Celebration of Scholarship Honors Kevin Avruch

Posted: March 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The fifth annual College of Arts and Sciences Celebration of Scholarship is held Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. This year, the college honors Kevin Avruch, Anthropology, for his scholarly accomplishments. Avruch presents “Culture and Ethnic Conflict in the New World Disorder” prior to receiving the award by last year’s winner Peter Brunette.

Avruch has been a faculty member at George Mason since 1980. He has taught “Cultural and Ethnic Factors in Conflict Resolution,” “Comparative Political Systems,” and “Approaches to Violence” among other courses, and his research interests are politics and culture, conflict resolution, and ethnicity. He previously taught at the University of California, San Diego where he received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology.

Avruch has written two books in the last two years: “Information Campaigns for Peace Operations” and “Culture and Conflict Resolution,” which was recognized in 1999 by the International Association for Conflict Management. In 1996-97 he was a senior fellow in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

The Celebration of Scholarship was created in 1997 to recognize outstanding faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and to unite them in celebrating their significant achievements. The award for scholarship is given to a scholar whose recent work has played a significant role in the advancement of his or her discipline. For more information, visit the Celebration of Scholarship web site.

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