The World Affairs Councils of America presents the KNOW NOW conference call series. These calls feature global thought leaders hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America as well as local authorities in government, business, academia and cultural fields who are identified and moderated by local Councils, using our national conference call platform to bring local and national issues of global dimensions to our network.
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Teleconference — You’re Invited
“A Public Health Strategy to Addressing Violence and Conflict”
and Tony Belak
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00-1:30 p.m. (CT)
Violence and conflict is a common thread that runs throughout history and across all cultures. It disrupts local, national and international communities, and results in war, displacement and death.
One strategy to addressing violence and conflict is through a public health approach. The Violence Prevention and Restoration (PAR) Model, developed by the International Center for Compassionate Organizations (ICCO) explains how violence begins, spreads, and infects others much like a thought borne pathogen or virus.
This KNOW NOW program will feature Ari Cowan and Tony Belak, Director General and Associate Director of ICCO, who will discuss how the proliferation of international conflicts and violence in communities can be prevented by utilizing the PAR Model. Xiao Yin Zhao, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southen Indiana, will host this program.
About Ari Cowan and Tony Belak
Ari Cowan is the Director General of the International Center for Compassionate Organizations (ICCO). He focuses on the continuing development of the International Center and coordinating its overall day-to-day operations. He is also the key author of the theoretical principles of the International Center as well as a participant in developing, delivering, and evaluating the International Center’s programs, publications, partnerships, and initiatives.
Tony Belak, JD is the Associate Director General of the International Center for Compassionate Organizations (ICCO). His focus is on collaborating on the day-to-day operations of the ICCO as well as developing programs and relationships with other organizations. He formerly served as the Ombuds at the University of Louisville; Associate Director of the Center for Conflict Resolution at La Sierra University, Riverside, California; founder of The Institute for Workplace Transition; and the former Executive Director of theInternational Center for Collaborative Solutions at Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was also on the faculty of the Master of Science in Conflict Management program.
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