Why is reconciliation so important in today’s foreign policy? How do the arts serve as an additional tool in rebuilding communities torn apart by conflict? Explore this emerging theme in the world of peacebuilding and peacemaking, using examples from Afghanistan, Mali, Cambodia, and other developing countries. Look at a broad definition of arts, from dance to music, theater, and fine arts, with reference to studies by such foreign policy institutions as the US Institute for Peace, Brandeis University’s Center for Arts and Peace, and the Salzburg Global Seminar.
When: Tuesday, October 29. 10am-12pm
Where: CIR Conference Room. 413 Grant Ave, Suite D.
Cost: Tickets are $5 and available here or at the door.
A former senior foreign service officer and Mission Director with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for 25 years, Rebecca Black served in leadership positions in Cambodia, Mali, Afghanistan, India, South Africa, and Eastern Europe. She has continued to take short term assignments, recently working with USAID’s Global Innovation Lab, and in Cambodia and the Republic of Georgia. The arts have been a personal passion. leading her to explore the local art sector wherever she lived, and as part of her work in conflict and post-conflict countries in promoting peace and reconciliation.