The Department of International & Comparative Labor and The ILRCB 980 Workshop present:
April 14, 219 Ives Hall
U.S.-Muslim Engagement: Conflict Resolution through Consensus Building
Co-Director of the U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project
Search for Common Ground
Date: April 14
Location: 219 Ives Hall
Rob Fersh (ILR 1972) will present on a recent, groundbreaking project that forged a strong consensus document among 34 distinguished and highly diverse American leaders about how to improve US-Muslim relations.
Already, many of the key recommendations of this bipartisan group are being implemented by the Obama Administration and have been well-received in Congress.
Rob has served as co-director of this project and has also provided leadership on other national consensus-building projects, including one on health care coverage for the uninsured. Drawing upon this experience, and over 30 years in Washington, DC working for Congress, the Executive Branch, and in the non-profit sector, Rob will discuss both the process and potential of consensus-building to resolve conflict and contribute to wise, during public policy.