Building An Inclusive Boston | A New Conversation on Race, Bias, and Divided Communities
In Partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology & State Street Corporation, October 28 – 29, 2016
Communities across the United States are seeking constructive pathways to address racial injustice,
inequality, and social change. Citizens, activists, and leaders have worked for decades to address
these challenges, but enduring, effective change is difficult to achieve. It is clear that a new
approach is needed.
On October 28th & 29th, Beyond Conflict, working in partnership with local activists, the City of Boston, MIT, leading cultural institutions, and many others, convened 180+ people to launch a new conversation applying the shared experiences of leaders from around the world who have experienced deep divisions in their own communities and insights from the behavioral sciences. This two-day event was designed to jumpstart new ways to think about and address the urgent challenges of racial inequality and division.
- Our Common Humanity – Understanding the Science Behind How We Perceive the
World and Each Other
- Recognizing the Need for Change
- Confronting the Legacy of Racial Injustice in America ⎯ Placing Boston in a National Context
- Holding Multiple Truths: The Challenge of Competing Narratives
- The Art of Inclusion: Making the Invisible Visible
- What Are We Trying To Solve?
- Creating An Inclusive Boston
- Capturing This Moment – Creating Lasting Change
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Race, Bias, and Divided Communities: A Focus on Boston, November 19, 2015
Dan Mulhern | Director, Public Safety Initiatives, Mayor’s Office, City of Boston
Reverend Jeffrey Brown | President, RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace); Co-Founder, TenPoint Coalition
Farah Stockman | Columnist & Writer, Editorial Board Member, The Boston Globe
Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool | South African Ambassador to the United States (2010-2015); Premier, South Africa’s Western Cape Province (2004-2008); Founder, World For All Foundation
Beyond Conflict Innovation Forum: “How Neuroscience is Revolutionizing Peacebuilding” May 13, 2015
Alliance for Peacebuilding Annual Conference, United States Institute for Peace
Beyond Conflict: The Power of Shared Experience
Notre Dame, February 10, 2015
Beyond Conflict’s Tim Phillips will be presenting on the Shared Experience methodology at the Center for Civil & Human Rights. Learn more!
The Last 90 Miles: Ending The US and Cuba’s Cold War
Chicago, IL, February 9, 2015
Tim Phillips will join The Chicago Council to discuss the human dimensions of reconciliation based on what we know from shared experiences. Learn more!
Cultivating Peace: A Student Research Symposium for Violence Prevention
Virginia Tech, February 6-7, 2015
Beyond Conflict’s Tim Phillips will be presenting the keynote address on the power of Shared Experience. Tim Phillips and Lee-Or Ankori-Karlinski will also be hosting a workshop on Conflict Reconciliation in the 21st Century. Learn more about the symposium.
Neuroscience and Peacebuilding: Reframing How We Think About Conflict and Prejudice
Beyond Conflict partnered with the El Hibri Foundation and the Alliance for Peacebuilding to present the next event in the Neuroscience and Social Conflict Initiative.
Learn more about the Neuroscience and Peacebuilding event.
Neuroscience and Social Conflict Initiative, op-doc, August 2014
Beyond Conflict Book Launch at the Rose Art Museum
Brandeis University, April 9, 2014 | with Tim Phillips, Roelf Meyer and Jose Maria Argueta
South Africa’s “Negotiated Revolution” and Mandela’s Legacy
Program on Negotiation, Harvard University with Roelf Meyer and Tim Phillips
One-time Miracle or Exemplar
USIP, January 15, 2014 | with Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Roelf Meyer, Mohammed Bhabha and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool
Making Peace in South Africa
Beyond Borders, August 2013 | with Roelf Meyer, Tim Phillips and Sir Kieran Prendergast