Coexistence and Conflict Radio Show Series
What happens when we are faced with a situation when our values and belief systems are so polarized it motivates us to hide or to fight vehemently? Our so-called conflict becomes a protracted dispute for years to come. And yet, how do we begin to acknowledge these differences, embrace our diversity and learn how to coexist in these challenging situations.
The Texas Conflict Coach blog talk radio show will host a number of special guests.
When: Every Tuesday evening in June
Time: 5:00-5:30 pm PST/ 7:00-7:30 pm CST/8:00-8:30 pm EST
How: Call in live at 347-324-3591
Listen live and join the chat at www.blogtalkradio.com/texas-conflict-coach
Listen to archive shows or learn more at www.texasconflictcoach.com
June 7 – Coexistence and Conflict with Mari Fitzduff (this is a pre-recorded show)
Professor Fitzduff is the Program Director of the Coexistence and Conflict program at The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She will discuss her personal experiences living near the Killing Fields of Northern Ireland and how this motivated her to start the Coexistence and Conflict Program.
June 14 – I Shall Not Hate with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish
Dr. Abuelaish will talk about his education as a Palestinian becoming a doctor, his work at an Israeli hospital delivering babies and going back and forth over the border to Gaza, and the night that 3 of his daughters were killed in an Israeli attack on Gaza. Despite this tragedy, Dr. Abuelaish, who now lives in Toronto, Canada, still speaks out for peace.
June 21 – Mediating with True Believers with Beth Padgett and Xan Skinner
People often firmly hold onto beliefs about religion, sexuality/gender concepts, and even family traditions and child-rearing practices. Xan and Beth will identify and discuss barriers to transformation in conflicts related to firmly held beliefs and values. They will share successes they have experienced in their work with individuals and groups who came to mediation entrenched in fixed beliefs. They will also discuss what they learned about mediation, and about their roles as mediators, from mistakes, mis-steps and mishaps along the way.
June 28 – A Look Back at Hurricane Katrina – A Radical New Role for Conflict Management Professionals with Cindy Mazur
Cindy Mazur, a Director for Alternative Dispute Resolution at a federal agency that delivers emergency management services, will use Hurricane Katrina as a model to discuss the phenomenology of disasters in America. Various deleterious factors can be forecast that impede effective emergency response. These factors can be better managed when one person is placed in a role to oversee and manage the crisis phase of a disaster. A Conflict Management Professional can unify the ad hoc crisis management team and ensure its accountability and engagement. Provision of a structural solution of this nature would signify a commitment by our government to mitigate human misery in disasters.