Cascading Conflict: What is the Science of Violence?

This online event may be of interest:

Battles, revolutions, and other fights in history might seem violent in their own ways — consequences of specific social and cultural dynamics. But with the right lens, one can identify unifying principles.

In an online event on February 2, moderator Rachel Kleinfeld will explore the “science of violence” with researchers from the Santa Fe Institute. Through historical examples and data from real-world armed conflicts, they will discuss how an initial event spreads and ignites conflicts in other regions, resulting in a “conflict cascade” or avalanche that spreads over time and space.

Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the author of the 2018 book A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security. She advises governments and philanthropists in making major social change in democracies, with a focus on violence, polarization, and poor governance.

Jessica Flack, David Krakauer, and Eddie Lee are researchers in the C4 Collective Computation Group at SFI who look for patterns in complex social systems. Their recently published paper, “Scaling theory of armed-conflict avalanches” (Physical Review E, 2020), will form the basis for the discussion.

This event is co-hosted by the Santa Fe Council for International Relations and the Santa Fe Institute.

Founded in 1965, the Santa Fe Council on International Relations connects New Mexico and the world by engaging and inspiring global citizens through dialogue, education, and cross-cultural exchange.

Click here to reserve your free tickets to this virtual panel through the CIR website.

Remember to Nominate Someone for Communicator of Achievement

The Communicator of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women upon those members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession.

The recipient, chosen from nominations by NMPW members, is recognized for exceptional achievement in the communications field, service to NMPW/NFPW and to the community.

For specifics on building a nomination packet, rules for entry, nomination form and more, visit the 2021 Communicator of Achievement Rules page. Also, there is nothing barring self-nomination.

For more information, contact NMPW COA Chair Marilyn Ward.

NMPW EXCEEDS #GivingTuesday Goals

New Mexico Press Women EXCEEDED its goal to raise $1,500 for the Doris Gregory Scholarship during this year’s #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020. With donations and pledges ranging from $10 to $1,000 (one of each), NMPW raised $2,000, twenty-five percent more than its stated goal of $1500.  All funds will be added to the Doris Gregory Scholarship to benefit journalism students in New Mexico. NMPW thanks these NMPW members and friends who donated to the Doris Gregory Scholarship for their generosity:
  • Anthony Albidrez
  • Anne Hillerman
  • Carol Kreis
  • Damien Willis
  • Denise Tessier
  • Kathleen McCleery
  • Linda Lockett
  • Loretta Hall
  • Mike Gallagher
  • Marilyn Ward
  • Patricia Hodapp
  • Robert Flinkman
  • Robert Kidera
  • Sharon Niederman
  • Sherri Burr
  • Vicky Ramakka
NMPW President Sherri Burr expressed her gratitude with, “New Mexico Press Women’s first participation in #GivingTuesday was an outstanding success. Thank you and Happy Holidays!”

#GivingTuesday Supports Doris Gregory Scholarship Fund

Donate to the Scholarship Program

Donate to Doris Gregory Scholarship Fund

#GivingTuesday is a global movement to encourage people to contribute to their communities. Please consider making a donation today to the Doris Gregory Scholarship Fund, which supports students who are currently studying journalism in New Mexico universities. Since NMPW’s normal path to refurbish the Fund–the silent auction–was cancelled this year and will not take place in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Consider joining the following individuals who have already contributed to the campaign:
  • Anne Hillerman
  • Carol Kreis
  • Damien Willis
  • Denise Tessier
  • Loretta Hall
  • Mike Gallagher
  • Marilyn Ward
  • Patricia Conoway
  • Robert Flinkman
  • Robert Kidera
  • Sharon Niederman
  • Sherri Burr
You may also send a check made out to New Mexico Press Women to NMPW Treasurer Loretta Hall, 3219 El Toboso Drive, N.W., Albuquerque NM 87104.
NMPW’s goal is to raise $1500 to support two scholarships. Your donation to New Mexico Press Women’s scholarship fund will help provide scholarships for students majoring in print journalism, broadcast, photojournalism, public relations, or advertising at a New Mexico college or university. They appreciate your support!

LCPW Hosts NMPW Communication Contest Workshop

NMPW 2021 Communications Contest Workshop

NMPW 2021 Communications Contest Workshop

The Las Cruces Press Women will host the NMPW Communication Contest workshop on Tuesday, December 8, 6–7pm. Contest chair Carolyn Carlson will give us the lowdown on eligibility, rules, categories, and awards.

Advanced registration is required to attend this Zoom meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hope to see you there!