Program on Dispute Resolution
The Program on Dispute Resolution at the University of British Columbia consists of an interdisciplinary team of scholars and community partnersworking together to develop a better understanding of dispute resolution processes. Our current research focuses on the use of expressive arts as resources for intercultural conflict resolution.
Students are involved in all projects as integral contributors on the research teams and co-authors of forthcoming publications. We are also very involved with developing innovative and effective dispute resolution pedagogy. The Program also coordinates several second and third year dispute resolution courses
Speaker Series 2011-12.
"Creative Approaches to Dispute Resolution"
Location: Allard Hall Forum, 1822 East Mall
The Program on Dispute Resolution speaker series continues at the Justice Institute on March 22, 2012 and not at UBC Faculty of Law. Details are as follows:
Director Dr. Cynthia Cohen will lead a discussion after the screening of her film Acting Together. Registration is required for this free event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604.528.5608 to secure your seat.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
6:30-8:00 pm (6 pm registration)
JIBC New Westminster Campus
Fee: no cost, but registration is required
For more information about these special events, call 604.528.5608 (toll-free 1.888.799.0801), email email@example.com, or visit the event website www.jibc.ca/actingtogether.
Dr. Cohen will also screen the film at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies on 21 March, 2012. All are welcome and attendance is free, but registration is required. Details follow:
Acting Together on the World Stage, Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
Cynthia Cohen Film Presentation. Director Allison Lund. Producer Cynthia Cohen.
Commentators: Dr. Michelle LeBaron, UBC Faculty of Law; Professor Rena Sharon, UBC School of Music; Professor James Stewart, UBC Faculty of Law; and Professor Maureen Maloney, Public Policy, Simon Fraser University
Location: PWIAS Conference Rooms, UBC
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Discussion and a reception to follow the film presentation.
The educational documentary Acting Together on the World Stage highlights courageous and creative artists and peacebuilders working in conflict zones. It features theatrical works and rituals that reach beneath people's defenses respectful ways that support communities to configure new patterns of meaning and relationships. The documentary grows out of a five-year initiative of Theatre Without Borders, Brandeis University and filmmaker Allison Lund. Dynamic footage of performances, rituals, and candid interviews with artists and peacebuilders place case studies in their socio-political and cultural contexts. The documentary is designed for students, practitioners, educators, and policymakers in fields related to performance and to peace and conflict studies, and for others who believe—or who want to be convinced—that human communities have the creative capacities to transform conflict non-violently.
Dr. Cynthia Cohen is director of the program in Peacebuilding and the Arts at Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. She is an internationally recognized educator, peacebuilding practitioner and researcher who focuses on the contributions of the arts to conflict transformation.