Sluzki Discusses Lessons Derived from Kosovo Conflict Resolution

Posted: April 6, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Carlos Sluzki, research professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) and acting dean of health sciences in the College of Nursing and Health Science, will present ICAR’s brown bag lecture at noon on Thursday, April 8. Sluzki, whose original training is in psychoanalysis and family and social network therapy, works in problem-centered stories and solution-centered alternatives.

In his lecture, “A Muslim Kosovar Family in Crisis–The Natural History of a Conflict Resolution, and Some Lessons Derived from It,” Sluzki will describe and analyze the unfolding and resolution of a crisis in a traditional rural family immersed in a socio-political background dramatically changed by the Serbian-led massacres of 1999. He will highlight issues of cultural stability and change, ambiguous loss, the risks of errors in cross-cultural work, and some possible corollaries for conflict analysis and resolution.

The university community is invited to the ICAR brown bag lectures, a series of informal presentations on research and practice of conflict resolution. Sluzki’s presentation is in the ICAR Main Conference Room, A401, 4260 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-993-1300.

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