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  • Latest Edition of Global Initiative’s Nigeria Tracker Released

                              The Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict at The University of South Florida Announces the latest publication on Nigeria and Boko Haram. To access the complete publication click here. The USF Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict (GICSC) Nigeria and Boko […]

  • Director Derek Harvey on PBS NewsHour

    Global Initiative Director Derek Spoke to Judy Woodruff on April 18th, 2015, offering insightful analysis on ISIL and how it has capitalized on vulnerabilities of Iraq’s security forces. When asked what the strengths and weaknesses are of the Iraqi army are, who’s in it, and why has it been having so much difficulty as of late […]

  • Director David Jacobson Featured in The New York Times

    This week the United Nations issued the Secretary General’s 2015 report on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, a formal report that named sexual violence as a major weapon of war. Zeinam Hawa Bangura, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, told diplomats that the issue “casts a long shadow over our collective humanity,” and amounts to “the […]

The Price of Extremism

The Price of Extremism

The execution style murder of three young North Carolina students, two of whom were hijab wearing Muslim women, raises questions regarding the rise of Islamaphobia in the United States in the form of hate crimes. Some will argue that the motive for the incident has not been clearly established and was simply the unfortunate outcome […]

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