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PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies presents Diane Swords

400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room

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"Intergroup Dialogue, Social Power, and Conflict Transformation.
Guest Speaker: Diane Swords, Instructor, Intergroup Dialogue Program, Syracuse University.

Longstanding intractable conflicts around identities are rooted in inequalities of social and material power. Intergroup dialogue is one intervention in such conflicts. This presentation shares tools embedded in the academic intergroup dialogue (IGD) model that address power imbalances. It also provides opportunity for a dialogic exchange around the experience of attendees in power-laden conversations. 

Diane Swords has a Ph.D. in Social Science from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. Her research interrogates power and identity in social movement strategy and democratic leadership. As a social justice educator in the Intergroup Dialogue Program, she co-facilitates dialogue classes on race, gender, faith and socioeconomic status. She has also contributed a chapter on intergroup dialogue for the forthcoming book, Transforming Intractable Conflicts. Her discussion will be based on that work. 

Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Be sure to check out the full list of speakers.

If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email or by phone at 315.443.2367.  

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