The Mahboobeh and Parviz Izadi Lecture on Intercultural Peace

The Ivan Allen College will host:

The Mahboobeh and Parviz Izadi Lecture on Intercultural Peace

By: Hrair Balian

Mr. Balian will give a talk on The Carter Center's work in Syria, the principles that guide the Center's work, and the broader challenges of peace-building in Syria.

There will be time for discussion after the lecture.

     3:30 PM - Reception

     4:00 PM - Lecture

Hrair Balian joined The Carter Center in 2008 as director of the Conflict Resolution Program. Balian oversees the program's efforts to monitor conflicts around the world and coordinates the Center's cross-program efforts in the Middle East. He is also an adjunct professor at the Emory University Law School, teaching an advanced international negotiations seminar.

Since 1991, Balian has worked in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the independent states emerging from the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa, serving in intergovernmental organizations (the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and nongovernmental organizations (International Crisis Group and others). He has worked on elections, human rights, and conflict resolution. Balian received his Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In May 2009, the New England College awarded Balian the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, for his "lifetime commitment to the dignity, respect, and self-determination of all peoples" and for his "uncompromising effort to resolve international conflicts." He is fluent in English, French, and Armenian, with a basic knowledge of Arabic. He was born and raised in Lebanon, and moved to the United States in 1970.

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Historic Academy of Medicine, 875 W. Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 894-1414

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