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Johan Galtung Workshop with Diane Perlman, PhD: Obama’s Second-Term: A US Policy of Peace?

A Solution-Oriented Policy Think Tank

Effective strategies for Israel-Palestine, Iran, Afghanistan, The Americas, The Koreas

Friday, November 30, 2012    11 :00 AM  – 5:00 PM

Search for Common Ground 4th floor 1601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Dupont Metro North Exit

11:00 – 1:30 Israel-Palestine, Gaza, Six State Solution - lunch included  $50/Students $40

2:00 – 5:00 Afghanistan, Iran, The Americas, The Koreas $40/Students $30

Full Day $75 Students/$50

Coffee, light vegetarian lunch, snacks included

Valuable for congressional staff, policy analysts, conflict analysis professionals, press

  & students

* Learn the Transcend Method, a solution-oriented approach to analysis of conflict dynamism

* Explore strategies for reducing tension and reversing cycles of violence and retaliation

* Develop constructive approaches to addressing basic human needs, legitimate goals, and just grievances

* Explore creative, outside-the-box strategies to break deadlocks and transform protracted conflicts

* Dialogue about ways of integrating these productive approaches into the current think tank culture

* Consider possibilities for Obama’s second term, with new congress and new political culture

* Apply knowledge to current conflicts 

* Learn about Galtung’s proposal for a Six State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, modeled after the European Community, and an OSCME – Organization for Security and Cooperation in the Middle East

* Understand paradoxical nature of coercive policies, Galtung’s “naïve theory of sanctions”

* Design policies capable of producing stability and enduring security

Dr. Johan Galtung is a pioneer and principal founder of the field of Peace and Conflict Transformation research.  He is the founder and co-director of Transcend, an International Peace, Development, Environment Network, He is the originator of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, consultant and advisor to many world leaders and organizations, and helped resolve the 8-year conflict between Peru and Ecuador. He has published more than 1000 articles and over 100 books and has received many awards, including the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize in 1987.

Diane Perlman, PhD is a US convener of Transcend, a clinical and political psychologist, Visiting Scholar, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, GMU, a member of Mediators Beyond Borders, and Psychologists for Social Responsibility.

RSVP Contact Diane Perlman, PhD by email or phone,, 202 775 0777. Name, email, phone # affiliation. Pay at door.  Checks or cash only (no credit cards) Transcend University Press Books by Dr. Galtung with be available for purchase and signing




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