Monthly Archives: May 2016

Threats to Global Peace and Security

Threats to Global Peace and Security on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an illuminating expert interview and discussion on “Threats to Global Peace and Security” with Dr. Fen Osler Hampson.

Dr. Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)’s Global Security & Politics program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. He is also co-director of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, and chancellor’s professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Most recently, he served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA). Click to read Dr. Fen Osler Hampson’s full biography.

Listen to the interview here. You can also dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

In this interview, Dr. Hampson will share his expert knowledge on the current threats to global peace and security, existing mechanisms established at the international and national levels to counter these threats, and possible ways to manage the conflicts as well as prevent further escalation in the future. To be discussed in this expert interview include, but not limited to:

  • Civil wars.
  • Terrorism.
  • Nuclear and biological weapons.
  • Transnational organized crime.
  • Small arms and light weapons.
  • Bio-threats.
  • Cyber-attacks.
  • Climate change.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Fen Osler Hampson on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

Understanding Emerging Conflicts in Nigeria on ICERM Radio

Understanding Emerging Conflicts in Nigeria on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an engaging and inspiring panel discussion on “Emerging Conflicts in Nigeria,” with Oge Onubogu, Program Officer for Africa at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), and Dr. Kelechi Kalu, Vice Provost of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside.

Listen to the interview here. You can also dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

For this panel, our distinguished panelists, Dr. Kelechi Kalu and Oge Onubogu, will analyze and help us understand the emerging conflicts in Nigeria, particularly:

  • The farmers-herdsmen conflict.
  • The Kaduna State religious preaching law.
  • The continuous agitation for self-determination and independence by the Indigenous People of Biafra.
  • The Boko Haram terrorism.
  • Conflict in the Niger Delta.

It is an honor and a high privilege to have Dr. Kelechi Kalu and Oge Onubogu on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

The ‘Trialogue’ of Judaism, Christianity and Islam on ICERM Radio

The ‘Trialogue’ of Judaism, Christianity and Islam on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an illuminating interview with Rev. Fr. Patrick Ryan, SJ, Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, New York.

Listen to the interview here. You can also dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

In this episode, our distinguished guest, Fr. Patrick Ryan, will talk about the ‘trialogue’ of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a vision that is anchored in his personal and scholastic journey.  In alignment with the theme of the ICERM’s 2016 conference, “One God in Three Faiths: Exploring the Shared Values in the Abrahamic Religious Traditions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam,” and as the McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fr.  Ryan will talk about the importance of bringing Jews, Christians and Muslims together to engage in intellectual exchange.

We are thrilled and excited to have Rev. Fr. Patrick Ryan on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

An Introspective Journey into Negotiation Skills on ICERM Radio

An Introspective Journey into Negotiation Skills on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an inspiring interview with Dr. Dorothy Balancio, Executive Director of the Louis Balancio Organization for Conflict Resolution, and Full Professor and Program Director, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Listen to the interview here. You can also dial +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (New York Time) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

In this episode, our esteemed guest, Dr. Dorothy Balancio, will talk about her mediation, negotiation, and other conflict resolution programs at Mercy College andat the Louis Balancio Organization for Conflict Resolution. Dr. Balancio will also talk about her new conflict resolution book, “Managing Conflict: An Introspective Journey to Negotiation Skills,” a book that reminds us of the importance of introspection in the learning and practice of conflict resolution, especially in “the development of negotiation” and mediation skills.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Dorothy Balancio on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the conversation.

The Videos for the 2015 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding are Ready to be Watched

The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation wishes to inform the public that the videos for the 2015 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding are ready to be watched. The conference was held in Yonkers, New York, on October 10, 2015 by the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, and the theme is: “The Intersection of Diplomacy, Development and Defense: Faith and Ethnicity at the Crossroads.” You can watch the videos by clicking on the link below.


If you like the speeches and presentations, please like, comment and share them within your networks. To join the movement and be a part of this annual conference, please register for the 2016 conference holding November 2-3 in New York City. You can also return to the ICERM website at your convenience to watch the entire videos on the ICERM Television.