SAT. FEB 6 | "Violence, Victimization and Paths towards Health" with Carol Daniel Kasbari
Following the 3:00PM performance, join us for a post-show discussion and talkback with with Bashar Sorri (Cure Violence), Carol Daniel Kasbari (conflict transformation specialist and George Mason University SCAR PhD candidate), and Karen Volker (Cure Violence).
Tickets Here: "I Shall Not Hate" 3 pm Saturday, February 6th
CAROL DANIEL KASBARI
Carol Daniel Kasbari, Conflict transformation specialist, Speaker and veteran facilitator for groups in conflict in the Middle East since 1995. She initiated, directed and led numerous conflict resolution programs through local and international NGO’s such as Search for Common Ground, Catholic Relief Services and other in various fields such as in media, dialogue, education and advocacy. Her mediation and facilitation work included groups such as wounded crossing borders, senior media professionals covering conflicts, high school educators, women activists and many others in Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Greece and Bosnia. She was the co-founder and director of the Israeli Palestinian Media Forum (IPMF) and a consultant for UNESCO’s division of Freedom of Expression for 8 years. She is well known in the region for her capability to create partnerships among organizations and people in conflict. She has written several academic papers and presentations on critical media consumptions, war/peace journalism and other conflict transformation related issues. Her op-ed articles on Jerusalem, on reflections of the Israeli Palestinian dialogue, and the transformation of the conflict were published widely in several languages internationally in Washington Post, NY times and local media outlets in the Middle East. In 2011, she held a powerful TEDx talk on “Going beyond the Dialogue of Words” to illustrate through her personal experience the numerous ways to act and reach out to the other, to cross the emotional and physical borders to create a dialogue of actions: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxJaffa-Carol-Daniel-Kasbari
Carol was born in Nazareth and lived in Jerusalem until 2013. She holds B.A in Sociology and Anthropology, and Master degree in NGO Administration and Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is PhD student at the School For Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.
Her publication and papers can be found on http://scar.gmu.edu/people/carol-kasbari Contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bashar Sorri is a lawyer and writer from jerusalem and an "Ambassador" of the Arab Thought Forum's youth program Palestine. He is currently working as a program officer at Cure Violence as part of his Fellowship with the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He has been instrumental in designing a new Cure Violence program focused on creating a network of young people in Palestine who understand that violence is a behavior that can be prevented and which spreads like a contagious disease. He has been involved in many international youth conferences on global peace and fighting extremism, and many peace building activities in the Middle East and Jerusalem.
Karen Volker is the Director Strategic & International Partnerships and is based in Cure Violence’s Washington, DC office. She has been working with Cure Violence since January 2012. Prior to joining Cure Violence, Ms. Volker spent over 25 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. Immediately prior to retiring from the State Department, Ms. Volker was the Chief of Staff for the (then) new Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions.
Prior to that, she was the Director of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), a $500 million program that supports civil society organizations in the Middle East and North Africa. Earlier Foreign Service assignments included the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, U.S. Stability Pact Coordinator, and Special Assistant in the Coordinator’s office for transitions in both the former Soviet Union and in Central and Eastern Europe. Overseas assignments included Budapest, Brussels, and London.