Salzburg Global Fellow Updates - January 2016

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Feb 02, 2016
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Salzburg Global Fellow Updates - January 2016

Compilation of our Fellows' recent achievements and landmarks

Have you got some news - a new book, a promotion, a call for grant proposals - that you'd like to share with the Salzburg Global Fellowship? Email Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowship Manager Jan Heinecke.


Two of our Fellows from Session 535 | Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention: Sharing Experience Across Borders have written articles for issue 21 of Café Dissensus, an alternative magazine dealing in art, culture, literature, and politics based in New York City, NY that aims to “challenge the contemporary parochial attitude in Indian media.”

Navras Jaat Aafreedi has written a guest editorial under the title of Jewish-Muslim Relations in South Asia: An Introduction that frames the issues discussed in issue 21 of the publication.

Fawad Javaid has written a piece called: Holocaust Denial in Pakistan: An Appraisal. This article contextualizes the issue of Holocaust denial within the sociological and Politico-historical occurrence in the country as well as looking into motivations of deniers and plans to improve the issue.

Both of these articles can be found in issue 21 of Café Dissenus here

Another Fellow from this session, Mohammed Dajani Daoudi has published a blog article on Times of Israel entitled “The Islamic reason PA should free Salim Sweidan” in which he discusses why he believes the Palestinian journalist Salim Sweidan should be released by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the broader area of the PA’s anti-terrorism efforts.

Brooke Hall Allen from Baltimore and Fellow of Session 538 | Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators is the co-founder of the festival Light City Baltimore which will be premiering from March 28 to April 3 of this year. Light City is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. There will be 28 light art installations illuminating a 1.5-mile path along the city's Inner Harbor as well as pop-up performances and musical acts adding to the festivities. The Festival will also feature conferences called Light City U that will focus on sustainability, health care, education and the city's creative industries.

More information can be found here

Harry Hobbs, a Fellow of the Salzburg Cutler Law Fellows Program 2015, has had a paper, that he delivered at the conference in February, published in the Chicago Journal of International Law, volume 16:2. The paper is entitled Hybrid Tribunals and the Composition of the Court: In Search of Sociological Legitimacy which examines the link between sociological legitimacy and the composition of hybrid courts by analyzing the practice of five international criminal tribunals.

Charles Limb, Fellow and Co-Chair of Session 547 | The Neuroscience of Art: What are the Sources of Creativity and Innovation? has continued his ongoing neurological research on creatives. His recent research was posted in the January 4, 2016 issue of Scientific Reports. The research looks at Jazz pianists and how neural circuits associated with creativity are significantly altered when artists are actively attempting to express emotions.

You can read more about the research here.

Eduardo Moncada, Fellow of Session 549 | Youth, Economics and Violence: Implications for Future Conflict, has released his new book entitled Cities, Business, and the Politics of Urban Violence in Latin America. The book examines how the political projects that cities launch to confront urban violence are shaped by the interaction between local and national politicians, business interests, and powerful criminal actors. 

The book is available on Amazon here.

Robert Mũnũku a Fellow from Session 502 | Power in Whose Palm? The Digital Democratization of Photography has been working in Kenya on a new movement called Mau Mau Arts. Named after one of the groups that fought for Kenya's independence, the movement uses the arts for social commentary towards the goal of uniting African creatives to pool their social resources for a flourishing continent. Mau Mau Arts utilizes fine art, graffiti and performing arts and any creative can contribute.

A video introduction to the project can be viewed below

Graham Mytton who is a Fellow from Session 231 | Communications, Development and Society in an Information Age which was held nearly 32 years ago in 1984 has written a new book called Media Audience Research. The book outlines “all the methods for conducting research in all forms of media” and will be released on February 16th this year.

The book can be pre-ordered here.

Debra Hess Norris, Fellow of Session 466 | Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage, has received the College Art Association (CAA)/American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation. CAA will formally recognize the honorees at a special awards ceremony to be held during Convocation at the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC on February 3rd. The CAA states that the awards for distinction “honor the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of individual artists, art historians, authors, conservators, curators, and critics whose efforts transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession as a whole and to the world at large”.

Kira Vinke is a Fellow of Session 555 | Addressing the Challenges of Climate Migration: Legal Protections, Resilience & Eco-Security. She has co-written a book with her father, Hermann Vinke, entitled Zivilcourage 2.0: Vorkämpfer für eine gerechte Zukunft. The book uses examples of various people who have fought for freedom, human dignity and against environmental destruction and violence while the pair bring their own insights from two different generations.

The book is available to buy from Amazon here

Another Fellow from this session, Ingrid Boas, has also released a book called Climate Migration and Security: Securitisation as a Strategy in Climate Change Politics. The book looks into the potential that climate change will cause mass movements of climate refugees, causing tensions and even violent conflict through the lens of politics and securitization theory and how and why climate migration has been presented in terms of security and reviews the political consequences of such framing exercises.

You can read more about the book and purchase it here