Kelman Seminar: Pathways to Peace in Colombia

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:
Pathways to Peace in Colombia
Dr. Jennifer Shirmer
Peacebuilding Consultant
Monday, October 30, 2017
4:30 – 6:00 PM
CGIS North, Room N-262
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
About the speaker:
Dr. Jennifer Schirmer holds a Ph.D. in Political Anthropology. For the past 17 years, she has served as a facilitator in peacebuilding and

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Live Webinar: How to Create Dedicated Landing Pages for Specific Email Marketing Campaigns

Landing pages offer a logical extension to email marketing. They provide an additional level of engagement that might not exist with email alone. They allow you to provide more rich content for your email subscribers that might not be suitable for your email campaign.
Join us on Thursday,October 19th at 1 p.m. EST. We will provide your with an introduction to the Campaigner landing page feature and demonstrate how to effectively tie email marketing with your landing pages.
In this session we will also teach you:

A Case Study of Conflict Management: Family Conflict Resolution Lessons from the Home

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Negotiation training lectures, like publications, are an excellent means of transmitting knowledge from an expert to a less knowledgeable audience.
I have attended many amazing lectures on a multitude of topics and have learned fascinating information about the ecosystem, politics in different nations, animal species, and so on. I even have enjoyed hearing negotiation experts talk
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