This panel was part of a week of workshops, lectures, and discussions on how to use dance practices in global and local peace development. The moderator is Pascal da Rocha, faculty member and lecturer at Columbia University with the M.S. program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. The panel here took place on October 23, 2014. The featured guests were Deborah Heifetz, and Shawn Lent
Dr. Deborah Heifetz, PhD, CMA, co-founded BraveHearts International. She is a Mediator, certified Y.P.O. Forum Facilitator and Certified Movement Analyst (C.M.A.) who holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, an M.A. in Dance and a B.A. in Genetics. Heifetz serves as a special adviser to the Crisis Management Team of the Israeli Police, has acted in Track II negotiations and co-founded the peace-building and community development NGO – HiMaT – with projects in Pakistan.
Shawn Renee Lent is a social practice dance artist and manager currently living and working in Cairo, Egypt. Shawn is the new EducationUSA Coordinator at AMIDEAST Cairo, an instructor for the full-time professional program at Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a member of the UNESCO International Dance Council (CID), the British Council’s Transatlantic Network 2020, and is a UN Alliance of Civilizations International Fellow.
The week's events were supported by the Dorothy G. Madden Professorship in Dance at the University of Maryland, currently held by U of Maryland Associate Professor of Dance, Karen Bradley.
For a news story on this panel, see: http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/article_d0d707a0-5b2d-11e4-b89c-001a4bcf6878.html