This seminar is open to the public.
The theme of the 2015–2016 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is negotiation, conflict, and the news media. It explores the relationship between the news media and conflict-resolution efforts worldwide and examines how the framing and reporting of conflict influences the public understanding of events. The seminar considers ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethno-national conflicts. The topics this year include the rise of political Islam, domestic conflicts related to race, the impact of reporting techniques on conflict, the neuroscience of conflict, new threats to national security, and more. Speakers include experts from academia and the media, as well as political actors from conflict regions. This series, sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, has been planned in collaboration with:
- The Nieman Foundation for Journalism;
- Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School; and
- Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy.