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Refugee Testimonies Workshop at Clark: Teaching techniques, value of ‘witnessing’

Participants in the IDCE workshop “Witnessing: Taking testimonies and constructing refugee narratives” (Sept. 19-21) gather in the Rose Library at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Leading the workshop are Leora Kahn and Anita Häusermann Fábos.

“Not since the end of the Second World War have there been so many refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers,” said Ban Ki-moon in his speech at the recent opening the 69th UN General Assembly. At a three-day workshop at Clark University, participants explored ways of drawing out, preserving and sharing refugee narratives. The International Development, Community…

Sex, Politics, and Putin: Clark University professor’s new book explores political legitimacy in Russia

Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling's new book, "Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia."

In her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,” Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling explores the ways in which “politicians and political activists in Russia use masculinity, femininity, and homophobia to bolster their legitimacy and to undermine their opponents.” While researching the Russian president as both a man and a…

‘Manufacturing Denial’ conference delves into multi-disciplinary genocide scholarship

The closing panel of the conference “Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and Truth,” in Dana Commons at Clark University (Oct. 25): From left, Massimo Pigliucci, biologist and philosopher at the City University of New York; Johanna Vollhardt, assistant professor of psychology, Clark University; Richard Hovannisian, professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Khatchig Mouradian, editor of the Armenian Weekly and the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. Mouradian is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Strassler Center at Clark

Historians, social scientists, philosophers, and natural scientists gathered recently at Clark University to discuss the phenomena of genocide denial and the denial of scientific truth—from evolution to climate change—during an academic conference held at both Clark and Worcester State University. “Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and Truth” (Oct. 24-25) was co-sponsored and organized by…

Clark geographer Bebbington inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Anthony J. Bebbington, Clark University geography professor and Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Clark University  Professor of Geography Anthony J. Bebbington was among 164 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge on October 11. The ceremony included talks by five new inductees: Yale physicist Ramamurti Shankar; Diana Wall, ecologist…

Millennials with kids? They’re loving it

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New Clark University Poll of Established Adults finds thirtysomething parents happy despite the strain A remarkable 86 percent of 25- to 39-year-olds with children say “more joy” is a consequence of being a parent, according to the new Clark University Poll of Established Adults. Clark University, the nation’s leading institution tracking the development of Emerging Adults…

Community Thrift Store reopens in grand style to ‘Save, Grow, and Give. Together.’

Clark University President David Angel speaks before a ribbon-cutting event at the Clark Community Thrift store, Sept. 5.

A core of dedicated and passionate Clark students, with the enthusiastic support of the Clark administration and mentors, reopened the Clark Community Thrift Store in a new location and with a renewed mission: “Save, Grow, and Give. Together.” The not-for-profit, student-founded and student-run business serving the Clark and Worcester communities held a grand re-opening on Sept.…

Writer, environmental activist to speak at Clark for public dialogue on climate change

Writer and environmental activist Rebecca Solnit

The Higgins School of Humanities at Clark University will kick off its popular dialogue symposium series with a talk by award-winning writer and environmental activist Rebecca Solnit, titled “Stories for Hot Weather: In Between Impossible and Easy, Between Despair and Denial.” Her talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in Room 320of the Jefferson Academic…