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AudioBlog: Religious Diversity: Did You Know?

by Jeff Thompson
September 2011

ADRHub Audio Blog

Jeff Thompson

Join ADRhub.com for a special webinar on religous diversity and information that applies specifically to mediators and other conflict resolution specialists. With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 being only three days after the webinar, the event holds special meaning on raising religious awareness and knowledge, especially as each of the four panelist are based in New York City.

The four panelists will speak from their perspective of their particular faith including the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh faiths giving conflict resolution professionals and practitioners important knowledge that applies directly to their work. This includes: information on core beliefs, clothing, physical contact and more.

The panelists include:
Benkong Shi (Grace Gratitude Temple)
Arvind Kohli (United Skihs)
Anindita Bhaumik (Hindu Society of North America, NYPD Clergy Liaison)
Sarah Syeed (Interfaith Center of New York)

Biography


Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor at Lipscomb University, researcher, mediator, and trainer. He is also involved in crisis and hostage negotiation as well as a law enforcement detective. His research includes law enforcement crisis and hostage negotiation in terrorist incidents. He received his doctorate from Griffith University Law School having researched the impact nonverbal communication has in conflict situations with respect to developing rapport, building trust, and displaying professionalism.

Dr. Thompson has presented and trained on the topic of conflict, mediation, (crisis and hostage) negotiation, communication and nonverbal communication internationally for a variety of audiences including police personnel, government officials, judges, attorneys, physicians, sales people, business professionals, and both graduate and undergraduate students. He has also been published in numerous professional and academic publications.

He is the co-chair of ACR's national Crisis Negotiation Section, and he is an ad-hoc reviewer for multiple academic journals. He received his MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law.

(All posts by Jeff Thompson represent his personal reflections and opinions and not that of any organization.)



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