape. >>