In this section, you can find multimedia presentations about projects, people, and events sponsored by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Some of these presentations require QuickTime. If you do not have Quicktime, you can download it free.
Recent Ohio State Graduates Embark on New Journey
This video (3:45 minutes) by WOSU features Surili Sheth, 2009-10 winner of the Ralph D. Mershon Study Abroad Scholarship, as an Ohio State graduate out to change the world. Sheth, who studied at the Minnesota Studies in International Development Program in India, will be working in India as a research associate for the MIT Poverty Action Lab.
Military Conflict and its Role in Human History
This short video (5:15 minutes) was produced by WOSU Big Ten as a segment on the Big Ten program "O-H-I-O!" It features Peter Mansoor, Raymond E. Mason Chair
of Military History, discussing the military history program at Ohio State, one of the best in the country.
The Psychology of Hate
This short video (5:17 minutes) describes research by Jay van Bavel, Simon Dennis, and William Cunningham on the psychological explanations of hate, a project supported by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University. Video produced by Nick Seibel.
The Transformative Election of 2008
This short video (4:30 minutes) discusses the findings of a conference organized by Herb Weisberg, professor of political science, on The Transformative Election of 2008.
The conference took place during fall 2009 at the Mershon Center. Video produced by Derek Nicol.
The Chinese War Photographer Sha Fei
This short video (3:00 minutes) discusses research by Eliza Ho, doctoral student in Art History, on the Chinese war photographer Sha Fei. Ho curated the first U.S. exhibition of Sha Fei's work at the OSU Urban Arts Space in Winter 2010.
Video produced by Anita Kwan.
Russians in Post-Soviet Estonia
This short video (4:00 minutes) explains research on Estonian national identity by Comparative Studies doctoral student Elo-Hanna Seljamaa. Her research was supported with a 2009-10 grant from the Mershon Center.
Video produced by Cathy Becker.