CSU Dominguez Hills Cyber Conference Connects Peace Builders from Around Globe

The California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Program on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding presents the 7th Annual International Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution: A Global Conversation on the State and Practice of Dispute Resolution, Wednesday, April 12 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the CSUDH University Theatre and online at http://imsweb.csudh.edu/cyber_conference.

The Cyber Conference was developed by NCRP Director Brian Jarrett to bring practitioners, students, professors, researchers, politicians, police, and community stakeholders together from around the globe for a virtual town-hall discussion on such topics as restorative justice, mediation, arbitration, indigenous peacemaking, and global peace building. The conference historically draws an audience from 50 international universities and organizations. The focus of this year’s conference is how to work collaboratively to confront and reduce terrorism, and how to reduce violence, build safer communities, and improving police-community relations.

Keynote speaker is Michael Gallagher, who became the spokesperson for victims of the 1998 terrorist bombing in Omagh, Ireland, and is now a counter-terrorism advocate.

In conjunction with the Cyber Conference will be the first  World Youth Peace Conference: Overcoming Challenges, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Youth attending the morning conference will have the opportunity to participate.

The Youth Conference welcomes more than 200 middle and high school youth from Los Angeles and Orange County to engage in discussions about inter-cultural communication, police-community relations, conflict resolution, safe communities, violence reduction, restorative practices,  mediation, and peace building. The goal of the conference is to show young people that each one of them can be a peacemaker and resolve conflicts in their own communities.

The conferences are sponsored by the CSUDH Program on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in partnership with the City of Carson, U-Can International & Associates, The Overcoming Challenges Campaign, Bonita Entertainment, Black Parent Union, Sisters in Motion, Inc., Professional Community Intervention Training Institute, and CSUDH College of Education, Department of Africana Studies, and campus affiliate groups: CSUDH Peace Club, Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement, Academic Technology.

For more information about either conference, call Dr. Brian Jarrett at (310) 243-2295.