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Pádraig Ó Tuama & Friends on Language as a Conflict Trap or Peace...

January 14, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sustain What?

Pádraig Ó Tuama & Friends on Language as a Conflict Trap or Peace Pathway


Join host Andy Revkin of the Columbia Climate School in the second Sustain What episode in the Watchwords series - exploring words that confuse more than clarify and how to shift dialogue from divisive traps to open vistas offering routes out of conflict.

We'll center on the arts and practices of special guest Pádraig Ó Tuama, a poet, theologian, mediator, On Being podcaster and more.

He's in residence at Columbia University this year, working with psychologist and "Difficult Conversations Lab founder Peter Coleman to examine the language of peace. Learn more below.

Here's Ó Tuama's website:

Two past guests on Sustain What will join this conversation:

Irene O’Garden – A poet, educator and author, most recently, of the book of essays “Glad to Be Human”

Reggie Harris – A singer, songwriter, and, I'd say, civility activist:

More may pop in!

Here's info on the "Peace Speech" project: With support from the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), Teachers College, and the Climate School at Columbia University, Coleman and Ó Tuama are teaming up to explore the power of language when it comes to promoting peace, security, and sustainability across the globe.

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Contact Information

Andy Revkin