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CLEVELAND, May 9, 2011: The Global Issues Resource Center and Library at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will host the 4th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education (CRE), Building Infrastructures for Change: Innovations in CRE, June 8-13, 2011 in partnership with U.S. colleges, universities, as well as local, national and international non-governmental and governmental organizations.  The conference and related events will be held on the Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma.

 The 2011 conference provides an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration and research related to the development of infrastructure in CRE.  Presentations will focus on innovations in the fields that are making broad impacts in local, state, national and international communities. Conference participants will be drawn from the local, state, national and international community, and will include college educators and students, K-12 educators, public health officials, prevention specialists, probation officers, juvenile detention officers, and state, local, national and international policy makers.

 Keynote presentations will include:
Friday, June 10, 2011
_Dr. Harold Saunders, International Institute of Sustained Dialogue, former Assistant Secretary of State,  Transforming Racial and Ethnic Conflict through Sustained Dialogue around the Globe and on College Campuses.
_Brig. Gen (USA, ret.) Patrick Finnegan, President, Longwood University, Combating Torture by Educating ?Citizen Leaders.

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Lisa Shirch, Eastern Mennonite University, Strategic Peacebuilding: Collaboration Between Civil Society and Policymakers in Government and Military.
Johanna Orozco, Domestic Violence Center; Rebecca Cline, Ohio Domestic Violence Network; Alexander Leslie, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center; Amanda Suttle, Ohio Department of Health; Preventing Dating Violence in Schools.

While the majority of conference events will occur at Tri-C, several pre-conference workshops and special events will occur June 8-9 at the Crowne Plaza Airport, 7230 Engle Road in Middleburg Heights.

 Credits offered for the conference: Counselors, Social Work, Graduate, RCH, CEU and CHES. The Global Issues Resource Center at Tri-C is dedicated to educating citizens and leaders about critical issues affecting the local and international community. For more information or to register for the conference, contact Global Issues Resource Center at (216) 987-2224 or email [email protected].

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