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Recent News

November 17, 2021

On November 5, 2021, there was a terrorist attack at a courthouse in Medina, Ohio, a ransomware cyber attack that shut down Google Voice services, and armed extremist militias battling in Columbus…

September 19, 2021

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This also marks two decades of the tumultuous "Post-9/11 Era," and the end of 20 years of U.S. military involvement…

August 22, 2021

We are excited to welcome Laura Dugan to the Mershon team as the Designated Professor of Human Security. Laura joins us from the top criminology program in the country at the University of…

May 13, 2021

Communities and individuals across the world are in varying states of transition from violence to peace. While the character of violence might differ, from paramilitarism and criminal gangs to…

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Professor of History; Director, East Asian Studies Center
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Mershon Associate