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The Old Dominion University Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding and the ODU Center for Regional and Global Study will host a seminar titled "Religion, Conflict and Conflict Resolution" from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Cape Charles and Isle of Wight rooms of Webb University Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, requires registration.

Presentations will cover a wide variety of topics. Milan Sturgis, president and CEO of Blue Ocean Strategies, will present the lecture "Religion, Power and Conflict in the Balkans." Robert Holden, ODU associate professor of history, will deliver a lecture on "Reconciliation Through Justice: The Catholic Response to Cold War Communism in Latin America." Chandra de Silva, dean of ODU's College of Arts and Letters, will speak on "Ethnicity, Religion and the Sri Lankan Conflict."

A panel discussion, moderated by Regina Karp, director of the Center for Regional and Global Study, will conclude the day's events by considering how religion might serve as a resource for both peace and conflict resolution across the globe.

To register for the seminar visit http://al.odu.edu/crgs/symposium.shtml or call 683-3875.

This article was posted on: November 1, 2006

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