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PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies with Catherine Bertini

400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room

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"Managing Conflict While Leading Change.Catherine Bertini, Former Executive Director, UN World Food Program, Professor Emeritus, Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

Leading change in organizations inevitably creates conflict. Effective leaders manage that conflict strategically so that it results in productive growth. The more complex the organization and radical the change, the more conflict results, demanding ever more skillful leadership. Catherine Bertini, a former Rockefeller Foundation Fellow and head of the UN World Food Program, will offer ideas from her latest publication, Leading Change in United Nations Organizations, released in June 2019. The publication is especially important because it brings together around two dozen former United Nations executives and offers concrete advice concerning one of the world's most complex international organizations. 


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. 

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.