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Three Times the Violence – presentation at the American Society of Criminologists

On Thursday, November 20th, Brudnick Center co-directors Jack Levin and Gordana Rabrenovic will be presenting a new documentary short film at the annual American Society of Criminologists conference in San Francisco. The film is entitled Three Times the Violence, and it describes and details the under-reported and largely unnoticed percentage of crimes committed against people with […]

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Scientist Related to Killers Learns he has a Psychopath’s Brain

ABC News, Jack Levin November 30, 2013 Read Article…

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The Rose City’s homicide drought

Portland Tribune, Jack Levin October 31, 2013 Read Article

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4 mass killings in 4 days show how random murder can be

USA Today, Jack Levin October 31, 2013 Read Article

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Thrill kill theory may shed light on Toronto’s ‘ruthless murders’

Metro, Jack Levin October 8, 2013 Read article

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Animal abuses raise red flags

Worcester Telegram, Jack Levin September 26, 2013 Read article

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Aaron Alexis’ characteristics mirrored those of mass shooters

McClatchy Washington Bureau, Jack Levin September 17, 2013 Read article…

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What is sociopathis disorder? Ariel Castro’s mental state could have been studied to prevent future predator attacks

Daily News, Jack Levin September 4, 2013 Read article…

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Through the Cracks

Florida Courier, Jack Levin September 19, 2013 Read Article

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How Do We Prevent the Next Mass Murder?

In the Politics pages of the Huffington Post Jack Levin investigates inventive ways to prevent mass murder. Read Article

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Colorado Killer Suffers From an Acute Mental Illness

Jack Levin’s WEEI 93.7FM radio talk discussing how the Colorado killer does not fit the typical profile for a mass murderer.

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The Pursuit of Justice Conference

    Each year, the Pursuit of Justice Conference brings together scholars on the fore of hate studies to lead a discussion on crime and social justice. This year’s theme is “Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eliminating Inequality. Hosted by Gonzaga Law School and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System, speakers will address […]

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New poll finds Americans evenly divided in views of Muslims

The Houston Chronicle, Jack Levin August 30, 2012 Read article…

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Welcome back, students!

It’s that time of year again– the shorts go to storage and the boots come out, and thousands of Northeastern students return to campus for another semester full of classes, co-op, extracurriculars, and of course, sandwiches from Rebecca’s (has anyone seen the lines there lately? It’s almost criminal!). Speaking of criminal, world-renowned scholar and Brudnick […]

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Behind Empire State shooting: A layoff, a gun, and a targeted ex-boss

The Christian Science Monitor, Jack Levin August 24, 2012 Read article…

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Jack Levin: Hate is a sad possibility in Wisconsin Sikh shooting

The Livingston Daily, Jack Levin August 7, 2012 Read article…

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New poll finds Americans evenly divided in views of Muslims

The Washington Post, Jack Levin August 24, 2012 Read article…

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Crime in Cities: America’s Safer Streets

The Economist, Jack Levin August 25, 2012 Read article…

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The Invisible Hate Crime

Pacific Standard, Jack Levin March 1, 2011 Read article…

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What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?

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Hate Experts Express ‘Serious Convern’ As Obama Escalates Campaign

The Seattle Medium, Jack Levin November 30, 2011 Read article…

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NC sheriff says teen has become the 4th person to die in weekend shooting in Greensboro

Associated Press, Jack Levin November 22, 2011 Read article…

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The hunt for Long Island’s serial killer

GQ Magazine, Jack Levin November 18, 2011 Read article…

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Two Mass. men arraigned after killing parents

NECN, Jack Levin November 15, 2011 Watch video…

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Family Violence: What is the cause?

Fox News, Jack Levin November 14, 2011 Watch video…

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Could the Weymouth murders have been prevented?

