Haffar Talks About Bridging Theory and Practice in Conflict Resolution

By Purnell T. Cropper | October 12, 2010

The Association for Conflict Resolution Greater Delaware Valley Chapter meeting on Sept. 29 “was quite special!” according to the group’s website. It was hosted in Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle and featured Dr. Warren Haffar as the guest speaker. More than 30 ACR GDV members dined at Arcadia University and heard Haffar, Arcadia’s Dean of International Affairs and Director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program, who spoke on “Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice and the Search for Common Ground: The IPCR Program at Arcadia University.” Haffar “has real world experience in international conflict zones such as Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and South Africa. Professor Haffar is a co-founder of the Nyerere Center for Peace Research in Tanzania, which focuses on capacity building and regional security in East Africa. Prior to his appointment at Arcadia University, Dr. Warren Haffar served as a program officer for the Project on Ethnic Relations, and served as a neutral third-party to prevent ethnic conflict in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union,” according to the group’s website.