Whittier Hosts Two-day Workshop on Peace and Conflict Resolution

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dozens of high school and community college educators participated in a two-day workshop at Whittier College, Causes of War: Paths to Peace. Organized by political science professor Joyce Kaufman, the Center for Active Learning in International Studies at the University of Southern California, and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C., the goal of the seminar was to teach educators about issues related to peace and conflict.

The workshop was prompted by the 20th anniversary of Whittier College's International Negotiation Project, a program started by Kaufman with a grant from USIP to teach high school students about the use of the internet as the tool for negotiating on a range of global issues.

George Elunai Latio, a former child soldier from South Sudan, delivered the keynote address. Read more in the Whittier Daily News.