The Ivan Allen College will host:
The Mahboobeh and Parviz Izadi Lecture on Intercultural Peace
By: Hrair Balian
Hrair Balian is the Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center. He oversees the program's efforts to monitor conflicts around the world and coordinates the Center's cross-program efforts in the Middle East.
The program will open with a light reception at 3:30 pm. At 4:00 pm Mr. Balian will give a talk that will focus on The Carter Center's work in Syria, the principles that guide the Center's work, and the broader challenges of peace-building in Syria.
For more than twenty years, Mr. Balian has worked in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the independent states emerging from the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa, serving in intergovernmental organizations (the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and nongovernmental organizations (International Crisis Group and others). He has worked on elections, human rights, and conflict resolution. He is also an adjunct professor at the Emory University Law School, teaching an advanced international negotiations seminar.
There will be time for discussion after the lecture. Free parking is available in the lot behind the Academy of Medicine on Cypress and 7th Street.
3:30 PM - Reception
4:00 PM - Lecture