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561-297-1307, patsyj@fau.edu

FAU Presents Seminar on "Preventing Genocide"                                                       

BOCA RATON, FL (February 5, 2007) -  Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, located within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, will host “Preventing Genocide,” a seminar presented by Andrea Bartoli, Ph.D., director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York.   The event will take place on Wednesday, February 7 at 4 p.m. in room BU120 in the Barry Kaye College of Business on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

Genocide happens all too frequently and is extraordinarily destructive.   It is the product of human action and as such can be understood and hopefully prevented.   Unfortunately, genocidal trends are increasing.   In order to identify relevant insights from actual cases, it is imperative to analyze different areas of inquiry including politics, military affairs, diplomacy, intelligence, law and the media.   The lecture will have references to current trends and the necessity to effectively use early warning systems to generate proper responses.

Bartoli is an anthropologist from Rome, Italy whose current research is on regional conflict in Southern Africa; conflict resolution and the role of religions; and in the learning organization in the field of conflict resolution.   His primary interests focus on the emergence of peace and its sustainability, through both preventive and systemic approaches.

            Co-hosts of this event include the department of psychology, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science; department of graduate studies; Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters; and the Peace Studies Program.

For more information, contact Larry S. Liebovitch, Ph.D. at 561-297-2239 or liebovitch@ccs.fau.edu.

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