Affiliated member of the WPA – World Psychiatric Association

Abstract Gerson, Janet

Key Lecture
Challenges and Peace Alternatives for Human Relations in the 21st Century

What resources do we have to deal with the current complex of challenges from polarization to species extinction?  Psychiatry, psychology, and peace education share overlapping concerns and skills to address these problems from the perspective of individuals in relationships, communities, and societies. The International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) is an innovative form for building a peace learning community through dialogic, experiential learning based on peace principles of dignity, equality, inclusion, and participation. These principles will be connected to the emerging relational, intersubjective paradigm based on our capacities for communicating, inquiring, reaching understandings, and building social coordination.

Dr., (Ed.D.), Education Director, International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE); former Co-Director, Peace Education Center, Teachers College, Columbia University New York City; long-time collaboration, Morton Deutsch International Center on Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR). 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies Association.  2014 Peace & Justice Studies Association (PJSA) Award for dissertation Public Deliberation on Global Justice: The World Tribunal on Iraq. Contributing Editor: In Factis Pax, Peace Knowledge Press.  Research and activism: “Kleine Denk Fabrik”, generating small groups for innovative thinking, community-building, and creating. Forthcoming book with Dale Snauwaert:  Reclaimative Post-Conflict Justice: Democratizing Justice in the World Tribunal on Iraq.


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