Ted Gurr from the University of Maryland will present the 2014 William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice on Wednesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. His talk, titled “When Injustice Breeds Internal War: Evidence from Kosovo and North Africa,” is free and open to all.
Gurr serves as University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Maryland, served as a consultant to several presidential administrations, and is the author of the prize-winning work, Why Men Rebel. His presentation, based on Crime-Terror Alliances and the State, co-authored with Lyubov Mincheva, examines the trans-border connections known as “unholy alliances” between militant and criminal networks and the relationship between these and the states in which they operate.
The William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice was established at the University in 2006 to honor a 1937 graduate. Bill Mazzocco had a long, distinguished career in military intelligence with various World War II assignments at diplomatic posts, and made significant contributions to the Marshall Plan. He credited his years at UP with giving him a solid moral foundation that guided his steadfast belief in the principles of equitable and fair distribution of wealth.
For ADA accommodations or any questions, please contact Gary Malecha, political science department, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7452.