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Syrian Refugee Experiences

Information Precarity, and the Role of Cell Phones

Thursday, March 30, 2017
McGuinn 521 

Please join Dr. Dana Janbek for a talk on Syrian refugee experiences.  Half of Syria's population has been displaced since the onset of the war in 2011, and millions have made their way to the neighboring countries. Dr. Janbek has visited Syrian refugees in Jordan and Germany. She has documented their conditions and experiences, especially in relation to information precarity, and researched the role information and communication technologies play in their new environments.

Dr. Janbek is an Associate Professor of Communication at Lasell College in Newton, MA. Her research focuses on the use of information and communication technologies by Syrian refugees, and the use of the Internet by terrorist groups as a communication tool.  Prior to entering academia, Dr. Janbek worked for the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Washington, D.C. Dr. Janbek earned her doctoral degree in Communication from the University of Miami in Florida. She is fluent in Arabic.

Sponsored by the BC SSW Global Practice concentration. 

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP online or email


TeachBack - Trumping Climate Denial

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
McGuinn 521 

A Twist on Teach-In: a divestment teach-back from students at Climate Justice at BC to faculty members! 

What is divestment? What climate actions do or don't work in the face of Trump's climate denial? What can we do? What can BC do?

Invite your professors! All are welcome!

Access the TeachBack flyer here.



The 17th Annual Diversity Challenge
Race, Culture, and Criminal Justice throughout the Lifespan
OCTOBER 13-14, 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: April 21, 2017
Learn more and submit a proposal online »

Sponsored by the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College

About the Diversity Challenge Conference:

The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for our 17th annual Diversity Challenge Conference. Our theme this year is "Race, Culture, and Criminal Justice throughout the Lifespan." The conference will be held October 13-14, 2017.  


Mental Health


Criminal Justice

Law and Social Policy



School-to-Prison Pipeline

Racial Profiling

School Discipline

Mass Incarceration


Child & Family Adjustment

Making History Public: Righting Historical Wrongs at the Turn of the Millennium

Spring Semester 2017 Exhibition

BC History Department, Stokes Hall, 3rd Floor
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Sponsored by the Boston College History Department and the Boston College Libraries

2016-17 Cambridge Health Alliance Global Health and Human Rights Seminar

All sessions will take place from 12-1:00 p.m.
Room 4-B-11 (to the right when exiting the elevator)
Central Street Health Center, 4th floor
Cambridge Health Alliance
26 Central Street Somerville, MA 02143

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May 15, 2017

Dara Kay Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The use of rape during civil conflict