NECN, Jack Levin November 14, 2011 Watch video…

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Family annihilation murders difficult to understand

Fox News, Jack Levin November 11, 2011 Read article…

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Criminologist Speaks to Students at LCC

Pro 8 News, Jack Levin October 5, 2011 Read article…

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Barbara Gottschalk: Practitioner in Residence

October 24-28, 2011 The Northeastern University Humanities Center’s Artists and Practitioners in Residence Program presented Barbara Gottschalk, co-founder of Seeds of Peace, for a week of panel discussions, forums, and workshops. Bobbie was a panelist in the “Identity Development through Play,” “Skill Building for Facilitating Dialogue and Conflict Resolution,” and “Issues of Immigration in Today’s […]

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There are no upcoming events at this time. If you would like to collaborate with the Brudnick Center on an event or invite a speaker to your event, contact Gordana Rabrenovic at g.rabrenovic@neu.edu.

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Skill Building for Facilitating Dialogue and Conflict Resolution – Panel Discussion

Date: October 26, 2011 The panel addressed the importance of developing cognitive, communicational, and relational skills needed for living and working in a multicultural environment. Special attention was paid to the role of education programs in developing cooperation and understanding among students from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. In addition to Barbara Gottschalk of Seeds […]

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Senate Addresses Antigay Bullying Epidemic

The Advocate, Jack Levin September 13, 2011 Read article…

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3Qs: ‘West Memphis Three’ set free

news@Northeastern, Jack Levin August 23, 2011 Read article…

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Nanotechnologists are targets of unabomber copycat, alarming universities

The Chronicle, Jack Levin August 21, 2011 Read article…

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3Qs: Preventing protests from turning violent

news@Northeastern, Gordana Rabrenovic August 15, 2011 Read article…

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UK riots: ‘We don’t want no trouble. We just want a job’

The Guardian, Jack Levin August 12, 2011 Read article…

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To Britain’s leader, Hub a model for antiviolence

Boston Globe, Jack Levin August 12, 2011 Read article…

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How Riots Behave Like Forest Fires

Discovery News, Jack Levin August 10, 2011 Read article…

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Experts Give Opinions on Giddings Case

WMAZ, Jack Levin August 3, 2011 Read article…

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Mass murderer is no martyr – Breivik must be denied the limelight

Boston Herald, Jack Levin July 30, 2011 Read article…

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Norway suspect confesses to attacks

Fox, Jack Levin July 24, 2011 Watch video…

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3Qs: The mindset behind mass murder

News @ Northeastern, Jack Levin July 27, 2011 Read article…

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Experts: Norway Suspect Troubled, Not Insane – Breivik’s Attorney Says His Client May Be Mentally Ill

CNN, Jack Levin July 26, 2011 Read article…

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Murder, rape up, other crimes down

El Paso Inc., Jack Levin July 2011 Read article…

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Norway suspect: Serbia bombing ‘tipped the scales’

Monterey Herald, Jack Levin July 24, 2011 Read article…

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Anthony trial captivated audience – Jury finds Florida mom not guilty in death of 2-year old daughter

Chicago Tribune, Jack Levin July 5, 2011 Read article…

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Bob Ward Column: Casey Anthony. The Modern Lizzie Borden

FOX Boston, Jack Levin July 5, 2011 Read article…

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Father of 3 boys says sons safe, but he feels guilty

Detroit Free Press, Jack Levin July 4, 2011 Read article…

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Man accidentally shot by Portland officer had struggled with mental illness

The Oregonian, Jack Levin July 1, 2011 Read article…

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Reading Whitey Bulger’s mind

NECN, Jack Levin June 29, 2011 Watch video…

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Bulger Case Shows: ‘Trust The Public,’ Sharon Criminologist Says

Sharon Patch, Jack Levin June 29, 2011 Read article…

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Notorious: Can Bulger get fair trial in Boston?

