McCormack Speaks

December 22, 2016
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Assessing Cross Cultural Encounters: Rethinking Impact

by Karen Ross, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance

resolutionWhether in the form of joint sports teams or theater troupes, cross cultural study abroad experiences, or intensive weekend dialogue sessions, programs designed to bring together youth across conflict lines offer a unique platform for fostering communication and understanding. But how do you measure the impact of these programs? In contexts of ongoing, sometimes violent conflict, how can you assess whether programs bringing together teenagers barely old enough to vote are able to make a difference in the big picture of the conflict? Continue Reading →

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