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Skill-Building Clinics

Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict with Dr. Donna Hicks

Date: Friday, February 2, 2024 from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Old North 205

After 25 years of facilitating international conflict dialogues around the world, Dr. Hicks has brought to light a missing link in our understanding of conflict. She believes that underlying conflicts at all levels are unaddressed violations of dignity. In this clinic, participants will learn about the dignity model as a framework for understanding conflict and what reconciling with dignity looks like. You will also learn how you can make dignity work for you by using the knowledge of dignity to repair and strengthen relationships at all levels.

Applications are due Wednesday 1/24, at 5:00 pm.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She was the Deputy Director of the Program on International Conflict Analysis and resolution at the Weatherhead Center. Dr. Hicks facilitated dialogues in numerous unofficial diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Libya and Syria. She was a consultant to the BBC in Northern Ireland where she co-facilitated a television series, Facing the Truth, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She has taught courses in conflict resolution at Harvard and Columbia Universities and conducts seminars in the US and abroad on dignity leadership training and on the role dignity plays in resolving conflict. She consults to governments, corporations, schools, churches, and non-governmental organizations. Her book, Dignity: It’s Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, was published by Yale University Press in 2011. Her second book, Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People, was published by Yale University Press in August 2018.

Skill-Building Clinics