Educator Sarah Federman
Sample of Invited Talks
Atonement for the Holocaust: French National Railways
-The Ralph Bunche Library Speaker Series U.S. Department of State, worldwide U.S. Embassy broadcast.
Engaging Corporations in Transitional Justice: From the Holocaust to US Slavery
-Law & Society Annual Conference
Victims, Heroes, and Perpetrators: in Post-Conflict Contexts
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
A Genealogical Approach to Conflict Resolution
-Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
-Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
Universities and Slavery: A Reparations Proposal
-Universities Studying Slavery
In the classroom, I take inspiration from the Coalition of Essential Schools whose principles include learning to use one’s mind well, less is more, demonstration of mastery, democracy, and equity and trust. Students engage with ideas through student-created simulations, discussions, role plays, independent research, participant observation, and even a flipped classroom. These formats create room for students’ own questions and interests. I especially enjoy role plays because they create space for diverse perspectives.
Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State
Exxon in Indonesia (case study)
College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore
Negotiation: Theory and Practice,
Approaches to Conflict
Cultural and Ethnic Conflict
Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo) (France)
Approaches to Conflict in a Globalized World
Conflict Resolution Tools
The Role of Market Actors in Mass Atrocity (April 2017)
University of Malta
This past semester, my colleagues and I taught a conflict 101 class to undergraduates. We took them from the Cold War to Yemen, talking about the different approaches to conflict each modern situation prompted. Today, it dawned on me that each conflict might have a...
Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, will not let anyone in her office use the word "tragedy" or the phrase "tragic events." Her reasoning is really salient for this blog on the Language of Conflict. Why has Ambassador Power banned the...
People have asked me for the transcript of my graduation speech. Below the video below, you will now see the transcript as well. The speech is only a little over three minutes long. Thanks for all your support and for letting me share with you some of what hundreds...
Introduction to Narrative & Conflict Resolution & the Sneaky Narrative "I'm Sorry, The Time Isn't Right!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVCiim7b7rk
Dr. Sarah Federman