ICAR Lecture Discusses Intersection of Religion and Foreign Policy

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

By Fran Rensbarger

Roland Stevens Homet Jr. will be the guest speaker at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) brown bag lecture at noon today at ICAR’s new location on the Arlington Campus. His topic is “Constructive Sniping of Conflict Resolution’s Sacred Cows.”

Homet wrote The Wisdom of Serpents: Reflections on Religion and Foreign Policy, which drew on the work of the Forum on Religion and Foreign Policy. He convened the forum, which was made up of a diverse membership that included international lawyers and business people; senior retired diplomats; scholars; nonprofit leaders; and clergy from the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths. Homet, an international lawyer and diplomat, serves on the Peace Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., and has been engaged abroad in matters involving NATO integrity, arms control, and the reconciliation of competing cultures.

The entire community is invited to the ICAR brown bag lectures, a series of informal presentations on research and practice of conflict resolution held every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. The Homet lecture will be in the Truland Building, Room 555, at 3330 North Washington Boulevard in Arlington. For more information, call 703-993-1300.

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