[act-ma] 11/17 Can Dignity Play a Role in US/Cuba Reconciliation? Mon

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Nov 13 19:42:26 PST 2014


The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series on International Conflict Analysis 
and Resolution presents:
Can Dignity Play a Role in US/Cuba Reconciliation?


Elaine Díaz Rodríguez
Professor of Journalism at Havana University, Cuba
Nieman Fellow


Donna Hicks
Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs,
Harvard University

Monday, November 17, 2014

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Room K-262, CGIS Knafel Building

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

About the speakers:

Elaine Díaz Rodríguez is a Cuban blogger, journalist and professor at 
the University of Havana where she teaches courses focusing on: digital 
journalism, communication, technology and society; and alternative 
journalism on the web. She has written about digital communication, 
technology infrastructure and the digital divide for Cuban and 
international outlets. From 2010 to 2012, Rodríguez worked as part of 
the local government of her municipality. In 2012, she took part in the 
Rio de Janeiro Human Rights & Technology Conference, along with 
entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, policy analysts, government 
representatives, human rights advocates and technologists. Rodríguez 
examined how the ICT industry can better plan for and manage the human 
rights implications of their technologies. She completed an MA in 
communications in 2014 at the University of Havana. She studied the 
current state of the Cuban blogosphere and its possibilities to promote 
processes of public deliberation and consensus-building.

Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International 
Affairs. She has been involved in numerous unofficial diplomatic 
conflict resolution efforts including projects in the Middle East, Sri 
Lanka, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, and Northern Ireland. She was a 
consultant to the BBC where she co-facilitated a television series, 
Facing the Truth, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which aired in the 
United Kingdom and on BBC World in 2007. In addition to teaching 
conflict resolution at Harvard, Clark and Columbia Universities, Dr. 
Hicks conducts training seminars in the Dignity Model, a human-centered 
approach to rebuilding conflict relationships, in the US and abroad. She 
is the author of the book, Dignity: The Essential Role it Plays in 
Resolving Conflict, published in 2011 by Yale University Press.

About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series:

The 2013-2014 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict 
Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on 
Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein 
Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center 
for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for 
Peacebuilding. The theme for this year’s Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, 
Conflict and the News Media”.

For more information, contact Donna Hicks at dhicks at wcfia.harvard.edu.

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