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February 11, 2021

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 9:30am

Join us every second Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. for a workshop series on "Conflict, Violence and Security". The first webinar will be with our guest speaker: Zoltan Buzas an expert on international law, human rights and race from Drexel University and Anna Meier a PH.D. candidate in International Relations and Comparative Politics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Zoom Link is here:

  • February 11: Drexel University's Zoltan Buzas and Anna Meier, "Racism by Designation: Making Sense of Why Western States Rarely Designate White Supremacists as Terrorists" 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 4:30pm

In the wake of a notorious 2020 that was dominated by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, elections, and environmental crises, many Americans looked toward 2021 with hope.  However, on January 6, 2021, an angry mob assaulted the United States Capitol while Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 Presidential election. Now, attention has turned to the legal and political significance of this historic event.  

Please join us for a special panel discussion on Feb. 11. UMass Amherst faculty from the department of Legal Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, and Sociology will explore the legal and political implications of the Capitol Siege, the impeachment and trial of former President Donald Trump, and the policy priorities that can help move the country forward. Following the discussion, panelists will respond to questions from the audience. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance through the registration form.