Joel Wallman Named Director of Research at Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG), a leader in understanding violence, has named Joel Wallman Director of Research. In this role, Dr. Wallman will guide the Foundation’s research agenda on the nature, consequences and responses to violence in its many forms, including human aggression, crime and war. The appointment is effective immediately.
“I am very pleased that Joel Wallman will direct HFG’s research efforts,” said Daniel F. Wilhelm, President of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. “Joel has long been indispensable to identifying important areas of violence research, upholding the rigorous scholarly standards for which HFG is known and bringing together researchers and practitioners to share knowledge and perspectives. His new role recognizes this past leadership and reaffirms the centrality of violence research as the irreducible core of the Foundation’s mission.”
The Foundation supports the work of researchers across academic disciplines, through grant competitions and commissioned research, investigating violence in its many manifestations. Recent grants have supported studies of drug-trafficking violence in Mexico, changes in California’s forensic hospital system to reduce the incidence of violence, and citizen mobilization against Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria...