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In Focus communicates the latest research and expertise, as well as reflects upon current events and trends, related to divisive stereotypes and/or textbooks in concise and digestible analytical articles, opinion pieces, and briefs. Contact us if you would like to contribute.

Our Violent Pasts: Examining Narratives in Textbooks...

By Karel Fracapane, UNESCO; Ayla Bonfiglio, CELL; Eckhardt Fuchs, GEI

Societies around the world struggle...

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Sep 26, 2018

My journey to Armenia and to United World College (UWC) Dilijan started in August 2015, when I put myself on a plane from Belgrade to Yerevan

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Sep 04, 2018

In 1978, Thomas Barefoot was convicted of killing a police officer in Texas.

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Jun 15, 2018

Academic solidarity is a core value shared by researchers all over the world. There is a recognition of the need to support, challenge and – when required – protect each other, our disciplinary integrity, and our fundamental investigative principles.

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Jun 01, 2018

Our inability as a nation to engage in difficult conversations about race has left us with a lack of agreement on how to define equity.

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stereotypical image of a child soldier
Mar 05, 2018

From Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Myanmar and Nigeria, countless children remain trapped in armed conflict.

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Feb 21, 2018

The relationship between education inequality and violent conflict is clear: Inequitable access to quality education makes the world less safe.

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Jan 26, 2018

In Zahle, about an hour from Beirut, is an informal settlement of Syrian refugees. A place where some have been living for nearly seven years.

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Jan 12, 2018

Robert Mugabe’s presidency illustrates a problem several countries are wrestling with. Their leaders have had military careers, whose personalities are shaped by long years in combat – and all the traumas that such experiences bring.

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Sep 08, 2017

As a cognitive neuroscientist, I approach topics of interest for psychological research by integrating the knowledge we have of brain activity...

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Anthony Crider (August 12, 2017), Charlottesville, “Unite the Right” Rally
Sep 01, 2017

The national turmoil we are witnessing [in the United States] is not just a crisis of institutions, or politics, or a society at a crossroads. It is also a crisis of health.

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