Let’s Keep Talking to Each Other
How do gang leaders become peacemakers? How do bitter enemies become trusted allies? How do families get through a pandemic? They keep talking to each other and they keep listening to each other. Conversations create the future. Whether or not we have them, and how we have them, is up to us. A plea for dialogue in three acts.
Adar Cohen, PhD
An internationally-renowned mediator, Adar leads high stakes conversations in conflict zones, family rooms, and other places where people can save the world. He united gang leaders and police officers to prevent homicides in Chicago. Following the Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland, Adar helped Catholics and Protestants plan for a shared future in Belfast. Adar’s work has been featured by the New York Times, TED, MSNBC, and AEON. He holds a PhD in conflict resolution from the University of Dublin and has lectured at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and – at the invitation of the King of Bhutan – at Sherubste College, the Himalayan Kingdom’s first institution for higher education. He is a co-founder of Civic Leadership Foundation, which has supported over 25,000 young people in preparing for success in school, in their careers, and as citizens. His book, Jimmie Lee & James, is now available in paperback. For more information or to contact Adar, visit adarcohen.com.