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  • 09:45 Violence in Southern Thailand - Colgate University PCON Podcast 1

    Violence in Southern Thailand - Colgate University PCON Podcast 1

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    By Tyrell Haberkorn, postdoctoral fellow in Peace&Conflict Studies at Colgate UniversityIn July 2007, nearly 400 citizens were arrested as suspected ""terrorists"" involved in Islamic insurgency in the three southern-most provinces of Thailand. Denied kno

  • 12:27 The Cambodian Genocide and the Continuing Effects of War after Conflict Resolution - PCON Podcast 2

    The Cambodian Genocide and the Continuing Effects of War after Conflict Resolution - PCON Podcast 2

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    By Katherine Clark '11On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge invaded the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, and drove the inhabitants of the city to the countryside. The new leadership forced city-dwellers into agricultural communes, with hopes of bringing Cambod

  • 08:51 The Armenian Genocide - Colgate University PCON Podcast 3

    The Armenian Genocide - Colgate University PCON Podcast 3

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    By Miriam Neustadt '11From 1915 to 1918, the Ottoman Empire, today known as Turkey, brutally and systematically murdered 1.5 million Armenian Christians. The event was considered quite successful. In fact, predecessors like Adolf Hitler followed the model

  • 08:16 The Lost Boys of Sudan - Colgate University PCON Podcast 4

    The Lost Boys of Sudan - Colgate University PCON Podcast 4

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    By Olivia Straub '12Beginning in 1983, the Northern Sudanese government began launching attacks on Southern villages. Many people died in these vicious attacks; however, one group of people did survive. The Lost Boys of Sudan are a group of 7 to 17 year o

  • 13:08 The Democratic Republic of Congo - Colgate University PCON Podcast 5

    The Democratic Republic of Congo - Colgate University PCON Podcast 5

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    By Christopher Dixon '12From the time of Leopold II to the turn of the century, the Congo has been ruled ruthlessly by self serving autocrats. Resources in the region are vital to today's global economy but have been the cause of conflict for the past 125

  • 07:54 The Massacre in Drencia, Kosovo - Colgate University PCON Podcast 6

    The Massacre in Drencia, Kosovo - Colgate University PCON Podcast 6

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    By Bardha Ajeti '12Fifty-eight ethnic Albanians, including Adem Jashari, the leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), were massacred by the Serbian police in hopes of suppressing the independence movement in Kosovo. The massacre resulted in the war in

  • 11:28 Conflict Diamonds and Human Rights Violations - Colgate University PCON Podcast 7

    Conflict Diamonds and Human Rights Violations - Colgate University PCON Podcast 7

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    By Vera Carrington '10The illegal and secret production of diamonds from unlicensed mines throughout Africa has caused mass violence throughout the world. Because these diamonds are passing through the diamond trade and reaching parts of Europe and Americ

  • 11:02 South Africa under Apartheid - Colgate University PCON Podcast 8

    South Africa under Apartheid - Colgate University PCON Podcast 8

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    "By Andrew Eldredge '11From 1948 to 1990, South Africa functioned under a system of state racism. Under apartheid, non-white South Africans were subjected to oppressive rule and flagrant human rights violations. Over the past two decades, South Africa tra

  • 14:07 The Struggle for East Timor - Colgate University PCON Podcast 9

    The Struggle for East Timor - Colgate University PCON Podcast 9

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    Teesa Bahana '11This podcast provides information on the invasion of East Timor by Indonesia in 1975 and the brutal occupation and arduous struggle for liberation that followed until East Timor declared its independence in 2002.In fall 2008, members of th

  • 09:54 The Lost Boys of Sudan - Colgate University PCON Podcast 10

    The Lost Boys of Sudan - Colgate University PCON Podcast 10

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    "By Sheldon Keegan '11In 1983, 27,000 Sudanese boys between the ages of 5 and 18 were forced to flee from their homes to escape guerilla violence and the surrounding Civil War. Their journey to safety was dangerous, traumatic, and left many of them in ref

  • 15:05 The U.S. versus Castro's Cuba - From Batista to the Cold War - Colgate University PCON Podcast 11

    The U.S. versus Castro's Cuba - From Batista to the Cold War - Colgate University PCON Podcast 11

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    Diandra Rivera '12This podcast is about the beginning of the end of the U.S.- Cuban relationship caused by the revolution led by Fidel Castro. This resulted in the American government's placement of the Embargo Act upon Cuba.In fall 2008, members of the I

  • 10:06 El Mozote Massacre - Colgate University PCON Podcast 12

    El Mozote Massacre - Colgate University PCON Podcast 12

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    By Dana Epsten '11The El Mozote massacre occurred on December 11, 1981 leaving over 800 people dead including a shocking number of women and children. Despite the fact this tragedy occurred so many years ago, those who committed the crimes still have not

