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Westfield State Hosts Conflict Resolution Expert

 

Westfield State University will host visiting scholar and conflict resolution practitioner Dr. Tatsushi Arai for several open classroom lecture sessions on Monday, May 2, beginning at 9:20 a.m.

Dr. Tatsushi Arai is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution and peacebuilding with twenty years of diverse international experience. He is an associate professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute in Vermont and a fellow of the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Virginia.

Schedule of events:

9:20-10:10- “Alternative Perspectives on the Post-September 11th World: Insights from US-Pakistan Dialogues,” an open class in the Ely Campus Center Room 338.

10:30-11:15- Coffee Hour Meet and Greet in the Honors Center, Mod Hall Room 103D.

11:30-12:20- “Being a Scholar-Practitioner: An Invitation to Dialogue,” a lecture in the Faculty Center.

12:35-1:25- “Practical Reconciliation: Lessons from Rwanda,”an open class in Bates Hall Room 221.

1:40-2:30- “Alternative Perspectives on the Post-September 11th World: Insights from US-Pakistan Dialogues,” an open class in the Ely Campus Center, in the Owl’s Nest.

3:10-4:25- “From Counterterrorism to Conflict Resolution: Afghan Perspectives on Security and Development,” an open class in the Ely Campus Center Room 338.

All of the above sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ricki Kantrowitz, professor of psychology, at (413) 572-5378 or rkantrowitz@westfield.ma.edu.


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