Weatherhead Center: Beyond the Headlines Understanding And Misunderstanding Islam
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
The theme of the 2015–2016 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is negotiation, conflict, and the news media. Featured speakers are Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Program in Islamic Studies, Harvard University and Jeff Seul, Lecturer on the Practice of Peace at Harvard Divinity School and Chairman of the Peace Appeal Foundation.
Ali AsaniProfessor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University; Director, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Program in Islamic Studies, Harvard University
Jeff SeulLecturer on the Practice of Peace, Harvard Divinity School; Chairman, Peace Appeal Foundation
The seminar explores the relationship between the news media and conflict-resolution efforts worldwide and examines how the framing and reporting of conflict influences the public understanding of events. The seminar considers ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethno-national conflicts. The topics this year include the rise of political Islam, domestic conflicts related to race, the impact of reporting techniques on conflict, the neuroscience of conflict, new threats to national security, and more. Speakers include experts from academia and the media, as well as political actors from conflict regions.