In this week-long conference sponsored by the UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding and co-sponsored by the UCI International Studies Program, CUSA Director and UCI Professor Dr. Richard Matthew presented during the Environment, Poverty and Peacebuilding panel. Other topics included Education and Youth, Economic and Social Issues, and Conflict and Conflict Resolution.
The conference provided an informal conversation and buffet dinner reception for young peacebuilders from Abkhazia, Georgia, and South Ossetia in the South Caucasus, who were visiting UCI for a Distance Learning and Dialogue Conference after participating in online conflict resolution courses. Their meeting at UCI gave them a rare chance to meet with each other across their divided post Soviet communities, and to learn about U.S. university life and meet with their peers and faculty at UCI.
Read more at the UCI School of Social Sciences.