ICAR Lecture Features Graduate Work on Rehabilitation, Resolution Strategies

Posted: April 26, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Graduate students Andrea Tracy, Patricia Greems Maulden, and Stephanie Donlon present their theses at the final brown bag lecture sponsored by the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR).

Tracy, who has a background in international relations, analyzed how international lending institutions have contributed to world violence. Her topic, “Conflict Resolution Training,” looks at ways to resolve this dilemma. Maulden’s topic, “The Child as Soldier: Liberia and Sierra Leone as Case Study,” investigated not only the use of child soldiers, but also the consequences to the child, family, and society, as well as how to rehabilitate and help re-integrate these youths. In “Somatics in Conflict Resolution,” Donlon looked at the somatic or physical strategies, such as breathing exercises and walking, used by conflict resolution practitioners in problem-solving workshops.

The program is held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, located at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax.

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