Reuters, Jack Levin June 28, 2011 Read article…

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3Qs: Fugitives can run, but can’t hide

news@Northeastern, Jack Levin June 24, 2011 Read article…

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Police seek to identify vehicles in security video as search for missing IU student continues

Courier Journal, Jack Levin June 13, 2011 Read article…

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Police hope to ID vehicles in Ind. student search

The Wall Street Journal, Jack Levin June 13, 2011 Read article…

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The Death Row Inmate and His Cunning Bride: How lax security and the marvels of modern technology allowed Crystal Wilson and Randy Halprin to spend some quality time together.

D Magazine, Jack Levin June 2011 Read article…

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Book seen as cry for help – Expert: ‘Tremendous anger’ in mom’s writing

Boston Herald, Jack Levin May 21, 2011 Read article…

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Criminalist analyzes killing of Camden Hughes

NECN, Jack Levin May 20, 2011 Watch video…

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Serial Killer’s Artwork Stirs Controversy

KLAS-TV, Jack Levin May 18, 2011 Read article…

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Police: Resolving disputes with violence becoming more common

Post Crescent, Jack Levin May 9, 2011 Read article…

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Art. Psychology. Controversy: The lectures by Dr. David Gussak and Dr. Jack Levin

Sin City Gallery, Jack Levin May 2011 Read article…

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Alleged MLK Day Bomber Hit With Rare Federal Hate Crime Charges

Southern Poverty Law Center, Jack Levin April 26, 2011 Read article…

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Long Island Serial Killer May Be Ex-Law Enforcement

WKBW, Jack Levin April 10, 2011 Read article…

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Obsession with Casey Anthony case adds to circus atmosphere

Orlando Sentinel, Jack Levin April 5, 2011 Read article…

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T.I.D.E: The Wave of Change

The Teenage Interfaith Diversity Education Conference 2010 Date: May 28-31, 2010 The Interfaith Action’s Youth Leadership Program, in collaboration with the Brudnick Center for the Study of Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts from Friday evening May 28, 2010 through Monday afternoon May 31, 2010.

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New Research Essay by Jack Levin

The Invisible Hate Crime The Miller-McCune March-April 2011 Hate crimes against people with disabilities are widespread and often involve extraordinary levels of sadism. Unlike racially and religiously motivated offenses, attacks against people with disabilities tend to be committed not by strangers but, more often, by family members, neighbors, employees and friends who may also be […]

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Congratulations to Brudnick Center Research Assistants!

Maya Genovesi and Abby Huhtala Spring 2011 Undergraduate student, Maya Genovesi is the 2011 Outstanding Student Research Award winner in the Social Sciences, Business and Law category, at the Research & Scholarship Expo. Her research is on “Fascination with Serial Murder: The Impact of the Killer’s Body Count and Torture”. Link to Maya’s Research: http://www.northeastern.edu/expo/view_abstracts/abstract.php?sid=1823 […]

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In Hate’s Wake: The Tucson massacre has sparked a discussion of whether overheated political rhetoric contributes to political violence

National Journal, Jack Levin January 13, 2011 Read article…

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15 years later, Arlington police still struggling to solve Amber Hagerman case

The Dallas Morning News, Jack Levin January 13, 2011 Read article…

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Homicide fight centers on drug trade

The Boston Globe, Jack Levin January 12, 2011 Read article…

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Levin: Arizona Shooting Suspect Doesn’t Fit Profile

CBS Boston, Jack Levin January 9, 2011 Read article…

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Gays Remain Minority Most Targeted by Hate Crimes

Veterans Today, Jack Levin January 3, 2011 Read article…

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Madoff Son Found Dead

Boston Herald, Jack Levin December 12, 2010 Read article…

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Workplace Violence Tragic, But No Epidemic

James Alan Fox and Jack Levin August 22, 2010 Read article…

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Craigslist Suspect’s Suicide Riles Victim’s Family

ABC News – Associated Press, Jack Levin August 17, 2010 Read article…

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Workplace Shootings: Rare, Horrifying, and Totally Unpredictable

Newsweek, Jack Levin August 3, 2010 Read article…

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Search for Kyron Horman: More Questions than Answers as Mystery Nears Second Month

ABC’s Good Morning America, Jack Levin July 26, 2010 Read article…

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Beyond the Reach of Our Understanding

New York Times, Jack Levin July 26, 2010 Read article…

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In Family’s Death, Trying to Fathom the Unfathomable

New York Times, Jack Levin July 23, 2010 Read article…

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Mind of a killer: anger, paranoia and misery

Jack Levin June 6, 2010 Read article…

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As Homeless are Brutalized, Florida Passes Hate Crime Protections

Jack Levin May 4, 2010 Read article…

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Disabled Vulnerable to Violence

Jack Levin April 28, 2010

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Experts Gather to Tackle Disability Hate Crime

Jack Levin April 28, 2010 Read article…

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Experts Gather to Talk about Disability Hate Crime

Jack Levin April 28, 2010

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Accused Bullies Become Targets

Jack Levin April 11, 2010 Read article…

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Trial Begins in Fatal School Stabbing

Jack Levin April 7, 2010 Read article…

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‘Jihad Jamie’ and the ‘Black Widows:’ Why Women Turn to Terrorism

Jack Levin April 7, 2010 Read article…

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Experts: Rampages Linked to Tough Times

Jack Levin March 31, 2010 Read article…

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Murders: Blame Male Bonding

Jack Levin February 18, 2010

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Blame The Killer Not the police, media or family

James Alan Fox and Jack Levin Northeastern University, 2005

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Keeping an eye and a camera On college students

Jack Levin Northeastern University, 2005

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White Supremacists

Jack Levin Northeastern University, 2001

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Terrorism

Jack Levin and James Alan Fox Northeastern University, 2001

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Study of Flag Waving in the Aftermath of September 11

Jack Levin, Gordana Rabrenovic, Janese Free, Colleen Keaney and Jason Mazaik The Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict Northeastern University, 2001

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An Effective Response to Teenage Crime is Possible – And Cities Are Showing The Way

Jack Levin Northeastern University, 1999

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A Culture That’s Ripe To Sustain Evil

Jack Levin and James Alan Fox Northeastern University, 1999

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Hate Crimes

Jack Levin and Jack McDevitt Northeastern University, 1999

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Militias Reflect Public’s Mistrust

Jack Levin Northeastern University, 1997

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Sustaining Communities in Work, Education, and Health

Contributions within an ecological framework Date: October 11, 2010 The sobering realities of the 21st century have opened the eyes of many to the urgent need to support sustainable communities in the areas of work, education and health. Scholars and practitioners both have widely acknowledged the existence of multiple realms of influence upon individuals, families, […]

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First Blog Entry

For more than 35 years, working with magazines like Rolling Stone, newspapers like The New York Times and websites like MSNBC, Roger Black has been developing ways to communicate content more effectively. Recently he completed redesigns of Scientific American (both print and online), and is consulting on the design of MIT’s Technology Review website. His […]

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Teaching Students They Are Not At The Center Of The Universe

Jack Levin and Wilfred Holton Northeastern University, 1997

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Violence Against Immigrants

Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict International Conference Date: November 3, 2006

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Second National Student Symposium

Combating Hate and Prejudice on Campus Date: March 20-22, 2003

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Lessons from Bulgaria

Date: November 5, 2001 During WWII, not a single Jewish resident of Bulgaria was deported to a death camp. This is despite the fact that Bulgaria was allied with the Nazis. There are two distinct goals of the conference. The first is to identify the factors which served as the impetus to such extraordinary action […]

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Third World Views of The Holocaust

Date: April 18-20, 2001 The long-term impact of the Holocaust is not confined to Western society. Half a century since the end of the Shoah, intellectuals, writers and scholars from Africa, Asia and Latin America have also come to ponder the significance of Europe’s quintessential evil for their own societies and worldviews. More about this […]

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    The Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict
    Northeastern University
    567 Holmes Hall
    Boston, MA 02115

    Telephone: (617)373-4987
    Fax: (617)373-8646
    Email: g.rabrenovic@neu.edu