Joseph G. Bock
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Event: "What if Gandhi had a Smartphone?," Wednesday, December 5 12:00-1:00 PM EST, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict

Presented by: Dr. Joseph Bock Director of Global Health Training at the Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, and Author of "The Technology of Nonviolence"Engaging in nonviolent resistance for political transformation during Gandhi's struggles in South Africa and British India has many similarities to more modern approaches.  Some people claim that social media is the main ingredient.  Is that correct?  What technologies are most important?  What else is needed for the…See More
Dec 4, 2012

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Joseph G. Bock is an administrator at the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. He researches and publishes on challenges relating to conflict and violence, focused especially on violence prevention. He has twelve years of international humanitarian experience, including working in Pakistan and Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza Strip with Catholic Relief Services, and overseeing projects in Africa, Asia, and the Balkans while an executive at American Refugee Committee. He is currently a consultant to The World Bank. Formerly, he served as a consultant to The Asia Foundation on conflict management and democratic governance, providing support in Thailand, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Bock has been a speaker at, among other places, the World Bank on violence prevention, at the Woodrow Wilson Center on foreign aid to Pakistan; at a UN Assembly in Cairo, Egypt about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; in Leuven, Belgium on ethnic violence and religious extremism; at University of Karachi on conflict early warning and response; and, at Macalister College on the refugee crisis in Africa. He served as a panelist for InterAction in Washington, DC about international issues facing Internally Displaced Persons.

Bock is an editorial adviser to Development in Practice, a peer-reviewed journal founded by Oxfam Great Britain. He is the author of three books. The third book, The Technology of Non-Violence: Social Media and Violence Prevention, was published by MIT Press in 2012.

Bock served as a member of the Working Group on Reconciliation of Caritas Internationalis, based in Vatican City. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of International Service of American University in Washington, D.C.

He was a Fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College and at the Secure World Foundation. He served six years in the Missouri House of Representatives, with leadership positions as Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee and Vice-Chair of the Commerce Committee.
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Administrator at the Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame
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Civil Society, Democratization, Development, Health, Interfaith, Information and Communication Technology, Humanitarian Relief, Media, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Refugees, Violence Prevention
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Social media
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Conflict early warning and early response
Religious leadership and violence prevention

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