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Assistant Professor Awarded 2018 Joyce & Aqueil Ahmad Endowment

Assistant Professor and CAS alumnus Brad Serber (Ph.D. 2016) has been awarded the 2018 Joyce and Aqueil Ahmad Endowment for the Promotion of Peace and Nonviolence from the University of North Dakota. This grant will support a public dialogue and deliberation series called Target: Nonviolence, which will be open to UND students, faculty, and staff and members of the local community. The project, which extends work from Serber’s dissertation, will focus on school shootings, sexual assault, hate crimes, and racism. It will consist of a film and guest speaker series loosely modeled after Penn State’s 2016-2017 series Talking Together about Guns, which Serber helped facilitate with Rosa Eberly, Peter Buckland, Matt Jordan, Jill Wood, and Morgan Nachman. He also plans to pair the series with a website archive of related deliberations from UND’s Public Speaking program, which he now directs. CAS alumnus Craig Rood (Ph.D. 2015) is also scheduled to make an appearance.