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GSI Research at a Glance

Global Studies Institute Research Projects

Title Description Location Faculty
The Politics of Urban Violence in Developing Countries This project examines the causes and consequences of criminal violence in cities affected by rapid urbanization, political transition and institutional weakness Central America, the Caribbean and West Africa Louis-Alexandre Berg

Title Description Location Faculty
The Politics of Urban Violence in Developing Countries This project examines the causes and consequences of criminal violence in cities affected by rapid urbanization, political transition and institutional weakness Central America, the Caribbean and West Africa Louis-Alexandre Berg
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Rescuer Behavior: Examining Rescuer Behavior During the Rwandan Genocide
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this project examines rescuer behavior,
community-level resistance to violence . . .
Rwanda Jennie Burnet
Coping with Conflict and Mass Violence: Memory, Trauma, and Recovery
This project explores the problems of survivorship and the long-term cultural, social, and
psychological consequences of conflict . . .
Rwanda Jennie Burnet
Gender Violence, Gender Security, Culture and Law in Liberia and Rwanda: A Framework for Historical and Anthropological Research and Analysis
This project studies the persistent and widespread problem of gender-based
violence . . .
Liberia and Rwanda  Jennie Burnet
Moral Schemas, Cultural Conflict, and Socio-political Action Examining Values in Social Mobilization U.S., Turkey, France and Korea Rengin Firat
Self and Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa: Communal Identity, Value Boundaries and Religious Belief as Foundations of Happiness Self and Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa  Sub-Saharan Africa Rengin Firat
Coalitional Psychology, Inter-ethnic Conflict and Well-being Inter-ethnic Psychological Mechanisms of Well-being France, South Africa, Brazil, China and the U.S. Rengin Firat
This project focuses on the ways values help mitigate the negative effects of discrimination on well-being. U.S. Rengin Firat
Across the Universe? A Comparative Analysis of Violent Radicalization Across Three Offender Types With Implications for Criminal Justice Training and Education The project compares the developmental, antecedent behavior and ideological factors . . . U.S. John Horgan
This project represents the first ever evaluation of a CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) program in the United States  . . .  U.S. John Horgan
Preventing the Next Generation: Mapping the Pathways of Child Mobilization into Violent Extremist Organizations In recent years, the increase in the number of children participating in front line terrorist activity has taken . . .  Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Somalia John Horgan
Understanding American Muslim Converts in the Context of Security and Society This project . . .  examines the scale of growth, causes and processes of Islamic conversion in America  . . . U.S. John Horgan
Identifying and Countering Early Risk Factors for Violent Extremism Among Somali Refugee Communities Resettled in North America  Somalis have been one of the largest refugee groups to arrive in the U.S. every year over the past decade . . . U.S. John Horgan

Title Description Location Faculty
Gender and Political Settlement: Inclusion and Policy Influence in Developing Countries This project investigates the relationship between women’s inclusion in politics and their ability to . . . Rwanda Jennie Burnet
 Gender Violence, Gender Security, Culture and Law in Liberia and Rwanda: A Framework for Historical and Anthropological Research and Analysis
This project studies the persistent and widespread problem of gender-based
violence . . .
Liberia and Rwanda  Jennie Burnet
 Sub-Saharan Africa: Communal Identity, Value Boundaries and Religious Belief as Foundations of Happiness Self and Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Rengin Firat
Coalitional Psychology, Inter-ethnic Conflict and Well-being Inter-ethnic Psychological Mechanisms of Well-being France, South Africa, Brazil, China and the U.S. Rengin Firat

Title Description Location Faculty
Coalitional Psychology, Inter-ethnic Conflict and Well-being Inter-ethnic Psychological Mechanisms of Well-being France, South Africa, Brazil, China and the U.S. Rengin Firat

Title Description Location Faculty
Rebuilding Security Forces after Civil War This study examines the effects of foreign assistance to military and police forces in the aftermath of civil war. Liberia, Sierra Leone, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Timor Leste Louis-Alexandre Berg
Gender and Political Settlement: Inclusion and Policy Influence in Developing Countries
This project investigates the relationship between women’s inclusion in politics and their ability to . . .
 Rwanda Jennie Burnet
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Rescuer Behavior: Examining Rescuer Behavior During the Rwandan Genocide
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this project examines rescuer behavior,
community-level resistance to violence . . .
Rwanda Jennie Burnet
Coping with Conflict and Mass Violence: Memory, Trauma, and Recovery
This project explores the problems of survivorship and the long-term cultural, social, and
psychological consequences of conflict . . .
 Rwanda Jennie Burnet
Gender Violence, Gender Security, Culture and Law in Liberia and Rwanda: A Framework for Historical and Anthropological Research and Analysis
This project studies the persistent and widespread problem of gender-based
violence . . .
Liberia and Rwanda Jennie Burnet
Moral Schemas, Cultural Conflict, and Socio-political Action
Examining Values in Social Mobilization
U.S., Turkey, France and Korea Rengin Firat
Self and Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa: Communal Identity, Value Boundaries and Religious Belief as Foundations of Happiness
Self and Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa Rengin Firat
Coalitional Psychology, Inter-ethnic Conflict and Well-being
Inter-ethnic Psychological Mechanisms of Well-being
France, South Africa, Brazil, China and the U.S. Rengin Firat