Louis KriesbergLouis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, will make two related presentations deriving from his new book Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach (Oxford UP) to be released in February 2015.

SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION TO A CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT APPROACH

The first session will provide an introduction to the ever-developing fields of peace studies, conflict resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and the constructive conflict approach.


WHEN: Nov.11, 2014 | 11:50 a.m. -12:50 p.m.  
(Lunch will be provided.)

WHERE: Feinberg Lecture Room (360 Dineen Hall) | SU College of Law Attendees are advised to read “Toward More Constructive Conflicts,” the first chapter of Realizing Peace.


SESSION 2: APPLYING A CONSTRUCTIVE CONFLICT APPROACH TO MIDDLE EAST CONFLICTS

The second session will engage participants in applying the ideas of the constructive conflict approach to various stages of the many interconnected conflicts in the Middle East.

WHEN: Nov. 13, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (Lunch will be provided.)Realizing Peace Book Cover

WHERE: Strasser Legacy Room (220 Eggers Hall) | Maxwell School

Participants should have some familiarity with the constructive conflict approach and have some ideas about possible applications that would reduce the destructiveness of one or more of the interrelated conflicts in the Middle East. The applications may be undertaken by various actors—US officials, American NGOs, foreign governments, international governmental organizations, or non-state actors. Short-term or long-term applications may be proposed. 

Familiarity with the constructive conflict approach may be gained by attending the Nov. 11th session; by reading “Toward More Constructive Conflicts”; and/or by reading “Waging Conflicts Constructively” 

CO-SPONSORS: Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts and Collaboration (PARCC) and INSCT’s Carol Becker Middle East Security Speaker Series