Conflict Resolution

Dialogue & Facilitative Leadership

Posted: July 12, 2021 at 7:20 pm, Last Updated: July 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Facilitative leadership focuses on individual and group reflections, understandings, and needs, and has the potential to be transformational. Radical acceptance as the wisdom of not making a bad situation worse by curbing the ego and keeping clear and focused is difficult but fundamental to effective leadership. Through listening to understand, asking questions when disagreements occur, […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Patricia A. Maulden

Critical Race Theory: What Is All The Controversy About?

Posted: June 29, 2021 at 4:55 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Critical race theory is an approach to issues of race, social structure, and history that has caused intense disagreement among analysts and activists of various political schools. This talk describes the doctrine analyzes the sources of disagreement about it, and suggests ways of resolving the conflict.

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Richard Rubenstein

War and Peace in an Age of Empire: What About China?

Posted: June 29, 2021 at 4:54 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 5:04 pm

The speaker’s 2010 book, “Reasons to Kill: Why Americans Choose War,” describes the arguments and images that persuade Americans to consent to wars. It looks as though many of those same propaganda techniques are being used to prepare Americans to accept a war with China. What is causing this and what can be done to […]

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Richard Rubenstein

Political Tribalism in America: Causes and Cures.

Posted: June 29, 2021 at 4:52 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 5:05 pm

Why do political conflicts in America increasingly resemble ethic, religious, and nationalist struggles that have been fought out violently in many other nations. How can the threat of civil violence in our own country be averted?

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Richard Rubenstein

Religious Conflicts and Their Resolution

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 5:06 pm

Why do religious conflicts sometimes become lethal? What is causing the current spread of violent religious conflicts worldwide? What can be done to resolve these conflicts?

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Richard Rubenstein

Poverty, Inequality, and Conflict

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 5:07 pm

How do poverty and inequality generate violent conflict even in a wealthy nation like the U.S.A.? What can be done to alter or eliminate the root causes of crime, structural violence, and war? This lecture brings the insights of conflict analysis and resolution to bear on an increasingly critical domestic problem.

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Richard Rubenstein

Foreign Policy

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm, Last Updated: June 30, 2021 at 7:24 pm

Ambassador Kauzlarich can address any number of topics regarding foreign policy, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, international energy and economic issues, energy transition and sustainability, role of US local governments in international relations, human rights, conflict resolution and peacemaking, and humanitarian aid.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Richard Kauzlarich

Basics of Conflict Resolution

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:26 pm, Last Updated: June 29, 2021 at 5:07 pm

How are potentially violent social conflicts recognized and dealt with? What’s the difference between ending and resolving a conflict? Does it matter if a conflict is resolved or not?

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Richard Rubenstein