Lester Kurtz
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  • Fairfax, VA
  • United States
  • Professor at George Mason University
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"This sounds like a fascinating and very important project.  People seem to either condemn religion as a force causing war or naively put it forward as a peacemaking framework without realizing that especially the Abrahamic religions do a whole…"
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"Gods and Bombs" course at George Mason begins 19 May 2014

Gods-Bombs.jpegSummer, 2014 Sociology 395Lester Kurtz – MWF 7:20-9:40pm(May 19, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014 Robinson Hall B111 Fairfax Campus)The world’s faith and ethical traditions provide contradictory ethical motifs around violence and the use of force: the warrior and the pacifist. Mahatma Gandhi resolved this moral dilemma with…See More
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When Does Repression Backfire? A Global Panel at George Mason University

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"When Does Repression Backfire? A Global Panel"THURSDAY March 7; 7:30 pmGeorge Mason UniversityResearch Hall 100Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A.An impressive global group of scholars and practitioners is developing an edited book titled, The Paradox of Repression. The book focuses on when, why, and how repression often backfires when used against nonviolent activists.  You can learn more about the book and its authors at http://paradox.swarthmore.edu, and…See More
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"Dear Rrof. Nice to see you in this network. I need your help for my writings and research. We (with my wife. She is also a Conflict Resolution graduate and M.A in political science) wrote some basic theory books and these days we write a advance…"
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Lester Kurtz teaches public sociology at George Mason University and is the editor of a 3-volume Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict (Academic/Elsevier, 2008), co-editor of Nonviolent Social Movements (Blackwell’s), and The Web of Violence (U. of Illinois Press) as well as author of books and articles including Gods in the Global Village (Pine Forge/Sage), The Nuclear Cage (Prentice-Hall) and The Politics of Heresy (U. of California Press), which received the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion’s Distinguished Book Award. He is currently working on books on Gandhi's Paradox and Gods and Bombs, and co-editing (with Lee Smithey) a book on The Paradox of Repression (when repression backfires) and a 2-volume examination of Women, War, and Violence (with Mariam M. Kurtz).

Kurtz is the past chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Association as well as the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association, which awarded him its Robin Williams Distinguished Career Award in 2005. He has lectured in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America and taught at the Unviersity of Texas, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Delhi University in India, and Tunghai University in Taiwan.
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Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict (Elsevier); Nonviolent Social Movements (Blackwell - edited with Stephen Zunes); Gods in the Global Village (Pine Forge/Sage); Web of Violence (edited with Jennifer Turpin); The Nuclear Cage (Prentice-Hall); Politics of Heresy (Chicago)

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At 6:05am on October 19, 2012, CLEMENT AWANFE NGUETO said…

happy to get in touch with you Prof.

At 10:18am on October 8, 2012, Thushara Witharana said…

Dear Rrof.

Nice to see you in this network. I need your help for my writings and research. We (with my wife. She is also a Conflict Resolution graduate and M.A in political science) wrote some basic theory books and these days we write a advance book in Conflict Resolution for Sri Lankan Sinhala readers.

I think you can us more academic helps. So We wish to join with you and share your writings and other publications.

Than you.

At 2:56pm on April 21, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Prof. Lester,

Very happy to meet and visit your profile here today.

We can be good friend and partner in common issues.

Please keep in touch with me in near future.

Peace.
At 4:44pm on August 18, 2010, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa M said…
Dear Lester
thanks so much for the works, you are doing we need collaboration and friendship.

Samuel
At 5:22pm on October 5, 2009, Craig Zelizer said…
Thanks for the feedback. Would appreciate if you could let others know about the network.
 
 
 

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