Faculty Profile

James Meernik

Title
Chair
Department
Technical Communication
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Michigan State University, 1992.
Major: Political Science
MA, Michigan State University, 1988.
Major: Political Science
BA, Grand Valley State University, 1985.
Major: Political Science and Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4951.004, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2021
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PSCI 4900.724, Special Problems, Fall 2020
PSCI 2305.003, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.011, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 2305.006, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4951.008, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2018
PSCI 2305.006, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2018 SPOT
PSCI 2305.005, US Political Behavior and Policy, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3500.002, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2305.006, US Political Behavior and Policy, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.006, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4830.001, American Foreign Policy, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.005, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 1050.007, American Government: Process and Policies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3500.001, Introduction to Peace Studies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.009, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.805, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1040.842, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2014 Syllabus
HNRS 4000.001, Honors Capstone Seminar : Global Perspectives, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4830.001, American Foreign Policy, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 1050.008, American Government: Process and Policies, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2014
PSCI 1040.010, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Summer 5W1 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.728, Special Problems, Spring 2013
PSCI 1040.013, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 6940.722, Practicum, Fall 2011
PSCI 6900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PSCI 6940.722, Practicum, Spring 2010
PSCI 6900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Fall 2009
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 2009
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
PSCI 6930.701, Individual Research, Spring 2009
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Spring 2009
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2008
PSCI 6930.721, Individual Research, Fall 2008
PSCI 4500.001, Leadership Seminar, Fall 2008
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2008
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2008
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2008
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2008
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2008
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2008
PSCI 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2008
PSCI 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2008
PSCI 6900.702, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2008
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2008
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2008
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2007
PSCI 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2007
PSCI 6930.721, Individual Research, Fall 2007
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2007
PSCI 4330.001, Topics in Political Theory, Fall 2007
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2007
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2007
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 3W1 2007
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2007
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2007
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2007
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2007
PSCI 4823.001, International Criminal Tribunals and War Crimes, Spring 2007
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2007
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2006
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2006
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PSCI 6900.752, Special Problems, Fall 2006
PSCI 4330.002, Topics in Political Theory, Fall 2006
PSCI 6950.080, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2006
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2006
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2006
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2006
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2006
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2006
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2006
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2006
PSCI 1040.005, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2005
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2005
PSCI 4330.002, Topics in Political Theory, Fall 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 4900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2005
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2005
PSCI 5950.751, Master's Thesis, Spring 2005
PSCI 4900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 4900.720, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 5900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2005
PSCI 6950.751, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2004
PSCI 5950.080, Master's Thesis, Fall 2004
PSCI 5340.001, Seminar in Political Science Scope and Methods, Fall 2004
PSCI 4900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2004
PSCI 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Crutsinger, C. A., Prybutok, V. R., Golden, T. D., Meernik, J. D., Wilson, A. K. (2015). Leading by Example: University Top Scholars Support Mentoring Networks. UNM.
Book
Meernik, J. D., Demeritt, J. H., Uribe, M. (2019). As War Ends. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Meernik, J. D., King, K. L. (2019). Judging Justice. 216. Ann, Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. https://www.press.umich.edu/10033319/judging_justice/
King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2017). The Witness Experience: Investigating Ethnicity, Gender & Trauma at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. 175. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/witness-experience/6D355F7926CB1C9AB5B21E5787D2448E
Meernik, J. D., Aloisi, R. (2017). Judgment Day. Cambridge University Press.
Meernik, J. D. (2016). International Tribunals and Human Security. Rowman and Littlefield.
Meernik, J. D. (2013). The Realities of International Criminal Justice.
Meernik, J. D. (2008). Democratization in Taiwan: Challenges in Transformation..
Meernik, J. D. (2006). Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in Post-War Societies: Sustaining the Peace ..
Meernik, J. D. (2004). The Political Use of Military Force in US Foreign Policy..
Book Chapter
Meernik, J. D., King, K. L. (2020). Whither Thou Truth & Justice: Witness Perceptions about their Contributions to the ICTY. Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780198862956.001.0001/oso-9780198862956-chapter-14
Meernik, J. D. (2019). International Tribunals and Political Accountability. Edward Elgar.
Meernik, J. D., Demeritt, J. H., Mason, T. D., Pulido Gomez, A. (2019). Land, Violence and the Colombian Peace Process. Cambridge University Press.
Meernik, J. D. (2013). Public Support for the International Criminal Court. The Realities of International Criminal Justice.
Meernik, J. D. (2011). "A Distant Court: Assessing the Impact of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia".
Meernik, J. D. (2010). "Military Interventions Short of War in the Post 1975 Era", in A Companion to Military History.
Meernik, J. D. (2009). "Transitional Justice in Post Conflict Societies: Causes and Consequences".
Meernik, J. D. (2007). "Defining and Delivering Justice" In Ethics, Nationalism and Just War.
Meernik, J. D. (2006). "The Use of Military Force to Promote Human Rights" in Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in Post-War Societies: Sustaining the Peace.
