Academic and political experts discuss the language of conflict at Go Eat Give’s Lunch and Learn

ATLANTA - Aug. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- Go Eat Give, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization promoting cultural awareness, continues its effort to provide diversity education opportunities by hosting a Lunch and Learn Speaker Series in partnership with the Atlantic Institute. The fourth event of the 2015 series will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30am at the Atlanta Institute (1349 West Peachtree Street Northwest, #1010, Atlanta, GA 30309).

Global understanding is a major component of Go Eat Give’s mission. The topic of discussion “The Language of Conflict” will provide insight on how current issues across the world can be talked about in a peaceful manner, with respect to different religions, ethnicities, and political viewpoints. The discussion will feature a panel of experts in academic and political fields, including Hrair Balian, Director of Conflict Resolution program at The Carter Center; Dr. Mustafa Gokhan Sahin, Director of Academic Affairs at Atlantic Institute Atlanta; Abbas Barzegar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University; and Lance R. Askildson, Ph.D. Vice-Provost and Chief International Officer at Kennesaw State University.

The panelists bring expertise in conflict resolution, comparative politics, international negotiations, global affairs and political Islam. Hrair Balian oversees The Carter Center Conflict Resolution Program efforts to monitor conflicts around the world and coordinates the Center’s cross-program efforts in the Middle East. Dr. Mustafa Gokhan Sahin has instructed courses such as the Introduction to Comparative Politics, the Middle East, and Politics and Culture in Developing Societies as a Visiting Assistant Professor at University of South Florida. Abbas Barzegar specializes in Sunni-Shiite polemics, political Islam and African American Muslim history and is the co-director of After Malcolm: Islam and the Black Freedom Movement, a digital archiving consortium housed at Georgia State University. Lance R. Askildson holds appointments as the Executive Director of the Division of Global Affairs and Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Kennesaw State University

Go Eat Give and the Atlantic Institute provides an intimate space for discussion and cultural understanding. Tickets are available for $10 in advance, and $20 at the door through Eventbrite ( Light lunch is included.

About Go Eat Give

Go Eat Give is a growing non-profit organization founded by Sucheta Rawal in 2012 and based in Atlanta, GA. Go Eat Give's mission is to create global citizens through cultural education, community service, and international travel. The organization sponsors cultural events in Atlanta, Georgia in addition to international volunteer vacations. By building strong meaningful relationships between citizens of different nationalities, races, religions and backgrounds, Go Eat Give hopes to eliminate stereotypes and bigotry.
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