The workshop, “Talking (and Listening) Across Divides,” explored what experience and science can teach us about the requirements for productive dialogue and engagement. This workshop was led by a diverse group of scholars and practitioners whose research and work helped to shed light on how we might resolve, mediate, or even just consider competing claims—essential work for any thriving democracy.
Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou, Journalist, Managing Director, iMEdD and Executive Director, SNF Dialogues
Hahrie Han, PhD, Inaugural Director, SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University
Martha Jones, PhD, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
Munzer Khattab, Co-Founder, BureauCrazy
Roelf Meyer, Former Leader of the National Party, South Africa
Michelle Miller, Co-Host, CBS This Morning: Saturday
Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
Mike Niconchuk, Senior Researcher, Beyond Conflict
Timothy Phillips, Founder and CEO, Beyond Conflict
Ebrahim Rasool, Former South African Ambassador to the United States
Barri Shorey, Interim Senior Technical Director, Economic Recovery and Development, International Rescue Committee
Elizabeth Smyth, Executive Director, SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University
The DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.
*The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or the SNF DAILOGUES team. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.
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