Meernik, J. D. (2005). "Bringing Her out of the Shadows: An Analysis of Sentences in Rape Cases Before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia" in Courts Crossing Borders.
Meernik, J. D. (2004). "Crimes and Punishment: How the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia Distinguishes Among Massive Human Rights Violations", in Understanding Human Rights Violations.
Journal Article
Esparza, D., Martinez-Ebers, V. J., Branton, R. P., King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2020). Violence, Trust and Public Support for the Colombian Peace Agreement. Social Science Quarterly. 101(4), 1236-1254.
Meernik, J. D., Esparza, D. (2020). Movement of the People: Violence and Internal Displacement. International Area Studies Review.
Meernik, J. D. (2020). Violence and Reconciliation in Colombia: The Personal and the Contextual. Journal of Politics in Latin America.
Meernik, J. D., King, (2019). The Security Consequences of Bearing Witness. Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Meernik, J. D., Demeritt, J. H., Branton, R. P., Pulido Gomez, A. (2019). Violence, Voting & Peace: Explaining Public Support for the Peace Referendum in Colombia. Electoral Studies.
Meernik, J. D., Barron, J. (2018). Fairness in National Courts Prosecuting International Crimes: The Case of the War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia-Herzegovina. International Criminal Law Review.
Meernik, J. D. (2018). Your Brother’s Keeper: States and their Human Rights Abusing Allies. International Studies Perspectives.
King, K., Meernik, J. D. (2017). The Burden of Bearing Witness: The Impact of Testifying at War Crimes Tribunals. Journal of Conflict Resolution. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0022002717736567
Meernik, J. D. (2016). International Justice and Judicial Decision Making at the Appellate Level. Journal of Law and Courts. 4, 313-338.
Meernik, J. D., King, K. L. (2016). Truth, Justice, and Education: Towards Reconciliation in the Former Yugoslavia. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2015). Judicial Voting Behavior at the Appeals Chambers of the International Tribunals. 6(1), 29-46. Journal of International Organization Studies.
Meernik, J. D. (2015). The International Criminal Court and the Deterrence of Human Rights Atrocities. Civil Wars.
Meernik, J. D. (2015). Why Do Individuals Surrender to the International Criminal Tribunals. International Criminal Law Review.
Meernik, J. D. (2015). Explaining Public Opinion on International Criminal Justice. European Political Science Review.
King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2014). A Psychological Jurisprudence Model of Public Opinion and International Prosecution. International Center for Business Research. 17(1), 3-20.
Meernik, J. D. (2014). Can International Criminal Justice Advance Ethnic Reconciliation? The ICTY and Ethnic Relations in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
Greig, J. M., Meernik, J. D. (2014). To Prosecute or Not to Prosecute: Civil War Mediation and International Criminal Justice. International Negotiation. 19(2), 257–284. Brill.
Meernik, J. D. (2014). A Plea Isn’t Such A Bargain. International Criminal Law Review.
Meernik, J. D. (2013). Justice, Power and Peace: Conflicting Interests and the Apprehension of ICC Suspects. International Criminal Law Review.
Meernik, J. D. (2013). The Tactics of Foreign Policy Agenda-Setting: Issue Choice and the President’s Weekly Radio Address. International Area Studies Review.
Meernik, J. D. (2012). " The Influence of Home Country Characteristics on Judicial Decision Making at the ICTY.".
Meernik, J. D. (2012). The Impact of Human Rights Organizations on Naming and Shaming Campaigns.. Journal of Conflict Resolution.
Meernik, J. D. (2011). "Promoting International Humanitarian Law: Strong States and the Ratification of the ICC Treaty".
Meernik, J. D. (2011). "The Persistence of US Conflict Behavior: Continuity in the Use of Force"..
Meernik, J. D. (2011). Sentencing Rationales and Judicial Decision-Making at the International Criminal Tribunals.
Meernik, J. D. (2010). The Impact of International Tribunals and Domestic Trials on Peace and Human Rights After Civil Wars.
Meernik, J. D. (2010). United States Human Rights Policy Toward China.
Meernik, J. D. (2009). "I Do Declare: Declarations and the International Criminal Court"..
Meernik, J. D. (2008). "A Supply and Demand Theory of US Military Policy".
Meernik, J. D. (2008). "Is Justice Delayed at the International Criminal Tribunals".
Meernik, J. D. (2008). "It's Time to Stop Running: A Model of the Apprehension of Suspected War Criminals".
Meernik, J. D., Oldmixon, E. A. (2008). "The President, the Senate, and the Costs of Internationalism.". Foreign Policy Analysis.
Meernik, J. D. (2007). "The Evolving Application of International Law: Insights from the Appeals Chamber of the Ad Hoc International Tribunals".
Meernik, J. D. (2007). "The Short Path and the Long Road: Explaining the Duration of US Military Operations".
Meernik, J. D. (2006). "International Criminal Defense: A Preliminary Analysis of Background and Resources on Judicial Decision Making at the ICTR".
