CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 3, Issue 3 - September 6, 2002

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MU is hosting "The Search for Common Ground Film Festival, Beyond Tragedy: Understanding A World In Conflict." The festival, a series of eight international films, is designed to reveal the complex issues that underlie world conflicts. The film series is sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism; the Columbia Missourian; the Office of the Vice Provost for Minority Affairs, International Programs and Faculty Development; the Peace Studies Program; School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution; and the First Presbyterian Church. The films will be followed by a panel of guest speakers chosen to help audiences better understand how unresolved disputes affect our community and our world.

The festivalís first film presentation will include comments from MU Chancellor Richard Wallace and a keynote address by Syed Arshad Husain, professor of psychiatry and director of MUís International Center for Psychosocial Trauma. Journalism professor Michael Grinfeld, a senior fellow of the Center, will moderate the discussion on Sept. 24. Prof. Jim Levin will be a panelist on Oct. 14.

All films start at 7 pm. They are free and open to the public. The schedule follows. For more information about the films and the speakers who will discuss them, see the binder in Room 206.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, MU campus Film: War and Peace
  • Thursday, Sept. 19, First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St., Columbia Film: Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, MU campus Film: Arabs and Jews
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, Hickman High School Film: Peace of Mind (High School Event)
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, MU campus Film: Regret to Inform
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, MU campus Film: Long Nightís Journey Into Day
  • Thursday, Oct. 3, Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, MU campus Film: Prelude to Kosovo
  • Monday, Oct. 14, Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, MU campus Film: Titanic Town


The 2002 Presidential Management Intern Program is interested in attracting graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds who are academically prepared, motivated, and interested in meeting the future challenges of public service. Since the inception of the Program in 1977, over 6,000 presidential management interns have been hired by all cabinet departments and more than 50 Federal agencies. Master's or doctoral-level students completing their graduate degree requirements between September 1, 2002 and August 31, 2003 are eligible to be nominated by their educational institution. For details see the web site or call the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's USAJOBS telephone line (478) 757-3000. If you are eligible and would like to be nominated, please contact John Lande. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31.

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a specialist in conflict studies. The professor's research and teaching can focus on any phase of the conflict process, from the prevention, resolution and transformation of violent conflicts to post-conflict peace-building. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in conflict resolution, emphasizing experience-based methods of mediation, negotiation, and reconciliation. For details see the web site. Applications will begin to be reviewed on Dec. 1.