Cabell lecture by Vladimir Bratic, associate professor of communication studies. Bratic came to Hollins in fall 2006. Before coming to the United States, he lived in the Czech Republic, where he graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy and Philosophy at the Palacky University. He is originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he conducted most of his research on the role of the media in conflict and peace. He has published articles and teaches about how media can help promote peaceful transformation of violent conflict across the world. Professor Bratic discussed his research on NPR's "The Brian Lehrer Show" (listen to: "Speaking of Peace"). He has also sailed on the Peace Boat, part of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). Bratic serves as a core member of GPPAC’s media advisory group.