Category Archives: Let’s Talk About It

Intercultural Communication and Competence

Intercultural Communication and Competence on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

2016 Summer Lecture Series

Theme: “Intercultural Communication and Competence”

Guest Lecturers:

Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D., (CCS), President and CEO of Fisher Yoshida International, LLC; Director and Faculty of the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Co-Executive Director of the Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, both at Columbia University; and Director of the Youth Peace and Security Program at AC4.

Ria Yoshida, M.A., Director of Communications at Fisher Yoshida International.

Tune in on the ICERM Radio website and call +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the lecture and add your voice to the conversation.

Religion and Violence

Religion and Violence on ICERM Radio aired Saturday, July 30, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

2016 Summer Lecture Series.

Synopsis

Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Maarten Boudry claim that religion and religion alone motivates ISIS and ISIS-like extremists to violence. They claim that other factors such as socio-economic disenfranchisement, unemployment, troubled family backgrounds, discrimination and racism have been repeatedly refuted. Religion, they argue, plays the primary motivational role in the instigation of extremist violence. Since the claim that religion plays a lesser motivational role in extremist violence is empirically well-supported, Dr. Kelly James Clark thinks that Dawkins, Harris and Boudry’s claims that religion and religion alone motivates ISIS and ISIS-like extremists to violence are dangerously uninformed. Click to learn more

Guest Lecturer: Kelly James Clark, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI; Professor at Brooks College’s Honors Program; and Author and Editor of more than twenty books as well as Author of over fifty articles.

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Indigenous Paradigm Alternatives to Global Crises: When Worldviews Collide

Indigenous Paradigm Alternatives to Global Crises: When Worldviews Collide on ICERM Radio aired Saturday, July 16, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Listen to the inaugural lecture of the 2016 Summer Lecture Series.

Theme:  “Indigenous Paradigm Alternatives to Global Crises: When Worldviews Collide”

Distinguished Guest: James FenelonPh.D., Director of Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies and Professor of Sociology, California State University, San Bernardino.

Violent Extremism: How, Why, When and Where do People Get Radicalized?

Violent Extremism: How, Why, When and Where do People Get Radicalized? on ICERM Radio aired Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Listen to the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an engaging panel discussion on “Violent Extremism: How, Why, When and Where do People Get Radicalized? featuring three distinguished panelists with expertise on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Counter-Terrorism (CT).

Mary Hope Schwoebel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Florida.

Manal Taha, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow for North Africa, U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington, D.C.

Peter Bauman, Founder & CEO at Bauman Global LLC.

Getting to the Heart of Interfaith

Getting to the Heart of Interfaith on ICERM Radio aired Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Listen to the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an illuminating discussion on “Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & an Imam, with Imam Jamal Rahman, a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations, co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Seattle’s Interfaith Community Sanctuary, Adjunct Faculty at Seattle University, and former host of Interfaith Talk Radio.

In this episode, Imam Jamal Rahman talks about his “deeply personal journey to interfaith collaboration that offers hope for an inclusive and healing way of being together in the world.” Based on the transforming stories and lived experiences narrated in the book he co-authored with his Interfaith Amigos: “Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi & an Imam,” Imam Rahman talks about “ways we can work together to transcend the differences that have divided us historically.”

Dealing with History and Collective Memory in Conflict Resolution

Dealing with History and Collective Memory in Conflict Resolution on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an enlightening discussion on “How to Deal with History and Collective Memory in Conflict Resolution” with Cheryl Lynn Duckworth, Ph.D., a professor of conflict resolution at Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA.

This is going to be an illuminating expert interview and discussion.

The interview/discussion will focus on “How to deal with history and collective memory in  conflict resolution.
Approaching this topic from a peace education perspective, we will focus on the most important themes in Dr. Duckworth’s book, Teaching About Terror: 9/11 and Collective Memory in US Classrooms, and apply the lessons learned to the international context – especially to the Rwandan genocide and the Rwandan educational reconstruction, and the Nigerian politics of oblivion regarding the Nigerian Civil War (also known as the Nigeria-Biafra War).

Dr. Duckworth’s teaching and research focus on transforming the social, cultural, political and economic causes of war and violence. She regularly lectures and presents workshops on historical memory, peace education, conflict resolution, and qualitative research methods. Among her recent publications are Conflict Resolution and the Scholarship of Engagement, and Teaching About Terror: 9/11 and Collective Memory in US Classrooms, which analyzes the narrative today’s students are receiving about 9/11, and the implications of this for global peace and conflict. Dr. Duckworth is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Peace and Conflict Studies Journal.

We are honored to have Dr. Cheryl Duckworth on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, June 25, 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.

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Interreligious Conflict Resolution

Interreligious Conflict Resolution on ICERM Radio will air Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 2 PM Eastern Time (New York).

Listen to the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an illuminating discussion on “Interreligious Conflict Resolution,” with Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Professor, School of International Service, American University & Senior Adviser, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).

Prof. Abu-Nimer is a Senior Advisor to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) and a professor at the School of International Service at American University. At the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program he served as Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute (1999-2013). He has conducted interreligious conflict resolution training and interfaith dialogue workshops in conflict areas around the world, including Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Chad, Niger, Iraq (Kurdistan), Philippines (Mindanao), and Sri Lanka. He also foundedSalam Institute for Peace and Justice, an organization that focuses on capacity building, civic education, and intrafaith and interfaith dialogue. In addition to his numerous articles and books, Dr. Abu-Nimer is the co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.

We are ignited and excited to have Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.”