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With Good Reason

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With Good Reason

from Virginia Humanities

For complete episode details, and to connect with the show, visit their website Predicting Civil Conflict Atin Basu (Virginia Military Institute) Atin Basu and his colleague’s Hotspot Predictors placed America high on the conflict predictor index for 2019. Sure enough, in 2020, we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people marching in the streets, guns flying off of the shelves and police and military using weapons against civilians. And there are 3 months left in the year. Can Predicting Hotspots help us see ahead to 2021? Human Security Christie Jones (George Mason University) Christie Jones was working in homeland security when Trayvon Martin was murdered by a neighborhood vigilante. She began questioning why addressing terrorism wasn’t a priority for securing the nation, shifting her perspective from homeland to human security. Connecting STEM + Social Justice Juan Garibay (University of Virginia) As an undergraduate student, Juan Garibay found himself frustrated by his math program as an undergraduate student. How could it be the best program in the nation if it couldn’t connect STEM to social justice? Garibay is using the SENCER method to transform classrooms and connect students to the human needs in the data. The Power of Water Mark Fink (Longwood University) Mark Fink is teaching students about the Power of Water through the waterways they swim in.

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