Pitt-Bradford’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Symposium Series will
hold a discussion about gun control from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in
Room 107 of Fisher Hall.
Speakers for the panel discussion
are Barry Gan, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for
Nonviolence at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.; Dr. Tony Gaskew,
associate professor and director of the criminal justice program at
Pitt-Bradford; and Dr. Michael Klausner, associate professor of sociology at
The symposium is free and open to
the public. Participants will address various viewpoints in a reasoned,
empirically grounded discussion, noted Klausner, who organized the event.
Questions from the audience will also be entertained.
The Center for Nonviolence at St.
Bonaventure is one of the longest-standing peace studies programs in the world,
offering more courses in nonviolence than any other program in the United
In addition to serving as director
of the center, Gan is the editor of “The Acorn: Journal of the Gandhi-King Society.
He has taught at St. Bonaventure for the past 27 years and holds both a Master
of Arts and doctoral degrees from the University of Rochester. He is or has
been a volunteer with the Olean (N.Y.) Area Coalition for Peace and Justice,
the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Olean General Hospital ethics
Gaskew holds a doctorate in conflict
analysis and criminal justice from Nova Southeastern University. He has an
extensive background in the field of criminal justice, is actively involved in community
outreach and serves as a research team member on the FBI-sponsored Global
Hostage-Taking and Analysis Project. As a Fulbright-Hays fellow, Gaskew has
conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Egypt and Israel examining the Muslim
Brotherhood, structural and political violence. His articles have appeared in
various journals and edited books, including Encyclopedia of School Crime and
Klausner is the director of the
social sciences program and holds a doctoral degree in sociology from the University
of Illinois. He teaches a variety of classes, including Socialization,
Organizational Behavior, Small Groups, Sociological Theory, Deviance and Social
Control, and Criminology. A native of New York City, he frequently returns and
volunteers with various agencies, including New York Cares, for which he
tutored homeless children.
For more information on the
symposium, contact Klausner at (814)362-7627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For disability-related needs,
contact the Office of Disability Resources and services at (814)362-7609 or email@example.com.