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Power of protest subject of ADP talk

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Patrice McMahon

The American Democracy Project will host a talk by Patrice McMahon, who will speak about the power of protests and movement building at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in Moulton Hall, room 215.

An assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, McMahon will present “The Power of Partnerships: Transnational Organizations and Global Women’s Empowerment.” Her research focuses on human security, nongovernmental organizations, human rights, and U.S. foreign policy. She is the author of The NGO Game: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in the Balkans and Beyond, and co-authored American Exceptionalism Reconsidered: U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights and World Order with David Forsythe.

Her research has appeared in various publications, including Foreign Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, Human Rights Quarterly, Democratization, and Ethnopolitics, and has been supported by the American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS), the U.S. Department of State, the National Research Council, the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research (NCEER), the Soros Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

She is currently working on two new projects on foundations and global women’s empowerment and transnational actors, water security, and peacebuilding.

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