  • 10:12 The Darfur War - Colgate University PCON Podcast 13

    The Darfur War - Colgate University PCON Podcast 13

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    By Brian K. Gitau '11The Darfur war has been on the mass media spotlight for a while now but less is said about how it all started. The conflict between the anti government militia and the pro- governments militia had its roots on the migration of Chadian

  • 10:46 The Arab-Israeli Conflict - Colgate University PCON Podcast 14

    The Arab-Israeli Conflict - Colgate University PCON Podcast 14

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    By Mark Miller '11The Arab-Israeli conflict began before the creation of the state of Israel, and continues to this day. This conflict has consisted of numerous wars and smaller scale violence. While these conflicts have led to a small degree of peace, th

  • 11:14 My Lai Massacre - Colgate University PCON Podcast 15

    My Lai Massacre - Colgate University PCON Podcast 15

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    By Melissa Giusti '11Within a four hour span, between 400 and 500 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai were killed by American soldiers during the Vietnam War. Somehow, the United States military was able to cover up the massacre until members of the press repo

  • 15:51 Drug Trafficking in The Caribbean - Colgate University PCON Podcast 16

    Drug Trafficking in The Caribbean - Colgate University PCON Podcast 16

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    By Brendan D. Buglione '10Drug trafficking networks throughout the Caribbean and South America have shaped and shoved many societal aspects of the area and has had profound impacts on a multiplicity of global nations.In fall 2008, members of the Introduct

  • 06:42 The Northern Ireland Crisis - Colgate University PCON Podcast 17

    The Northern Ireland Crisis - Colgate University PCON Podcast 17

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    By Brendan Gibney '11"The Northern Ireland Crisis" podcasts examines the conflict between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the British Government. The longstanding, vicious struggle seems to have moved from downright brutal situation to a more peaceful

  • 10:22 The U.S.-Iraq Conflict - Colgate University PCON Podcast 18

    The U.S.-Iraq Conflict - Colgate University PCON Podcast 18

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    By Ben Bernstein '10Over the course of history, Iraq has had many types of conflicts that continue to influence the country today. These conflicts are religious, Sunni-Shia, ethnic, Kurd-Arab, and cultural, related to British imperialism. They should defi

  • 08:30 Psychological Effects of Torture - Colgate University PCON Podcast 19

    Psychological Effects of Torture - Colgate University PCON Podcast 19

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    By Sydney Fields '11At Libertad Prison, the inmates were subjected to physical and psychological torture, which manifests itself in the effects seen after release. Around the world, there are many institutes that support people who have suffered from tort

  • 09:38 The Untold Story of Chechen Terrorists - Colgate University PCON Podcast 20

    The Untold Story of Chechen Terrorists - Colgate University PCON Podcast 20

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    By John Dohse '12On the 23rd of October 2002 the "9th Division of the Chechen army," took approximately 700 civilians hostage in a Moscow theater. Although major media organizations like the BBC and CNN portrayed the event as a simple act of terrorism, it

  • 10:38 Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda - Colgate University PCON Podcast 21

    Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda - Colgate University PCON Podcast 21

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    Eric Spencer '12For two decades, a rebel group known as Lord's Resistance Army has been abducting children in Northern Uganda, and enlisting them in the Army's ranks. After being completely desensitized, these children do the LRA's bidding, guns in hand.

  • 09:55 Soviet-Afghan Conflict and Covert U.S Intervention - Colgate University PCON Podcast 22

    Soviet-Afghan Conflict and Covert U.S Intervention - Colgate University PCON Podcast 22

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    By Matthew Miller '11This podcast examines the events surrounding the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as well as the efforts by the United States to covertly aid the Mujahideen resistance. This podcast also examines how failures in the reconstruction effor

  • 07:34 Child Soldiers in the Congo - Colgate University PCON Podcast 23

    Child Soldiers in the Congo - Colgate University PCON Podcast 23

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    By Allison Rabinowitz '12Despite the illegal nature of using minors in armed forced, children are being employed in battle in the Congo. Multiple fighting factions in the Congo are competing for control of the area, utilizing child soldiers for their caus

  • 08:39 Racism in Rwanda Leading up to the Genocide - Colgate University PCON Podcast 24

    Racism in Rwanda Leading up to the Genocide - Colgate University PCON Podcast 24

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    Michael Dinneen '11The podcast covers how racism was the catalyst for the division of the Rwandan Nation. The early European colonizers were among the first to separate the two main Rwandan ethnic groups. The Tutsi were identified as the "elite" while the

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