Nathan Bedford Forrest School Re-naming Conflict (a Briefing)

Dec 15, 2008 by Student

This podcast was produced by Barbara Jones, a student in the 2008 session of Roots of Social Conflict (DR7100), a course in the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution Program at Wayne State University. Barbara took our conflict briefing paper assignment and jazzed it up to create an audio version that of necessity covers a complex case in a short time. The case involves a dispute over renaming a High School in Florida that was named after former KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest. Listen and learn! BW

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Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution at WSU

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Rwanda Ten Years Later - Student Conflict Briefing

Dec 8, 2005 by Student

This podcast is a conflict theory brief created for our Roots of Social Conflict class at Wayne State University, Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution Program. We will be examining several social conflict theories and their applications to the Rwanda Genocide Case.

For our group conflict brief we discuss various conflict theorists like Dahrendorf, Homans, Homer-Dixon, Pruitt & Rubin, Kriesberg and Dollard. Our Rwanda Project will give you a better insight into how conflict is formed, escalated, and carried-out by individuals, groups, organization’s and states. We demonstrate how the theorist’s conflict theories can be applied to the past and present conflict. Last, we recommend sound conflict resolution strategies that we have learned in our case study of Rwanda Ten Years Later.

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Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda
Human Rights Watch information on Rwanda

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The Bridge Over Troubled Water - Student Conflict Briefing

Nov 28, 2005 by Student

Welcome to our first student podcast! This podcast is a conflict theory brief for our Roots of Social Conflict class at Wayne State University. During our semester, we have examined social conflict theories and their applications to various cases. For this particular brief, we have chosen the Strait of Messina Bridge Project. This proposed project would connect Italy’s mainland and Sicily over the Strait of Messina with the world’s largest suspension bridge. For more information, please listen! Ciao!

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Il sito ufficiale della Societa Stretto di Messina S.p.A.
The official web site of the Stretto di Messina S.p.A
FRONTLINE/World -- A Bridge Too Far?
FRONTLINE/World Fellow Mary Spicuzza traveled to Sicily to explore the storm building over the plans for a bridge across the Strait of Messina.
Washington Post Interview on Project
Detailed information regarding the Strait of Messina Bridge project and Italian/Sicilian cultures.
Impreglio S.p.A.
Company awarded Strait of Messina Bridge project.
Impreglio Company Info
Company information site.
Current information regarding the Strait of Messina Bridge project.
News on the project

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