2015 Faculty Summer Seminar

This is a picture of a border patrol agent marking crossing points with the inscription, "Conflict Transformation in the Twenty-First Century."

Classroom Building, Room 511

May 5-8, 2015

Dr. George Lopez

Theodore M. Hesburgh Chair in Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
Vice President, United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC


The Center for the Study of Ethics is pleased to announce the 2015 Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Summer Seminar with guest scholar Dr. George Lopez from the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. The seminar will focus on strategies and practices for addressing conflict in the twenty-first century.

Conflict transformation describes an approach to conflict that focuses on its positive and creative dimensions. The methods and practices that shape this emerging field are premised on the idea that conflict is a natural part of human relationships that carries within it the potential for productive growth. The seminar will explore these ideas in a variety of contexts including international relations, ethnic and religious conflict, community building, and human rights issues. Faculty will have the opportunity to explore and debate case studies drawn from the most current work in the field.

The seminar will be held from May 5-8th, 2015. Sessions will run daily from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.