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APRIL 15-16, 2010

Religion and Global Issues into the 21st Century: Implications for Teaching and Learning Symposium

The Conflict Resolution Institute was proud to join The Center for Sustainable Development and International Peace (CSDIP) at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Iliff School of Theology for this initiative, one of three parts of a project supported by Henry Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Religion in International Affairs

CSDIP is engaged in a three-year project on the overall theme of religion in deeply divided societies that also includes a research track that has yielded an edited volume, " Between Terror and Tolerance: Religious Leaders and Conflict Management in Deeply Divided Societies."  Related to this research is a second track of policy consultations on the ways in which the findings of the research connects with the work of the United Nations in its engagement in conflict prevention, peacemaking, and post-conflict peacebuilding.

The third track of the project focuses on education in religion and international affairs and the development of new upper-division undergraduate and graduate-level course materials.  This work features the development of six new course modules for a new resource website.


Course themes include:

  • Religious Traditions and Contemporary Human Rights

  • Religion, the State and Governance in the 21st Century

  • Religion War and Peace Processes

  • Religion and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

  • Religion and the Environment

  • Religion and Development


JUNE 11-13, 2009

2009 ACR/EPP Environment and Public Policy Conflict Resolution Conference

Managing Climate Change through Collaborative Governance: The Use and Practice of Environmental Conflict Resolution in Addressing Policy Changes Globally and Locally

Keynote Speakers: Former Wyoming Governor James Geringer and Professor Michael Dorsey.

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February, 2007

"Peacebuilding and Trauma Recovery: Integrated Strategies in Post-War Reconstruction"

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May, 2006

"Public Conflict Resolution and Collaborative Governance in the West: University Centers as Partners and Convenors"

Keynote Speakers: Peter Adler, The Keystone Center, Colorado; E. Franklin Dukes, University of Virginia; Kirk Emerson, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution

May, 2005

"Colorado Community Mediation Summit "
Keynote Speaker: Linda Baron, executive director, National Association for Community Mediation

August, 2004

"Building Constructive Frameworks for Improving Ethnic Relations: Best Practices Here and Abroad 50 Years after Brown"
Keynote Speaker: Tom Pettigrew, professor emeritus, University of California-Santa Cruz; john powell, Ohio State University, Kirwan Institute

October, 2003

"Consolidating Peace in Northern Ireland: The Promise of Economic Development"
Keynote Speaker: John Hickenlooper, mayor, City of Denver

Featured Speakers: Jim Lyons, attorney, Denver; Dennis Gallagher, auditor, City of Denver; Sam Kingham, executive, Invest Northern Ireland; Mari Fitzduff, professor and director, Brandeis University; John Darby, professor, University of Notre Dame

June, 2003

"Demonstrating the Impact of Community Mediation in Colorado"
Keynote Speakers: Linda Baron, executive director, National Association for Community Mediation, Washington D.C. ; Honorable Mary Mullarkey, Chief Justice of Colorado, Denver

October, 2001

"Roots of Terrorism: How does Conflict Resolution Apply?"
Keynote Speakers: Cecilia Albin, University of Reading, Desmond Ellis, York University; Tamra Pearson D'Estree, George Mason University; Fred Pearson, Wayne State University

May, 1999

"Conflict Resolution in a Changing World: New Approaches to Learning and Practice"
Keynote Speaker, John Paul Lederach, University of Notre Dame and Eastern Mennonite University.

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