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‘Tomb Robbery in Ancient Egypt’ topic of RAFFMA lecture on Aug. 15
High Desert Daily
Aug. 8, 2020

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at Cal State San Bernardino, in collaboration with the Bowers Museum in Orange County and American Research Center in Egypt, Orange County (ARCE-OC), presents “Tomb Robbery in Ancient Egypt” with Kate Liszka, CSUSB associate professor of history. The online lecture will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1:30 p.m. PDT via YouTube Premiere.

Read the complete article at “‘Tomb Robbery in Ancient Egypt’ topic of RAFFMA lecture on Aug. 15.”

CSUSB professor quoted in article about Germany’s battle against anti-Semitism
Washington Examiner
Aug. 6, 2020

 Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was quoted in an article about Germany’s effort to combat anti-Semitism.

“Right now, the manifestations of anti-Semitism are increasingly transnational and online, with real-world, local effects,” said Levin. “We’ll need people well-versed in psychology and criminal justice but also information technology as well, because the Nazis that would’ve gathered in a beer hall are now gathering on platforms online.”

Read the complete article at “The science of anti-Semitism.”

CSUSB professor comments on the resignation of U.S. special envoy for Iran
Press TV
Aug. 7, 2020

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, was interviewed for a segment on the resignation of Brian Hook as the U.S. special envoy for Iran just as the Trump administration is ramping up efforts to push the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran. Elliot Abrams, the U.S. special envoy for Venezuela, will replace Hook.

“I think it’s highly significant that Brian Hook has quit right now, just one week before the United States is going to attempt to argue the case to renew the arms embargo, as I and many other your speakers and guests on Press TV have been saying for months,” Yaghoubian said. “This is simply a non-starter. It’s not going to work for primarily the reasons of the configuration of the U.N. Security Council and the opposition of the Chinese and the Russians. So, therefore, what I see is that the abject failure of ‘maximum pressure’ is now going to be met with sort of a corresponding mass exit.”

The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the multi-lateral agreement regulating Iran’s nuclear program, in May 2018, and imposed sanctions – its “maximum pressure” campaign – on Iran to force it back to the negotiating table, saying it wanted a better deal. China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom remain in the agreement.

The New York Times reported that “to the Iranians — and to some of his critics in Europe and at home — Mr. Hook was merely a defender of a policy meant to break the country and force it to the table to renegotiate a deal they had reached, and complied with, with the Obama administration in 2015.”

See the segment online at “US Iran envoy Brian Hook stepping down from his post: Pompeo.”

CSUSB professor writes: ‘Does using your phone increase your happiness?’

Psychology Today

Aug. 10, 2020

Anthony Silard, a CSUSB public administration professor and an award-winning scholar, author and international consultant, wrote an article for the website’s blog: “One of the myths about the digital age is that we spend time on our phones because we enjoy them. The truth is that we spend time on our phones because we feel compelled to.”

He suggested turning off the notification feature on the phone’s apps.

Read the complete article at “Does using your phone increase your happiness?

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