UF focuses on conflict resolution with series of events

Published: October 11 2013

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will offer a series of workshops, speeches and events as part of conflict resolution week, starting Monday.

Students and others are invited to participate to learn conflict resolution tips. The public is also invited to attend programs and talks ranging from mediating disputes between co-workers and roommates to learning how reconciliation dialogues can improve human rights domestically and abroad.

The week begins with “Knowing Your Rights: A Conversation and Lunch with UF’s Ombudsman” at noon Monday in 202 Peabody Hall. Participants can learn about their rights if they have a conflict with UF and how the ombudsman can help to resolve it.

Daily events include “The Conflict Doctor Is In” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas. Trained mediators will be available to provide conflict coaching tips.

An international conflict resolution and peacebuilding seminar will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in Ustler Hall Atrium with Judy Anderson and Joseph Sebarenzi. Anderson, an advocate for gender justice and conflict resolution, has worked in commuinty development for more than 35 years, mostly in Africa.  Sebarenzi specializes in international human rights and conflict management and currently works for the U.S. Department of Justice. He is the former president of the parliament of Rwanda and wrote a memoir about his survival of civil wars and genocide in his native country.

For the full schedule, go to https://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/conflict-resolution/conflict-resolution-week/. Updates will be available on Facebook.

For more information, contact Chris Loschiavo, chrisl@dso.ufl.edu, 352-294-3606.



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