Mediation and Other Methods to Foster Democratic Dialogue

Venue: Budapest

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Event Date/Time: Jun 11, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 22, 2007
Registration Date: Feb 14, 2007
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The course is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and cooperative projects among academics, professionals and students in the East and West who are pursuing the study of conflict and conflict resolution processes. The program, set in the context of Central and Eastern Europe's emerging democracies, will focus on mediation, as well as other consensual methods for addressing and resolving conflict and promoting understanding between peoples. The course is a cross-disciplinary and cross-national inquiry into the use of dialogue in conflict scenarios, attempting to lay a philosophical and intellectual foundation for mediation and then cultivate basic mediation practice skills. Mediation is a newly emerging field in both the west and the east. Legislation mandating the use of mediation has outpaced the development of both theory and practice, and this course is designed in part to fill that gap, cultivating scholars, teachers and practitioners in this developing arena.