February 2013


DSU to Host Guest Lecture on Non-Conflict Resolution Overseas

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         Gustavo Delgado Delaware State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with the U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education Program for Peace Building, will continue its lecture series on “Arab Spring and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution on Feb. 28 and March 21.   The second and third guest lectures – which are free and open to the public – will be held on Feb. 28 and March 21, all at 11 a.m. in the Longwood Auditorium, Bank of American Building (College of Business) on campus.   The guest speaker will be Gustavo Delgado, the research and development chief for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the U.S. State Department. Mr. Delgado has also served as the State Department’s director of Strategic Communications, as a senior advisor on humanitarian assistance as well as the Minister Counselor for Political Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and other posts during his 26-year career at the federal agency.   The following topics will be featured.   Feb. 28 – The different approaches use by the CSO for non-conflict resolution in diverse cultural settings such as Syria (Southwest Asia/Middle East), Burma (East Asia) and Kenya (East Africa). March 21 – The implications of the recent violence against the United States Embassies/diplomats/citizens in the Islamic world: what the prospects of non-violent resolutions in such contexts.   Previously on Feb. 7, Mr. Delgado held the first session of his guest lecture series, in which he discussed the role of the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) in conflict resolution during  the Arab Spring and its implications for United State national security.

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