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2021 FORCES Team Strategic Priorities Report: Anticipating Biden’s Strategy and Security Policy

The year 2021 comes in the US with a new presidential administration confronted by critical strategic challenges, political turmoil, and high expectations. The FORCES team of social science, STEM, and military experts summarizes in this report the leading functional, geographic, and political-military issues confronting the Biden administration.

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Open Source Software to be Discussed December 4th

Purdue faculty and graduate students are invited to join Doctors Stacey Connaughton and Sabine Brunswicker for a virtual event to be held on Friday December 4, 2020 from 1 PM to 2:30 PM EST, as they explore Open Source Software and its implications for innovation. The talk features OSS expert and lawyer Kevin Christopher.

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Panel discussion on the Regional COVID-19 Response – Purdue Policy Research Institute

Please join us on Tuesday, November 17, from Noon- 1 pm EST as several of our Purdue colleagues, including CLA’s Dr. Hwanseok Song, as well as a member of the Tippecanoe County Health Department discuss Lessons Learned from the Regional Response to COVID-19.

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Laura Zanotti to Speak on Environmental Justice

Building on the Center for the Environment’s year-long program of conversations about intersections between environmental and social justice, Dr. Laura Zanotti, Center Associate Director and Professor of Anthropology, will highlight frameworks of environmental justice and ways they have been mobilized (at both sites of global environmental governance and in national contexts) to support Indigenous Peoples’

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Professor Jay MacCann and his latest book, Holding Fast

Holding Fast: Professor McCann’s latest book investigates resilience and civic engagement in Latino Communities

Political Science Professor Jay McCann announces a new book that invites us to reconsider the response of immigrant communities to the changing political climate in the US since the 2016 elections. The US political climate has seen a surge in anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies.

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Register now for travel that supports Purdue CLA research, students

Registration is now open for the first TOURS de FORCES: “Entry Level WWII: The National WWII Museum” in New Orleans. This unique, 3-day experience is curated by leading military historians (Distinguished Professor Randy Roberts and Robert Kirchubel, PhD), as well as experts who will introduce you to some of the most dramatic events, experiences, and technologies that supported the Allied and American efforts to final victory.

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Stacey Lindshield

NSF-funded HUNTRESS Project Led by CLA Anthropology Faculty Stacy Lindshield Transforms our Understanding of Hunting and Sex Roles in Primates

Stacey Lindshield, who spends much of her research time in Senegal, studying chimpanzee behavior in their natural habitat, was awarded a NSF collaborative research grant to study “The Ecological Basis of Hunting and Meat Sharing in Female Savanna Chimpanzees.” The $610,000 grant, 61% will support Purdue work, reconsiders the origins of hunting in humans in view of recent findings regarding chimpanzee hunting behavior.

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