To introduce students to the field of conflict analysis and resolution, to provide them with practical training on conflict intervention methods, especially negotiations and mediation, and to engage them in an ongoing development and refinement of a conflict resolution education and training model responsive to the needs of the Muslim community in the United States, and which may be used as an exemplary model for other Muslim communities world-wide.
Course Learning Objectives:
-Introduce students to the field of conflict analysis and resolution.
-Survey a wide variety of theories and concepts related to the field of conflict analysis and resolution.
-Survey a variety of different models of conflict analysis and resolution.
-Examine the psychological, cultural and religious aspects of conflict, especially in the Islamic context.
-Present techniques and skills in third party intervention, especially mediation.
-Explore Islamic sources and perspectives with the purpose of establishing sound Islamic concepts on specific components of conflict analysis and resolution.
-Introduce a methodology for applying Islamic sources in order to inform the field of conflict analysis and resolution.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Abdalla is a visiting professor of peace and conflict studies at the University for Peace and the Wesley Theological Seminary. He serves as the Senior Advisor on Conflict Resolution at the Washington-based organization KARAMAH (Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights in the Washington, D.C. area.)
He obtained a law degree in Egypt in 1977 where he practiced law as a prosecuting attorney from 1978 to 1986. He then emigrated to the U.S. where he obtained a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.
He has been an active figure in promoting effective cross-cultural messages within the Islamic and Arabic-speaking communities in America through workshops, T.V. and radio presentations. He has also been actively involved in inter-faith dialogues in the United States. He pioneered the development of the first conflict resolution training manual for the Muslim communities in the United States titled (“…Say Peace”).
The Boston Islamic Seminary offers competitive tuition rates when considered against other non-degree academic programs offered by a variety of institutions throughout Greater Boston. Standard tuition is $850 per course, however, in our startup phase, we are offering all courses at a substantial discount.
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