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Public Service

The faculty of the Center for Applied Conflict Management are involved in service activities related to the field of applied conflict management. From state-level agencies to local school districts, the Center has a long-standing history of teaching applied theory and skills to a wide array of professionals and community members and of consulting on intervention and conflict resolution strategies.

Recent public service activities by CACM faculty include:

  • Co-sponsoring a lecture by former Nuremberg Prosecutor Henry T. King. Professor King provided a historical and contemporary perspective on the operation of war crimes tribunals during World War II. Link to newspaper article about Professor King's lecture

  • Providing mediation training to several community mediation centers and school systems in the area

  • Designing and facilitating public meetings on contentious community topics

  • Bringing "Arlington West on the Road" to the Kent campus as part of an annual commemoration of May 4, 1970. "Arlington West" is a traveling memorial consisting of small white crosses, Stars of David, and crescents which represent each U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.

  • Co-sponsoring a lecture and slide show presented by a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation's Columbia Peace Presence Team about the extraordinary experiment in nonviolence of the peasant farmer community in San José de Apartadó in Columbia.

  • Co-sponsoring a lecture by Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Case Western Reserve University professor Michael Scharf entitled "The Saddam Hussein Trial on Trial"

  • Sponsoring several campus lectures and events including a performance by Gandhi impersonator Dr. Shall Sinha and a visit by the "Drop Beats Not Bombs: The Power of Nonviolence" tour, a collaboration between the Fellowship of Reconciliation and New York based hip hop arts collective Movement in Motion.

  • Offering occasional Continuing Education courses in relationship and domestic violence, posttraumatic stress disorder, and trauma response and recovery.

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