The theme “Forgiveness: Path to Reconciliation” will be highlighted by the following sessions:
- Keynote: Forgiveness is a Process by Daniel Trust, a Rwandan genocide survivor and founder of the Daniel Trust Foundation, a Connecticut-based non-profit organization;
- Experiential Workshop in Restorative Justice by David Karp, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY;
- Forgiveness: An Experiential & Action-Based Approach by Anne Keeton, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and Certified Life Coach;
- From Murderer to Peacemaker by John Lash, executive director of Georgia Conflict Center in Athens, GA;
- A Biological Perspective on Forgiveness and Reconciliation by Doug Yarn, who teaches alternative dispute resolution and directs the Inter-University Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution;
- Poster Session: Forgiveness is a Journey by Dethra U. Giles, author, "performance optimizer, and distraction assassin"; and
- Poster Session: Emotional Intelligence for Restorative Justice by Dr. Jean Kennedy, an Organizational Psychologist.
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