ICAR Begins Brown Bag Lunch Series

Posted: September 19, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) introduces a new season of brown bag lectures today at noon. Art Stewart, who has 30 years of mediating experience, will lead a discussion on “The Elements of Reflective Practice.” The discussion questions include: What are its hallmarks? How can it be encouraged, coached, and researched? What next steps toward establishing a continuing, professional inquiry into these issues do people affiliated with ICAR want to take?

Stewart’s experience includes mediating large-scale disputes in schools in Massachusetts where the parties have been divided by race and torn by large-scale violence. He formed the Conflict Intervention Team with community mediators and staff from the attorney general’s office to provide dispute resolution services to school communities. Stewart has also negotiated a prison hostage situation and has testified before Congress on the uses of mediation.

The discussion is part of ICAR’s series of informal lectures on the research and practice of conflict resolution and is held in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, located at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax. For more information, call (703) 993-1300.

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