February 17, 2021
(NEW YORK) — The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of its 2020 HFG Distinguished Scholars. These fifteen leading researchers are undertaking projects poised to make significant contributions to understanding the causes, manifestations, and control of violence across the globe.
The international cohort of scholars, chosen through a rigorous peer-review competition, are investigating a rich and varied collection of violence topics, including those involving gender, religion, ethnicity, prisons, policing, social media, intergroup attitudes, conflict resolution, and post-war societies.
In selecting the awardees, highest priority was given to research that addresses urgent, present-day problems of violence—what produces it, how it operates, and what prevents or reduces it.
“Given the abundance of violence in the world, we are gratified to be able to support the work of this impressive group of researchers,” said Foundation Director of Research Joel Wallman. “As they seek to comprehend the array of violence issues from different disciplinary perspectives, we expect their work to significantly augment the body of knowledge forged by scholars who study violence, and we hope that the scholarship we support will inform efforts to reduce violence.”
These awards were previously known as the Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grants. The Foundation adopted the new name to better reflect the excellence of the scholars who receive these grants and the promise of their research.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation is a leader in creating and disseminating knowledge on the nature, consequences, and reduction of violence in its many forms, including war, crime, and human aggression.