Comedy & Conflict Panel with Dr. Zelizer and Dr. Ayse
Dr. Zelizer and Dr. Ayse were participant and moderator on a panel about comedy and conflict, joined by the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University, Imam Yahya Hendi, and comedian and journalist, Elahe Izadi.
The video should be live soon, details below.
A person can find humor in almost any situation. Comedy can help people cope with the effects of conflict, build bridges across divides, or exacerbate conflict by demonizing others. This distinguished panel will explore how comedy can be used to transform conflict and how it can, at times, fuel it. In the field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding, challenges with various religions, cultures, and national identities may find opportunity to build peace in the creative approaches of comedy and humor.
Imam Yahya Hendi
Muslim Chaplain, Georgetown University
Comedian and Political Journalist
Dr. Craig Zelizer
Associate Director, Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University
Dr. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana
Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University’s MA Program in Conflict Resolution
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