Confederate symbols on campuses inflict psychic violence today

What place do Confederate statues and symbols have in society today? The question has triggered national debate and continues to fuel political clashes across the country. Riché Richardson, associate professor of African American literature at Cornell University, researches the public dialogue about controversial symbols, including lingering Confederate symbolism. Richardson says the display of Confederate monuments […]

Colombian civil war lasted long after ideologies were lost

Kenneth Roberts professor of government at Cornell University and expert in Latin American politics says that the Colombian peace agreement may bring an end to Latin America’s longest-lived – and sole remaining – civil war.  Biography: http://government.cornell.edu/kenneth-roberts   Roberts says: “A relic of the Cold War, Colombia’s civil war long ago lost most of its political […]

Syria’s civil war, already an international battle, will only get worse

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE May 7, 2013 Syria’s civil war, already an international battle, will only get worse David Siddhartha Patel is a professor of government at Cornell University whose research focuses on politics in the Middle Eastern politics, as well as Islamic institutions and the political culture of the region. Patel has conducted […]