Reaching for the Hand Not the Throat: A National Affairs Forum

April 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Sandra J. Klassen

Reaching for the Hand Not the Throat

How Can We Understand and Deal More Effectively
With Political Adversaries?

A National Affairs Forum
Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Live on Zoom
Link sent 24 hours before event start

It is now widely recognized that political differences in America, long conceived of as conflicts of interests resolvable through bargaining and compromise, have come increasingly to resemble the more intense and intractable struggles involving clashing ideologies, cultures, beliefs, and values common to many other nations. This forum will solicit answers to what are the most useful ways to analyze polarized politics in America and how we can deal humanely and effectively with political adversaries.

We are excited to be joined by an all-star panel of experts and analysts, including…

Justin A. Frank, M.D. (Former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and author of Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President)
Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div. (Forensic psychiatrist and violence expert who was a fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health, faculty member at Yale School of Medicine, consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), and president of the World Mental Health Coalition. Author of Profile of a Nation: Trump’s Mind, America‘s Soul)
Richard E. Rubenstein (University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University. Author of Resolving Structural Conflicts: How Violent Systems Can Be Transformed)
Solon SImmons (Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Resolution/Sociologist at George Mason University. Author of Root Narratives and Conflict Resolution)

Moderated by Sandra J. Klassen, National Affairs Committee Chair.

Q&A will follow the discussion with our panel.