Transforming Violent Conflict into Peace: A Global Perspective
Learn about methodologies, opportunities, and challenges in moving from high conflict to peaceful coexistence with Vice President for Strategy for Search for Common Ground, Michael Shipler '99, during a campus presentation and discussion on Friday, December 15 from 1:00 - 2:15 in Stokes Auditorium.
Drawing on more than twenty years of experience in global peacebuilding, Michael will speak to how societies move from high conflict to living peaceably. He has worked from the community to political levels in peacebuilding, recently serving as Asia Regional Director for Search for Common Ground where he led programming in eleven countries and offices in Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste. Michael has served as the Senior Program Advisor for SFCG providing technical support to programs in Yemen, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Angola and elsewhere.
Search for Common Ground is an international non-governmental organization that works to end violent conflict and build healthy, safe, and just societies. It is the largest such organization dedicated to peacebuilding, with offices in over 30 countries and a media reach of roughly 40 million people.
Supported by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, Department of Political Science, Department of Religion, and Concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights.