Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum: Arts and Conflict
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)
Note: All guests are required to enter via 23rd Street entrance for building access. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance.
The arts, media and culture offer peacebuilders a unique set of tools for transforming conflict, ranging from a variety of live theatre performances and the reinvention of cultural traditions to televised episodic drama. The arts provide a window through which communities recovering from conflict can explore painful social wounds while media outlets present a method of reaching extraordinarily broad audiences in diverse and often remote locations. While some peacebuilders have been resistant to the use of arts and culture in their work, these tools are gaining traction and legitimacy in the field. As more peacebuilders embrace the use of the arts in their work, a sub-field of arts and conflict is beginning to develop. What are the implications of these trends on the field of peacebuilding in general? Where are these tools the most appropriate and how can peacebuilders better engage the arts, media and culture to our advantage?
This event will feature the following speakers:
Cynthia Cohen, panelist
Director, Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
Lena Slachmuijlder, panelist
Chief Programming Officer
Search for Common Ground
Sheldon Himelfarb, moderator
Director, Center of Innovation: Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding / Director, Center of Innovation: Science, Technology and Peacebuilding
United States Institute of Peace
This event is co-hosted by Search for Common Ground.
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