November 16, 2021 from 11:00AM – 12:15PM EST
UCF Global Building – Room 101
GPII is privileged to be hosting Rev. Dr. Gary Mason for a presentation titled: Building Peace in A Fractured Society. This talk will be based on his work in Northern Ireland and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Gary is one of the foremost practitioners of civil conflict resolution – regularly teaching classes at Emory and being a guest lecturer all over the world. This special event is part of the International Education Week.
Gary Mason is a Methodist Minister, and holds a Ph.D. from the school of Psychology at the University of Ulster. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate in Divinity for his role in peace building in Ireland, from Florida Southern College. He completed his theological studies at Queens University and holds a Bachelor’s in Business Studies from the University of Ulster.
Gary is a Senior Research Fellow at the Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University in Ireland. He is also an adjunct Professor at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. Gary is a faculty advisor to the Negotiations Strategies Institute, which is a Harvard University program for leaders in the Israeli / Palestinian context. He has lectured in political, religious and academic forums throughout Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and the U.S.A. seeking to engage, mentor and share lessons from the Irish peace process.
He has travelled widely in the USA and has spoken in Churches of all Christian denominations as well as other faith settings. Gary has also given lectures in a number of College, University and denominational settings across the United States from Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University, Emory University, Duke University, University of Alabama, Florida Southern College, Birmingham Southern College, Fairmont State University, Wesleyan WV, Rollins College, St. Cloud University, St. John’s University Minnesota and Hamline University.
This is a public forum, all are welcome to attend.