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Teaching about Ethnicity in Multi-Ethnic Societies: The Kenyan Experience

Monday, March 5, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D201
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Join us to explore the lessons that can be learned from Kenya’s experience to inform other conflict-afflicted countries grappling with the challenges of conflict mediation, reconciliation, and post-conflict institutional reform. 

About Alice

Alice Warium Nderitu is Kenyan educator, author and internationally recognized mediator ethnic conflicts.  She is currently Senior Advisor with the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. She was the 2011 Transitional Justice Fellow of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa. Her work her  in conflict prevention and for her innovative approach to mediation has been recognized  in Woman Peace Maker of the Year (2012) from the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice; the Global Pluralism Award (2017), by the Global Centre for Pluralism; and the Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue (2017-18) by the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. She is the author of Beyond Ethnicism: Exploring Ethnic and Racial Diversity for Educators (2016), a curriculum guide for Kenyan teachers. Her new book, just launched in Ottawa, is KenyaBridging Ethnic Divides: A Commissioner’s Experience on Cohesion and Integration.   

Alice Nderitu’s visit is being sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Human Rights Office, Department of Political Studies, Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity, Department of Development Studies, and Centre for the Study of International Relations and Security

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