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NYC-DR Roundtable Breakfast
THE INTANGIBLES OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION:
Psychological, Emotional, Cultural and Communicational Challenges to Reach a Common Ground
DR. SAMUEL PELEG
Drawing from field research, Dr. Samuel (Muli) Peleg will discuss attempts to establish how constructive communication patterns between Arab and Jewish community leaders occurred in mixed towns in Israel. He will introduce a variety of approaches and techniques used to contextualize and reframe an intractable
conflict in order to discover creative paths of managing it.
Dr. Samuel (Muli) Peleg is a professor and researcher who specializes in conflict analysis and conflict resolution, negotiation, decision making, leadership and intercultural/inter-organizational communication. He is currently the Rutgers University Political Science Department’s Director of Development for the MA Program in UN and Global Policy Studies. He was a visiting faculty member at the negotiation and conflict resolution program (NECR) at Columbia University (2009-2013). He is the author of several books and articles about his areas of expertise. Among his publications are Spreading the Wrath of God: From Gush Emunim to Rabin Square (1997, Hebrew), Zealotry and Vengeance- Quest of Religious Identity Group (2002, Lexington Books); If Words Could Kill: the Failure of Public Discourse in Israel (2003, Hebrew University Press), and Fighting Terrorism in the Liberal State (2006, IOS Press). His new book Identity and the Coordinated Management of Meaning will be published in early 2017.
Dr. Peleg has served as a top advisor on leadership and negotiations to the Peres Center for Peace. In this capacity he has taken part in several rounds of peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians as well as Israelis and Jordanians. He has also counseled the Prime Minister’s office, the Foreign Office and the National Security Council.
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