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Director, School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development, Kennesaw State University

Joseph Bock

Dr. Joseph G. Bock is Director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at Kennesaw State University. He was previously at the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. His humanitarian work has included directing Catholic Relief Services’ programs in Pakistan and Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza Strip, and overseeing programs in Bosnia, Croatia, Guinea, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Thailand, and Uganda while serving as Vice President at American Refugee Committee. He learned most of what he knows about violence prevention in South Asia.  His most recent humanitarian work was as a Fulbright Specialist with the Municipality of Athens, Greece, where he assisted the Mayor and his staff in their response to the influx of refugees and migrants during part of 2015 and 2016.  His articles on technology and violence prevention have appeared in the Journal of Information Technology & Politics,Information Technology for Development, and Political Geography. He is the author of three books, the most recent one, The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention, was published by MIT Press in 2012.