Announcing the 2010 Strait Talk Symposium


Strait Talk will be hosting the 2010 Strait Talk Symposium from Saturday, October 30th, through Friday, November 5th, at the Brown University campus. Strait Talk seeks to promote active and peaceful cross-strait dialogue by bringing together young leaders from the US, China, and Taiwan for a week of conflict resolution and dialogue about Chinese-Taiwanese relations, culminating in a presentation of the consensus they reached on recommendations for possible areas of cooperation and resolution. We encourage members of the Brown community to attend our free public events:


Historical Memory Panel: After Empire: Road to Reconciliation

Saturday, October 30th

5:30 - 7:30 PM, reception following

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Organized in conjunction with Hanuri, Korean American Students Association, Japanese Cultural Association, the East Asian Studies Department Undergraduate Group, and Asian American History Month, this panel will explore current perspectives and past representations of the colonized and colonizers in East Asia between 1895 and 1945.


Peacebuilding Talk and Workshop: Creativity and Conflict Resolution: Alternative Pathways to Peace

Monday, November 1st

5:00 - 6:00 PM

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Dr. Tatsushi Arai will lead a practical workshop on methods of conflict resolution and how they can be used to promote substantial and meaningful dialogue among deeply divided groups and build consensus. He will draw on material from his latest book and utilize case studies from a few select regions of the world, including perhaps Rwanda. 


Economics Panel: Investing in the Future: Economic Exchange and Cross-Strait Political Stability

Monday, November 1st

7:00 - 8:30 PM

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This panel will discuss how the private sector links between Taiwan and the Mainland have been growing in spite of political tensions between the two sides, and will explore the potential future role of such ties in normalization of political relations.


International Relations Panel: Taiwan and Mainland China in International Discourse: Potential for Peace

Tuesday, November 2nd

2:00 - 3:30 PM

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This panel will explore the different ways in which the status and relationship between mainland China and Taiwan is interpreted in international law and political discourse, focusing on how peaceful consensus can be built from the various conflicting interpretations of each region's status.  


Peace Action Roundtable: Strait Talk Peace Projects: Peer Critique

Wednesday, November 3rd

7:00 - 9:00 PM

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This roundtable discussion will actively engage Strait Talk delegates, alumni, organizers, and Starr fellows in a feedback session for "Peace Projects" devised by delegates during the course of the Symposium week. 


Final Presentation: 2010 Strait Talk Final Presentation to the Brown community

Thursday, November 4th

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Delegates and organizers of the 2010 Strait Talk Symposium will present the cumulative work of the Symposium week to the Brown community. The 2010 Strait Talk delegates will present their final consensus document, the product from a series of Interactive Conflict Resolution workshops. 


*Stay tuned for retrospective posts from our Strait Chat discussions and for posts for each listed public event!*


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