The Reflections on War (R.O.W.)
Former Marine and graduate of Adelphi’s Criminal Justice and Anthropology departments, Julian McBride BA ’17, BS ’17 is the founder of the non-profit Reflections on War (R.O.W. Initiative).
Weaving heart-wrenching accounts of war with his own experiences, Julian has created images that highlight the basic premise that all deserve dignity, respect and protection, and that a victim is more than just a statistic. The R.O.W. Initiative began as a student-initiated and -run anthropological field expedition that sought to establish a philanthropic wing for the victims of human conflict. In highlighting the catastrophic and devastating effects of these conflicts on the surrounding populations, Julian and his colleagues hope to both inform and shock the audience into action.
About the Speaker
Julian McBride is the director of the Reflections of War Initiative, a non-profit organization he developed as an undergraduate student in Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Adelphi University to tell the stories of the victims of war through art and research. Through his research, Julian has participated in forensic anthropological projects in Greece, presented research at the NCUR conference at the University of Memphis and at PCUN (the Psychology Coalitions of NGO’s accredited by the United Nations), studied human rights abuses and war crimes in the Balkans and the Middle East, and written for periodicals such as Ancient Origins Magazine. From his research on genocide, he has developed partnerships with the Assyrian International News Agency, Greek Genocide Resource Center, Aletheia Artists Shedding Light, and the ATOP Meaningful World. Julian was a double major in Criminal Justice and Anthropology with a minor in Sociology at Adelphi. During his undergraduate years, he served as President of the Criminal Justice Club, was awarded the Janice Smith Memorial Award, presented his research at NCUR and at the Adelphi Undergraduate Research Conference, earning honorable mention, and was inducted into Lambda Alpha Honor Society. In his spare time, Julian writes for multiple journal and science outlets and recently co-published an article in the February edition of Ancient Origins Magazine. He is also a veteran of the US Marine Corps and served in Afghanistan.