Preventing Genocide: The Inaugural Lecture Featuring NSU’s Jason Campbell, Ph.D. and Samuel Totten, Ed.D., from the University of Arkansas

Samuel Totten, Ed.D.
Professor Samuel Totten, Ed.D.

NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) has created its new Genocide Prevention Lecture Series. The first lecture is entitled, “Preventing Genocide: The Inaugural Lecture,” and will feature Samuel Totten, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas, with Jason J. Campbell, Ph.D. faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) will facilitating the event.

The lecture is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 in the Knight Auditorium of the Carl DeSantis Building. A reception will follow. Those interested should RSVP to Erica Guterman at 954-262-3003 as seating is limited. This event is generously supported by Marta and Jim Batmasian.

Totten is the co-founding editor of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, the co-editor of the Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, the author, editor or co-editor of over 20 books and has written numerous articles and essays. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Rwanda in 2008 and in 2004, Totten was one of 24 investigators with the U.S. State Department’s Atrocities Documentation Project along the Chad/Sudan border collecting data regarding the genocide in Darfur. He recently conducted field work in Africa’s Nuba Mountains on the Darfur genocide.

Campbell’s teaching and research interests include genocide studies and prevention, the problem of evil, state endorsed mass extermination, international war and the theoretical understanding of exclusionary ideologies. Campbell is the executive director and founder of the Institute for Genocide Awareness and Applied Research (IGAAR).

New “Talk Series” To Focus on Sex and Culture

NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) SGA is hosting a new event: “Shhh! SHSS is Talking!” This new talk series, inspired by Ted Talk, will feature faculty and students from SHSS conducting a series of presentations on “Sex and Culture.” The event is free and open to the public.

The first Shhh! SHSS is Talking event is scheduled for 6-7:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 in the PVA Theater of the Don Taft University Center. Six SHSS students will be joined by featured speakers Shelley Green Ph.D. and Douglas Flemons Ph.D., professors in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) at SHSS. A reception will follow the event. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email Molly Kresl at

Green and Flemons are the co-editors of a book on brief sex therapy, Quickies. In addition to his faculty work, Flemons is the co-director of the NSU Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention. Several years ago Green initiated a course, Equine Assisted Family Therapy, which was the first of its kind to be housed in a nationally accredited family therapy program.


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