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Registration Open for 12th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education

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12th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Bridging the Divide in Polarized Societies
Cleveland, Ohio, USA, May 22 – 26, 2018

Hosted by: The Mandel School of Applied Social Science, Case Western Reserve University in partnership with John Carroll University, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 - 23, 2018, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Intensive Full Day Trainings (One and Two Days, 9AM – 5PM each day)
(see the conference agenda on the main conference web site for more information on the intensive trainings)

May 22 – 23, Dialogue Across Differences – Facilitator Training for Community Leaders, Parisa Parsa, Executive Director and Tierra Marshall, Associate,Essential Partners

May 22 – 23, Dialogues on Race: Inside Prison Walls and Outside in Communities, Madeleine G Trichel, Curriculum Coordinator and Program Facilitator, Horizon Prison Initiative and The Rev. Irene Miller Radcliff, Deacon, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, Volunteer for Horizon Prison Initiative.[Select ONE day only, or both days].

May 22, Finding Your Place. Engaging Polarized Communities, Dr. Julie Shedd,Associate Dean for Administration at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution,George Mason University and D.G. Mawn, President, National Association for Community Mediation

May 23, Building Opportunities through Civil Discourse, Lauren Litton, Revive Civility, Ohio Statewide Coordinator – NICD/University of Arizona, National Institute for Civil Discourse.

Thursday and Friday, May 24 - 25, 2018, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Intl. Conference on Conflict Resolution Education
Main Conference – Keynotes (2) and Workshops (select from more than 40)

Keynotes includes:

  • Youth Bridging the Divides in Polarized Societies, Saji Prelis, Director for the Children & Youth Programs at Search for Common Ground, co-chair of the UN-Civil Society Working Group on Youth Participation in Peacebuilding; Essma Bengabsia, New York University Student and founding member of Faith New Jersey’s Statewide Youth Council
  • Is Deradicalization Even Possible? From Anger and Hatred to Compassion and Forgiveness, Tony McAleer, President, Executive Director, Life After Hate. How does a young person become a neo-nazi? Is there a way back to humanity from such extreme hatred?

Main Conference (May 24- 25)

* 2 keynotes and more than 40+ (90 minute) workshops
* Peace/Conflict Resolution Educator Award
* $1,000 U.S. High School Student Peace and Conflict Resolution Education Scholarship Award

The International Conference on CRE is an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Presentations will focus on innovations in the fields that are making broad impacts in local, state, national, and international communities. Participants will exchange best practices, evaluation methodology, creation of policy implementation structures, consideration of obstacles to success, and new and innovative use of training, resources and technology.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Batton, Conference Coordinator, at 1-216-952-5609 or at

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