The Center for the Study of Democracy and Department of Sociology present the fourth annual Robin M. Williams Jr. Lecture: 

"The Future of Violence:  What Is High Tech Doing to Violent Conflict?"
with Randall Collins, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

April 6, 2012
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A (SSPA), Room 2112

About the speaker:
Randall Collins is the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Advisory Editors Council of the Social Evolution & History Journal. He is considered to be one of the leading non-Marxist conflict theorists in the United States.

About the Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecture: 
The annual Robin M. Williams, Jr. Lecture, established in 2009 by the UCI Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Democracy, honors the research and teaching of Robin M. Williams, distinguished visiting professor, who devoted much of his career and writing to studies of intergroup tensions, race relations, war and peace, ethnic conflict, and altruism and cooperation. Among his many titles and distinctions, Williams was a past president of the American Sociological Association and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, American Philosophical Society, National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council. Williams was a greatly respected and much loved member of the UCI School of Social Sciences where he spent the last 16 years of his life pursuing his love for research, teaching and service.

For further information, please contact Shani Brasier, or 949-824-2904.

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