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Conference focuses on terrorism, safety and peacemaking


The Seventh Annual International Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 12 in the Wood Center ballroom.

The conference, hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts, will feature two sessions — one on reducing terrorism and another on creating safer communities and indigenous peacemaking circles.

Videoconferencing will create a global event featuring local, national and international leaders, researchers and students of dispute resolution.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Michael Gallagher, a spokesman for victims of the 1998 terrorist bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland. Gallagher is a board member for Strength to Strength and a sponsor of the Young Ambassadors program.

Interior Alaska participants can join the conference at the Wood Center ballroom. To participate online or by phone, go to the cyber-conference website at http://imsweb.csudh.edu/cyber_conference/.

Event sponsors include the UAF Center for Cross-Cultural Studies' indigenous studies program, the Department of Communications and Journalism, and the UAF Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

The College of Liberal Arts, the largest of UAF’s academic units, comprises arts, humanities, social sciences and language disciplines across 20 departments.


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