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Sustained Dialogue Campus Network

We work with over 40 campuses around the world to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills to build inclusive communities.


We began as an international conflict resolution approach and our efforts in that capacity have never wavered. We continue to conduct the Dartmouth conference, the longest running dialogue between US and Russia…. as well as work in several other countries around the world.


We provide trainings and ongoing technical support to all types of workplace environments so that staff feel more comfortable and engaged and can resolve conflicts among themselves effectively.


We work in communities across the United States and Latin America to enhance opportunities for citizens to have an effective voice. Citizens learn tools to engage across lines of difference and build stronger, more collaborative communities.



Changing the Conversation: Emerging Better Dialogue Practices Seen Through Four Lenses

by Mark J. Farr

SDI’s president, Rev. Mark Farr, has contributed a chapter to Peace Building Through Dialogue: Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution (edited by Peter N. Stearns), a collection of essays about the many dimensions of dialogue. His contribution draws from his rich journey through life as a psychotherapist in private practice, a Christian priest, leading an organization devoted to political reconciliation on Capitol Hill, and working at Sustained Dialogue primarily on matters of international diplomacy to compare and contrast the unique […]


Transformative Experience, Conflict Resolution and Sustained Dialogue

by Philip D. Stewart and Nissa Shamsi

The roots of conflict, whether international, community or interpersonal, are most often expressed in antagonistic attitudes or perspectives towards ‘the other’. Such attitudes frequently are deeply embedded and resistant to change. Yet lasting resolution of conflict is difficult, if not impossible, unless such attitudes of hatred, mistrust and anger can be addressed. This article begins with insights from science that shows that transformation of such perceptions under certain circumstances can occur. We then describe a well-tested but little known approach […]

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