"Tales from the Front Lines"

10/2/2007

Igor Ovchinnikov and Ivan Timofeev, two Russian NGO trainers, present "Training NGOs in Conflict Resolution in Russia and Beyond: Tales from the Front Lines" on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, as part of the Philosophy Department’s Pearl Lecture Series. 

Ovchinnikov and Timofeev, two founders of the Moscow-based training center "Golubka," will share their experience in educating Russian Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and activists in conflict resolution, nonviolent action, and grassroots organizational management. 

With their colleagues, Ovchinnikov and Timofeev have facilitated hundreds of training sessions and workshops attended by more than 10,000 people across territories ranging from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific coast, from the Arctic Circle to the borders of Afghanistan. 

They will describe their most remarkable training experiences and share their approach to teaching conflict resolution, nonviolence, and effective communication skills. 

The lecture will take place from 4-5:30 p.m.Wednesday, October 3, 2007,  at 1 Bowdoin Street, in the large conference room on the sixth floor. Refreshments will be served.

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