This project focuses on the ways values help mitigate the negative effects of discrimination on well-being.
The main goal of this proposed project is to examine the ways general value orientations might be moderating the relationship between discrimination and wellbeing. I specifically focus on agentic value orientations revolving around independent… more »
This project examines the causes and consequences of criminal violence in cities affected by rapid urbanization, political transition and institutional weakness. It seeks to explain variation in crime levels among neighborhoods and cities; examine the role of local and national government in preventing or fueling crime; and identify innovative solutions that… more »
Political settlements, women’s representation and gender equality: The 2008 gender-based violence law and gender parity in primary and secondary education in Rwanda by Drs. Jennie E. Burnet and Jeanne d’Arc Kanakuze was recently published online by Effective States and Inclusive Development.
“This paper explores the ways in which power and politics shape the realisation… more »
Congratulations to GSI student Christine Provine, who was featured in an article on the Southwest Air Community website as a “Community Connector.” As part of her Global Studies internship, Provine has dedicated her time toward rejuvenating Woodruff Park through Central Atlanta Progress. The organization, which is responsible for the management of the park… more »
“When multicultural societies begin dividing into factions based on ethnic identities, assigning blame to the “other” and emphasizing the differences among us rather than the similarities, the stage is set for political violence… or worse.
In recent months, President Trump has used other terms to label terrorists, calling them instead “deranged persons” and even “losers.” Newsweek spoke with a number of experts and persons affected by acts of terror about using these labels and others. Global Studies’ Dr. John Horgan was one such expert:
On November 1, 2017, an attacker drove a truck into a busy lower Manhattan bike path. The attacker, an Uzbekistan citizen who legally entered the U.S. in 2011, was “under the radar of counterterrorism officials,” says the article posted on Arab News.
The reporter spoke with Global Studies’ Professor John Horgan, whom they noted… more »
Dr. Jennie Burnet delves into the horrors of the Rwandan genocide, and how the violence of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., and the reaction of U.S. President Donald Trump mirror the beginnings of those atrocities.
“In Rwanda in the early 1990s, the single-party state of President Habyarimana faced a political impasse. Fearful of losing their… more »
[VIDEO] In this special edition of GSU TV, we see the difficult challenges of the global refugee crisis as well as the many positive aspects of accepting refugees into our communities. The program highlights the diversity of Clarkston, Georgia, one of the most diverse cities in the country. It shows the stories of refugees… more »
[VIDEO] As North Korea’s threat to strike Guam hangs in the air, GSI Director Tony Lemieux sat down with 11Alive News to discuss America’s options. “In terms of the kind of impact for us,” says Lemieux, speaking not only of the U.S. as a whole but also of Georgia, “it would be staggering, frankly.” Georgia,… more »