Jamie Rowen, UMass Amherst Political Science "Searching for the Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement: Peace and Justice in Columbia"

This talk will focus on the recent peace accords in Colombia as an example of the emerging transitional justice movement. By explaining how the idea of transitional justice entered domestic politics, and how different political actors utilized it to make claims against one another, the talk gives a fresh perspective on how the Colombian peace accords came about. In addition, it provides insights into the failed plebiscite in October 2 and the future of peace and justice in the country.


Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:00 to 13:15

Alesha Durfee, ASU Social Transformation, "Impacts of Institutional and Contextual Factors on Protective Order Decision-Making"

Arizona is unique in the United States in that domestic violence victims may file for a protection order at any court, rather than being limited by jurisdictional and residency requirements. This allows for an in-depth analysis of victim decision-making not possible anywhere else in the U.S. (both whether and where to file for an order).


Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:00 to 13:15

Tyina Steptoe UA History, "Migration and the Making of a Multiethnic Society"

In the years following World War I, Houston, Texas, began to transition from a city with a predominantly white and African American population into an increasingly multiethnic society. Despite segregationists’ attempts to fix racial categories through Jim Crow laws, the migration of ethnic Mexicans and Creoles of color complicated ideas of blackness and whiteness. From controversies over language, religion, and music, the influx of migrants affected racial practice and racial ideologies.


Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:00 to 13:15
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