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Improving Practices in Reconciliation: A Look at Local Practices

November 12, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Across many conflict and post-conflict contexts, healing the fractured relationships between communities is an essential step in peacebuilding. While many may be familiar with major national reconciliation processes, we often overlook the work that happens on the grassroots level. From Beirut to Brooklyn, local community leaders are adapting best practices in reconciliation to their cultural context to repair relationships from the bottom up. Elevating the lessons learned from the experiences of these insider reconcilers can transform the way that peacebuilders approach the hard work of reconciliation.

Join the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum for a panel discussion with the Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation (MHCR) and expert scholars and practitioners to discuss what we can learn from insider reconciliation practices. Who are these reconcilers, and how can their work be amplified and connected with national processes?

The Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation (MHCR) is a new center at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, which is committed to bringing scholars and practitioners of reconciliation together to both research reconciliation practices and develop the impact of ongoing and future reconciliation processes.


Rosarie Tucci, Director of Inclusive Societies, USIP
Margarita Tadevosyan, PhD on reconciliation practice at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Manal Tayar, Reconciliation practitioner in Lebanon, current MA student at Duke University
Kujegi Camara, Program Manager at the Muslim Community Network, New York City

Moderators: Antti Pentikainen, Director, Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation (MHCR)
Annalisa Jackson, Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation (MHCR)

Location: Kenney Herter Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC