Skill Building for Facilitating Dialogue and Conflict Resolution – Panel Discussion
Date: October 26, 2011
The panel addressed the importance of developing cognitive, communicational, and relational skills needed for living and working in a multicultural environment. Special attention was paid to the role of education programs in developing cooperation and understanding among students from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. In addition to Barbara Gottschalk of Seeds of Peace, panelists included Director Janet Penn and student Bridget Waid of Youth LEAD, Ronnie Miller, Deputy Director of the Irish International Immigrant Center and former Director of Corrymeela (the reconciliation and peace-building center in Northern Ireland), and Justin Bergeron, Executive Director of Peace through Play. It was co-sponsored by the Humanities Center’s Artists and Practitioners in Residence Program (APRP), the Brudnick Center for the Study of Violence and Conflict, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The Panel was moderated by Dr. Gordana Rabrenovic, the Director of the Brudnick Center.