Event Date: Monday February 25, 2019
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: WCFIA Room K-354, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Handling Division in a Conflicted Society:

Lessons for the U.S. from the Northern Irish peace process


Rev. Dr. Gary Mason

Founder & Director, Rethinking Conflict

Monday, February 25, 2019
4:30-6:00 PM
WCFIA Room K-354
1737 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.


About the speaker:

Rev. Dr. Gary Mason founded Rethinking Conflict after thirty years of on-the-ground peace building in a conflicted society in Northern Ireland. Throughout his career, he has been based about 200 meters from the peace walls that divided Catholic and Protestant communities in Belfast. He played a leading role in establishing the Skainos project in inner city Belfast, a world class urban social justice center, developed in a post-conflict society as a model of coexistence and shared space.

Dr. Mason is a Senior Research Fellow at the Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University in Ireland, and an adjunct professor at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. He holds a PhD from the School of Psychology at the University of Ulster. He was awarded an honorary Doctor in Divinity from Florida Southern College for his role in peace building in Ireland. He completed his theological studies at Queens University and holds a Bachelor’s in Business Studies from the University of Ulster.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: 

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public PolicyThe Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme of the Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

For more information, contact Donna Hicks at dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu.


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