How the Principles of Improvisational Theater Can Help Resolve Serious Conflicts
"Current times, more than ever, demand new ways of engaging in the world and with each other. We are each responsible for making our own spheres of influence healthier and more peaceful domains."
--Dr. Barbara Tint, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution for the Conflict Resolution Graduate Program at Portland State University since 1999.
In addition to teaching conflict resolution courses at Portland State University, Dr. Barbara Tint works as a consultant, facilitator, mediator, and trainer in a variety of domestic and international arenas and with indigenous, refugee, and multiracial groups in the U.S. She has trained multiple groups worldwide in the practice and process of intergroup dialogue, organizational conflict transformation, intercultural relations, and dynamics of power and status. Last year, she shared in the receipt of a $260,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State, Middle East Partnership Initiative for "Action Community Teams!" She writes, "My goal: to work so hard as to render my services no longer necessary."