CJP Lunch Forum with Marc Gopin

Where Northlawn, West Dining Room

Duration 1 hour

Nonviolence Studies and the Future of Peacebuilding

Marc Gopin is a Professor of World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, and the Director of the Center on World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC) at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR).

Gopin has trained thousands of people worldwide in peacemaking strategies for complex conflicts in which religion and culture play a role. He conducts research on values dilemmas as they apply to international problems of globalization, clash of cultures, development, social justice and conflict. Gopin has engaged in back channel diplomacy with religious, political and military figures on both sides of conflicts, especially in the Arab/Israeli conflict.

He is the author of Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking, and Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East, a study on what was missing from the Oslo Process, and what will be necessary culturally for a successful Arab/Israeli peace process. His latest book, Healing the Heart of Conflict was published in 2004. Dr. Gopin was ordained as a rabbi in 1983 and received a Ph.D. in religious ethics from Brandeis University in 1993. Gopin is now working in partnership with the Fetzer Foundation to create a web-based video series and book on enemies who become friends and close partners. Filming began in the summer of 2008. He is also the author of To Make the Earth Whole: Creating Global Community in an Age of Religious Militancy. Gopin is creator and principal author of www.marcgopin.com, a weblog dedicated to addressing the transformation of conflicts facing humanity.

Intended Audience General Public

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