Web project on Drones

From our friends at the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr:

The Solomon Asch Center is starting a web project on drones–how they function in the present and what they may become in the future. This project aims to explore the politics of government use of drones for surveillance and interdiction, private and corporate use of drones; privacy and due process issues raised by use of drones, fifth generation warfare using drones, and any issue relating to how the technology used in drones will play out in the future. The Asch Drone Project seeks contributions from scientists, engineers, social scientists, lawyers, artists, journalists and citizens to provide a multi-faceted online presentation incorporating text essays and visuals relating to drones. An online gallery will display Afghan folk art, fine art, cartoon, and photographic representations of drones. The Project is open to all types of interpretations and opinions, and to any length text from a paragraph to a multipage essay. If you have visuals or links to existing blogs to suggest, or if you are able to write something for the project, please get in touch with Asch Associate Director for Conflict and Visual Culture Initiatives Jonathan Hyman at jhyman@brynmawr.edu and identify your inquiry or submission in the subject field as such: attention Asch Drone Project.

The Asch Drone Project expects to open on the Asch web site (www.aschcenter.org) no later than 1 January 2013. If enough good essays are contributed, authors may be invited to participate in a Special Issue of the journal Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict (www.informaworld.com/dac), edited by Asch Co-Director Clark McCauley.


For a decade the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, now located at Bryn Mawr College, has brought together social scientists from many disciplines-history, political science, psychology, linguistics, economics, law, sociology and anthropology ? to analyze the underlying causes of conflict, how conflict can be managed constructively to avoid widespread violence, and how to ameliorate the refugee problems that flow from intergroup violence.

Davis Projects for Peace info session

Davis Projects for Peace

The Davis Projects for Peace award successful recipients — individual students or groups of students — $10,000 to complete a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial project for peace in summer 2013. Funded by Kathryn W. Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist, the selection process is administered by the Lang Center in association with the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.

In previous years, students have been awarded funds to develop sanitation and hygiene practices in rural Madagascar and to develop an educational program in Bogotá, Colombia.

Students from any class year may apply and projects may be undertaken in Summer 2013, anywhere in the world.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12:30 PM

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Please RSVP to jmagee1, indicating your pizza preference no later than Monday, December 10.

Carl Wilkens on The Future of U.S. Policy Toward Africa

Carl Wilkens was the only American to remain in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Venturing out each day into streets crackling with mortars and gunfire, he worked his way through roadblocks of angry, bloodstained soldiers and civilians armed with machetes and assault rifles to bring food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. His actions saved the lives of hundreds.

Carl Wilkens

Join activist Carl Wilkens, Professor Stephen O’Connell, Professor Timothy Burke, and STAND national student director Mickey Jackson for a panel discussion on

Thursday, December 6

7:00 p.m.

Science Center 101


Sponsored by STAND, Forum for Speech, The President’s Office, The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Department of Economics , Department of History, and Department of Sociology & Anthropology.