Professor Jay Rothman has had an active first year during his new appointment at Bar Ilan University, including the speeches linked below:

Here, Rothman describes how Action Evaluation research can contribute to success in the conflict engagement field, and Professor Peter Coleman also gives insight into measuring success and failure :

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXF_IJaFk-9AV9zo4rHcJn2Jj_ntVU8Td

 

Rothman also gave a Keynote address at the Menno Simons College titled “Peacemaking from the Inside Out.”  Before his speech, Rothman visited the Winnipeg Free Press and recorded this interview at their News Cafe:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Jay-Rothman-at-News-Cafe-today-211824621.html

And his speech at Menno Simons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzDrm-LLG6s&noredirect=1

 

New Publications by Jay Rothman

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Jay Rothman is celebrating two new publications this year.  The first is the E-Book version of his doctoral dissertation, From Confrontation to Cooperation: Resolving Ethnic and Regional Conflict.  You can download this book for your E-reader here:

Click here for Rothman’s E-Book.

From Identity Based Conflict to Identity Based Cooperation

Rothman also served as the editor of From Identity Based Conflict to Identity Based Cooperation recently published by Springer, focusing on identity-based “concepts and practices that have been rigorously developed and tested in the field… [the book] provides a step-by-step understanding of how to use and adapt this model in their own practice Provide a user-friendly approach for both theorists and practitioners.

Each chapter is organized around “peace stories” describing efforts to creatively engage identity-based conflicts and promote cooperation at different levels of social organization (from interpersonal to international) in various regions around the world. In addition to chapters on theory and applications of ARIA, the book also presents  “how-to” sections. This book will be a great resource for practitioners, researchers, scholars and students of conflict and its creative engagement in theory and practice.”

(from the Springer description)

To purchase and see previews of the chapters, Click Here.

About the Author: Jay Rothman is professor in the program on Negotiation and Conflict Management at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. He is also the President of the US-based ARIA Group, Inc., a conflict resolution training, consulting and evaluation company. For over two decades he has been called upon internationally to help people caught in destructive cycles of deep identity-based conflict to understand and transform them into creative opportunities and cooperation.

Seattle City Council explores use of ARIA in Police-Community Relations

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Jay Rothman has recently been meeting with city of Seattle officials to discuss the deterioration of police-community relations.  On February 7th, Rothman will present the ARIA model and its use in a similar engagement in Cincinnati, followed by discussion on adopting the process for Seattle.

For more information, click here.

 

Jay Rothman and Marvin Johnson lead community discussions on African American – Jewish Relations in Baltimore

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“Many years ago, when you walked outside your home and looked at your neighbor, chances are they looked like you, had a job like yours, and likely had about as many children as you did. Today’s world is very different. Things have changed drastically. We are now surrounded by all different cultures…”

For the rest of this Baltimore Sun article and a description of Rothman’s community mediation work, CLICK HERE. 

 

Jay Rothman leads ARIA Master Class for Mediators

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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 www.ariagroup.com/?page_id=164)
WHERE/WHEN – Ramat Hasharon, Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9 am – 5 pm. (for details call master class organizer Ahuva Zemet)

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

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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 Continues work with international youth program Face to Face | Faith to Faith

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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.

Brandon Sipes featured in Springfield Chamber of Commerce publication

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The Springfield, Ohio Chamber of Commerce recently ran a story about Brandon Sipes and his work in conflict engagement and collaborative visioning processes. The article, written by Tim Bucey, appeared in the Chamber’s Regionview magazine and was inserted into the October 10th issue of the Springfield News Sun.

Click here to read the article.

Jay Rothman Interviewed at ICP Summer Academy

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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 meets with leaders from Afghanistan

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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.