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ARIA Master Class for Mediators

Jay Rothman has had a busy and productive month in Israel, culminating in an intensive seminar for professional mediators.  Inviting experienced practitioners from Israel to this event, Rothman’s purpose is to assist others to continue mastering their craft and artistry and to expand their repertoire of skills and tools.

Rothman, who has been a mediator for several decades in Israel, Europe and the US, specializing in deeply rooted identity-based conflicts, will provide case based coaching in a small group setting, in the style of musical master class. (For more information about the ARIA approach go to
WHERE/WHEN – Ramat Hasharon, Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9 am – 5 pm. (for details call master class organizer Ahuva Zemet)

Jay Rothman at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University

Dr. Jay Rothman will be presenting the lecture and discussion session on Identity-Based Conflict and Cooperation in Theory and Practice on Friday, April 22nd from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  It will be held at the Arlington Truland Building, Room 555 on George Mason’s campus.

Click this link for more information.

ARIA at international youth program Face to Face | Faith to Faith

Beginning in the fall of 2009, The ARIA Group began working with Face to Face | Faith to Faith (F2F), a program of Auburn Seminary in New York City, NY.  Since 2001, Face to Face has brought together hundreds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim teenagers from Northern Ireland, the Middle East, South Africa, and the U.S. to develop a new generation of leaders able to negotiate a multifaith global society. Teens learn how their own religious traditions and those of others can be used to build a more peaceful world.

ARIA is using their Action Evaluation process with F2F to develop a robust, internal process of capacity building and evaluation.  Already this method has been used to develop programmatic goals for the year long program:

  1. To challenge participants to safely engage conflict and explore identity in an ongoing process of building mutual understanding, trust and empathy; and
  2. To nurture faith-informed leaders with tools to build a more just and peaceful world

Additionally, Action Evaluation has been used throughout the program, from the Executive Council to each student who participated in the 2010 program.  This “top down, bottom up” approach has developed a set of goals unique to Face to Face which it can use to define, promote and assess success.

Click Here to read the F2F 2010 Student Region and Cross-Region Results.

Click Here for more information on Face to Face | Faith to Faith and Auburn Seminary.

Jay Rothman Interviewed at ICP Summer Academy

While on a break between sessions at the 2010 ICP Summer Academy in Switzerland, Jay Rothman sat down with Pascal Gemperli, the co-founder of the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding.  He spoke about his work and how to transform conflicts comprehensively, compassionately and creatively.

Jay Rothman confers with leaders from Afghanistan

Dr. Rothman recently met with leaders from Afghanistan representing tribal councils, government and NGOs delegates. Traveling the United States for three weeks, the group stopped in Cincinnati for an International Visitors Leadership Program sponsored by the US Department of State and hosted by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council.

Click here for an article on this visit.

Seek Peace and Pursue It:

Theory and Practice in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Resolution

Past, Present and Future.

Jay Rothman streamed around the world at Procter and Gamble leadership training

On April 21st, Dr. Jay Rothman  spoke at Procter and Gamble’s 2010 Leadership Training.  Dr. Rothman delivered a keynote address titled “The Power of Why:  Enabling my goals and building alignment with others,” and will also lead the session “Enabling great teamwork even when we disagree.”

Rothman’s discussed his experience as a conflict mediator and consultant to many corporate, educational and non-profit organizations in his address to P&G’s emerging leaders.