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Peace is Possible

by Daniel Dana
March 2021 Daniel Dana

conflict’s viral load
burdens our covid-struck land
mediation’s role?

Hungary’s staunch corps
peace-makers till rock-strewn fields
undaunted by drought

change enkindles fear
inequality breeds hate
hardship exhausts hope

vital ingredient in
answer’s recipe

we mediators
are called to share our insight:
peace is possible


Holding the Ph.D. in psychology, Dan Dana served for several years as a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Hartford (Connecticut) Graduate School of Business, and has held faculty appointments at Syracuse University and several other institutions. (A former student once called him "Doctor Conflict," and the moniker stuck!)

Dan founded Mediation Training Institute International in 1985 to expand global awareness and use of non-adversarial methods for managing human differences – in the workplace and beyond. He is the author of Managing Differences, the sourcebook of MTI’s seminars — published worldwide in six languages — and Conflict Resolution: Mediation Tools for Everyday Worklife, a featured book in the McGraw-Hill Briefcase Books series.

Upon Dan’s retirement in 2013, MTI was acquired by Eckerd College, St Petersburg, Florida.

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