Kelman Seminar: Building a Diverse Boston: What Meaningful Inclusion Looks Like

Event Date: Monday January 30, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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

Building a Diverse Boston:
What Meaningful Inclusion Looks Like



David Howse

Managing Director, ArtsEmerson


timothy phillips

Timothy Phillips

CEO, Beyond Conflict


Monday, January 30, 2017
4:30 – 6:00 PM
CGIS South
Belfer Case Study Room, S-020
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

About the speakers:

David C. Howse is a recognized speaker and commentator on the arts and social integration. In his role as Associate Vice President of Emerson College and Managing Director of ArtsEmerson, Howse is part of the three person collaborative leadership team that co-directs Emerson College’s multi-faceted Office of the Arts. Howse previously served as the Executive Director of the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC), an organization that brings youth from the ages of 7 to 18 from the Greater Boston area to create harmony both musically and socially through a shared love of music. Howse holds degrees from Bradley University and New England Conservatory of Music and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Next Generation Executive Leadership Program. Currently, as a participant in the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program, a consortium of 100 of the world’s top cultural leaders, he is involved in addressing the critical issues that face the arts and cultural sector world-wide. Howse has received numerous awards for his innovative leadership including Root Cause’s Social Innovation Achievement Award and Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Award, recognizing him as one of Boston’s best and brightest young executives. David serves on the South Shore Hospital Board of Directors, the Board of Corporators for Eastern Bank, Chorus America Board of Directors and on the Board of the Forbes House Museum. He also serves on the advisory board of the Eliot School for the Arts and the corporation of the Community Music Center of Boston.

Timothy Phillips has launched several innovative organizations in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors that address critical and emerging global issues. In 1992, he co-founded Beyond Conflict, a pioneering and widely respected conflict resolution and reconciliation initiative that has made important contributions to the consolidation of peace and democracy around the world. In the private sector, Phillips was a founder of Energia Global International Ltd. (EGI), which was a leader in the development and operation of privately owned renewable energy facilities in Central and South America in the early 1990s. EGI was acquired in 2001 by the Italian electric utility ENEL S.p.A., the largest publicly traded electric utility in the world. Phillips helped launch and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Club of Madrid, which was founded in 2001 and works with more than 80 former heads of state and government to promote the consolidation of democracy around the world. Phillips has also advised the U.S. Department of State, the Council of Europe and the United Nations on conflict resolution and democratization. Phillips is currently CEO and Co-Chair of Beyond Conflict and has been a visiting lecturer at several universities, including teaching a course on the critical role of leadership in conflict transformation. Early in his career, Phillips worked internationally in support of human rights and the environment. Phillips serves on the board of directors, trustees and overseers of numerous international organizations and cultural and educational institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University, and the Foundation for a Civil Society. He also serves as a strategic consultant to a number of early-stage nongovernmental organizations on issues of democratization, civil society, conflict resolution and technologies to bridge the digital divide in the developing world. He is a frequent speaker in national and international forums, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the Salzburg Seminar, the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of State, and he has lectured at a number of universities, including Harvard, Columbia and Brandeis. He has published on transitional justice, conflict resolution and national reconciliation, and his work with Beyond Conflict (formerly the Project on Justice in Times of Transition) was featured in the PBS documentary The Visionaries. He has also been a guest commentator on National Public Radio, Radio RTE Ireland and the BBC World Service. Phillips was educated at Suffolk University and the London School of Economics.

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”.

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