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Training Workshop on Mediation in Intercultural Contexts

The Psychology of Peace and Violence Program hosted a two-day training workshop on “Mediation in Intercultural Contexts” given by Mariska Kappmeier (University of Hamburg, Germany and Visiting Researcher at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA).

Summary: Interpersonal conflicts can be based upon differences in interests as well as in cultural differences based on the cognitions, emotions, behaviors and values of the parties involved. Which tools can be most effective in mediating these kinds of conflict? The training examines different kinds of conflicts (two person conflicts and conflicts between groups) and different mediation tools that may be used to mediate such conflicts. Tools and strategies will be practiced using small group exercises.

Date: 

Friday, March 20, 2009 - 09:00