Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) designed and co-facilitated an international peace building practitioners’ training with South African facilitator and mediator Eldred DeKlerk. Invited by the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR,) the sessions focused on intercultural dialogue processes, mediation, negotiation, and dialogues around traumatic and/or contested history. Participants came from around the globe, including Albania, Lebanon, Nigeria, Ghana, Argentina, Kashmir and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Duckworth, an associate professor in NSU’s Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS,) is the faculty facilitator for the Peace and Conflict Education Working Group at CAHSS. The group seeks to equip and empower schools worldwide to be examples and builders of peace, and to promote activities and curriculum that can help extend peace into the local communities.