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Lecture on injustice, internal war
Ted Gurr
Ted Gurr

Ted Gurr, University of Maryland professor, will give a lecture as part of University of Portland’s annual William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice. Gurr will present “When Injustice Breeds Internal War: Evidence from Kosovo and North Africa” on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Center Room 163 on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The event, hosted by the political science department, is free and open to the public.

Gurr, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, has served as a consultant to several presidential administrations during his career. He is the author of the prize-winning work, Why Men Rebel, which is currently published in a 40th anniversary edition. He is also the co-author of Crime-Terror Alliances and the State, which his presentation will be based on. His book and presentation 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. Mazzocco had a long and distinguished career in military intelligence with various WWII 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 more information, please contact Gary Malecha at [email protected] or (503) 943-7452





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