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Shawn Powers - Nobel Peace ImageShawn Powers and Abbas Barzegar’s research project, Civic Approaches to Conflict Resolution in the Muslim World: Case Studies, Best Practices, and Cross Sector Dialogues, has been accepted for inclusion in the program of the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates (November 15-19, 2015). The 2015 World Summit is an important global event organized to promote democratic values and to highlight the significance of freedom and peace. The Summit will consist of three and a half days of mini-summits, debates, meetings, workshops, and other activities to address the challenges of global civilization. Powers and Barzegar’s British Council and U.S. Institute of Peace funded-research focuses on how Muslim religious authorities, civil-society institutions and local networks provide solutions to the shared global challenges of good governance and social conflict, and what, if any, role does digital communications technology play in the process?

Dr. Michael Bruner is presently working with Soros Foundation on developing scientific approaches to communication in Iraqi universities, and I’m also working on two book projects: (1) (Supreme Citizenship: The Evolution of U.S. Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Reasonable Person, co-author Susan Balter-Reitz; and (2) The Rhetorical Unconscious.

Dr. Holley Wilkin is the co-principal investigator on a two-year pilot study with the School of Public Health’s Partnership for Urban Health Research (PUHR) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Dr. Hongmei Li is now completing her book on advertising and consumer culture, which is expected to be published by Polity Press in 2015. Li is co-editing with Dr. Leslie Marsh a special issue on the nation branding and media in the BRICS economy, which is contracted with International Journal of Communication and expected to be published in 2015. She is also co-editing a book with Dr. Leslie Marsh a book titled The Middle Class Phenomenon in Emerging Markets: Consumers, Lifestyles and Societies, which is under contract with Routledge and expected to be published in 2015.

URSA Faculty Support will present a basic grant writing course, “Writing Successful Grant Applications”, on Wednesday, March 25 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM for faculty and post-doctoral students. This workshop will cover basic grant-writing strategies and focus on the key components of a successful proposal. Seating is limited so please encourage interested participants to register early through the research education website. Location information and a confirmation of registration will be sent to registrants.