Meernik, J. D. (2005). "Civil War Destruction and the Prospects for Economic Growth".
Meernik, J. D. (2005). "Foreign Policy Orientation, Strategic Interaction and the Initiation of International Crises".
Meernik, J. D. (2005). "Individual Justices and the Solicitor General: The Amicus Curiae Cases 1953-2000".
Meernik, J. D. (2005). "Judicial Decision Making and International Tribunals: Assessing the Impact of Individual, National and International Factors".
Meernik, J. D. (2005). "Justice or Peace: How the International Criminal Tribunal Affects Societal Peace in Bosnia".
Meernik, J. D. (2005). "The Rehnquist Court and Its Support of Federal Agencies".
Meernik, J. D. (2004). "Determinants of Post Conflict Economic Assistance".
Meernik, J. D., Oldmixon, E. A. (2004). "Internationalism in Congress, 1948-­1989.". Political Research Quarterly.
Meernik, J. D. (2004). "Proving and Punishing Genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda".
Meernik, J. D. (2004). "Reaching Inside the State: International Law and Superior Liability".
Meernik, J. D. (2003). "Equality of Arms: The Individual vs. the International Community in War Crimes Tribunals".
Meernik, J. D. (2003). "The Determinants of ICTY Sentencing: An Empirical and Doctrinal Analysis".
Meernik, J. D. (2003). "Trends in the Solicitor General as Amicus, 1953-1990: Is He a Friend? Is He Influential".
Meernik, J. D. (2003). "Victor's Justice or the Law: Judging and Punishing at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia".
Meernik, J. D. (2002). " The Effectiveness of International Law and the ICTY – Preliminary Results of an Empirical Study".
Meernik, J. D. (2002). "Executive Influence on the U.S. Supreme Court: Solicitor General Amicus Cases, 1953-1997".
Meernik, J. D. (2001). "Domestic Politics and the Political Use of Military Force by the United States".
Meernik, J. D. (2001). "Public Opinion and Support for U.S. Presidents' Foreign Policies".
Meernik, J. D. (2000). "Modeling International Crises and the Political Use of Military Force by the United States".
Meernik, J. D. (1999). "Force and Influence in International Crises".
Meernik, J. D. (1999). "The Supreme Court and the Powers of the Executive: The Adjudication of Foreign Policy".
Meernik, J. D. (1998). "Statutory Construction and Congressional Response".
Meernik, J. D. (1998). "The 'Sole Organ' Before the Court: Presidential Power in Foreign Policy Cases: 1790-1996".
Meernik, J. D., Krueger, E. L., Poe, S. L. (1998). Testing Models of United States Foreign Policy: Foreign Aid During and After the Cold War. Journal of Politics. 60, 63-85.
Meernik, J. D. (1997). "Judicial Review and Coordinate Construction of the Constitution".
Meernik, J. D. (1996). "The Myth of the Diversionary Use of Force by American Presidents".
Meernik, J. D. (1996). "U.S. Foreign Aid in the Domestic and International Environments".
Meernik, J. D. (1996). "U.S. Military Intervention and the Promotion of Democracy".
Meernik, J. D. (1995). "Congressional Attacks on Supreme Court Rulings Involving Unconstitutional State Laws".
Meernik, J. D. (1995). "The Congress, the President and the Commitment of the U.S. Military".
Meernik, J. D. (1995). "U.S. Military Aid in the Eighties: A Global Analysis".
Meernik, J. D. (1994). "Explaining Congressional Attempts to Reverse Supreme Court Decisions".
Meernik, J. D. (1994). "Presidential Decision Making and the Political Use of Military Force".
Meernik, J. D. (1993). "Presidential Support in Congress: Conflict and Consensus on Foreign and Defense Policy".
Monograph
Meernik, J. D. (2008). U.S. Foreign Policy and Regime Instability..
Research Report
King, K. L., Meernik, J. D. (2016). Echoes of Testimonies: A Pilot Study into the Long-Term Impact of Bearing Witness Before the ICTY.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "Peace Studies Scholarships," Sponsored by Individual, Private, $25000 Funded. (20132020).
Grant - Research
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), Chelliah, S. L., "Political Instability and Language Endangerment," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $42515 Funded. (August 2017 – Present).
Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), Prybutok, V. R. (Co-Principal), "Getting More Productive with your Research," University of North Texas, $6000 Funded. (20142016).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "UNT Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $4860 Funded. (20142014).
Fossey, R. (Co-Principal), McPherson, M. A. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "Planning Trip for Study Abroad Experience in East Africa," Sponsored by Charn Uswachoke Fund (UNT), University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (20102011).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "Hispanic and Global Initiatives Fund," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $2100 Funded. (20092009).
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "War Crimes Study Abroad Course," Sponsored by Center for Interdisciplinarity, Other, $5000 Funded. (20092009).
Sponsored Research
King, K. L. (Co-Principal), Meernik, J. D. (Co-Principal), "War Crimes Study Abroad Award," Sponsored by Dallas Bar Foundation, Other, $2000 Funded. (20082008).
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Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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