Brown University Strait Talk hosted the 2010 Strait Talk Symposium from Saturday, October 30th, through Friday, November 5th.
The symposium featured the following public events:
Historical Memory Panel: After Empire: Road to Reconciliation
Saturday, October 30th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Salomon 001
Organized in conjunction with Hanuri, Korean American Students Association, Japanese Cultural Association, the East Asian Studies Department Undergraduate Group, and Asian American History Month, this panel explored current perspectives and past representations of the colonized and colonizers in East Asia between 1895 and 1945. Read more about it here.
Peacebuilding Talk and Workshop: Creativity and Conflict Resolution: Alternative Pathways to Peace
Monday, November 1st, 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Wilson 301
Dr. Tatsushi Arai led a practical workshop on methods of conflict resolution and how they can be used to promote substantial and meaningful dialogue among deeply divided groups and build consensus. He drew on material from his latest book and utilized case studies from a few select regions of the world, including Rwanda. Read more here.
Economics Panel: Investing in the Future: Economic Exchange and Cross-Strait Political Stability
Monday, November 1st, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Smith-Buonanno 106
This panel discussed how the private sector links between Taiwan and the mainland have been growing in spite of political tensions between the two sides and explored the potential future role of such ties in the normalization of political relations. Read more about it here.
International Relations Panel: Taiwan and Mainland China in International Discourse: Potential for Peace
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Smith-Buonanno 106
This panel explored the different ways in which the status and relationship between mainland China and Taiwan are interpreted in international law and political discourse, focusing on how peaceful consensus can be built from the various conflicting interpretations of each region’s status. Read more about the panel here.
Peace Action Roundtable: Strait Talk Peace Projects: Peer Critique
Wednesday, November 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Salomon 003
This roundtable discussion actively engaged Strait Talk delegates, alumni, organizers, and Starr fellows in a feedback session for “Peace Projects” devised by delegates during the course of the Symposium week. Read more about it here.
Final Presentation: 2010 Strait Talk Final Presentation to the Brown community
Thursday, November 4th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wilson 102
Delegates and organizers of the 2010 Strait Talk Symposium presented the cumulative work of the symposium week to the Brown community. The 2010 Strait Talk delegates presented their final consensus document, the product from a series of Interactive Conflict Resolution workshops. Read more here.