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Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Panel Discussion

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Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Panel Discussion
April 5, 2018

The College of Liberal and Professional Studies, together with LPS’ professional graduate student association LPS gov and Women’s Campaign International, will sponsor the final of three panel discussions at the International House on Friday, April 13 from 3 - 5 p.m. The discussion will focus on conflict transformation and peacebuilding skills with an extraordinary panel including:

  • Dr. Mohamad Zeidan, investment banker, academic and philanthropist from Lebanon
  • Dr. David Eisenhower, public policy fellow at Annenberg and grandson of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Ulf Akerblom, honorary consul at the Consulate of Sweden and new business development strategist
  • Honorable Marjorie Margolies, president of Women’s Campaign International, long-time journalist and former member of Congress

April 13, 2018
3 - 5 p.m.
International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to today.

Previous panel discussions focused on diplomacy and negotiation in "A Time Like No Other" with retired Ambassador Richard N. Swett, the Honorable Christopher Shays, Mexican Consul General Alicia Kerber-Palma, and the Honorable Marjorie Margolies, president of Women’s Campaign International. Topics covered ranged from money in politics, the opioid crisis and our crumbling infrastructure, to foreign intervention in our elections. The follow-up questions by students provided an extraordinarily energizing exchange. 

The most recent panel discussion explored communicating in today's new media world—what's real and what's not? Panelists included Bill Siemering, a member of the founding board of National Public Radio (NPR) who helped shape its flagship program All Things Considered; Tanya Husar, managing editor of 6abc Action News; Nancy Glass, founder of Glass Entertainment Group, a provider of programming for various networks including A&E, National Geographic and Animal Planet; and the Honorable Marjorie Margolies. The interactive conversations with students were insightful and passionate.

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