Into the Fray: Global Perspectives on Conflict

From arguments, confrontations, disputes, and disagreements to fights, mêlées, and battles: Humans are capable of living together harmoniously, but inevitably comfortable collaborations give way to conflict, as the actions or inclinations of one are unacceptable to and resisted by another. The 2014-2015 Jepson Leadership Forum Series and the Jepson Leadership Colloquium both examine conflicts and its resolution, seeking fresh perspectives on conflicts between warring nations, amongst factions within society and organizations, between those seeking positive social change, and even within individuals themselves.

This page offers an informal cataloging of resources for both the Forum and the Colloquium, and is an ongoing work-in-progress.


The 2014-2015 Forum Series: Overview

The Forum Series will feature 6 presentations, three in fall semester and three in the spring.  All 6 presentations pertain to conflict, but examine conflict in a range of settings and from a variety of perspectives.

Conflict Between and Within: A Buddhist Perspective   
Tenzin Robert Thurman, The Jey Tsong Khapa Chair in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University
Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Jepson Alumni Center

Guantanamo: When Command and the Constitution Collide
Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert (retired)
Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Jepson Alumni Center

The Rival Leadership Strategies of W. E. B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington
Robert J. Norrell, Bernadotte Schmitt Professor of History at the University of Tennessee
Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Jepson Alumni Center

The Context of Conflict
Polly Wiessner, Department of Anthropology, University of Utah
Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Jepson Alumni Center

How Cultures Thrive by Exploiting Men
Roy Baumeister, Department of Psychology, Florida State University
February 17, 7 p.m., Jepson Alumni Center

Music Movements in a Capitalistic Democracy
Singer-songwriter Dar Williams
March 18, 7 p.m., Camp Concert Hall

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