The Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution was honored to welcome Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin, the Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC), the James H. Laue Professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Marc has pioneered projects at CRDC in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Palestine and Israel. Marc directs a unique series of overseas educational and practice experiences ranging from conflict and peace intervention in Palestine and Israel, to support for Syrian activists and refugees in Turkey and Jordan, to pioneering educational classes in the Balkans and Northern Ireland.
Rabbi Dr. Gopin has trained thousands of people worldwide in peace-building strategies for complex conflicts. He conducts research on values dilemmas as they apply to international problems of clash of cultures, globalization and development, and social justice. The direction of his new research and teaching investigates the relationship between global trends in nonviolence and new approaches to global conflict resolution. In this live class, Rabbi Dr. Gopin will be speaking on his latest book, “Compassionate Judaism: The Life and Thought of Samuel David Luzzatto.”