Cross-Cultural Conversations

November 2, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Online Add to Calendar

Join us for active conversations with students from Eikei University in Hiroshima, Japan. The sessions will be 90 minutes. The first 40 minutes will be an interactive presentation by a scholar in the field on the topic listed above, and then followed by structured conversations in English with students in Japan. Developing cross-cultural understanding assists in becoming more culturally aware. This can be a continual process and it can help to have curiosity, an open mind, a willingness to ask questions, a desire to learn about the differences that exist between cultures, and an openness to becoming conscious of one’s own culturally shaped values, beliefs, perceptions, and biases. -------------------------------------- Cross-Cultural Conversations themes, dates, times, and locations are listed below. You will receive the Zoom login a day before and on the day of the event itself. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as possible. Please keep in mind that space is limited to the first 30 students. Thursday, October 12 at 2:30 pm - 4 pm, “Peacebuilding: Finding Common Ground” with José Barzola Thursday, October 19 at 2:30 pm - 4 pm, "Aloha ʻĀina" with Pualani Enos Thursday, November 2 at 2:30 pm - 4 pm, “Environmental Peacebuilding” with Wiwik Dharmiasih Thursday, November 9 at 2:30 pm - 4 pm, “The Future of Sustainable Outer Space Development from a Human Rights Based Approach” with Ari Eisenstat Thursday, December 7 at 2:30 pm - 4 pm, "SDG's and Me" with Zephanii Smith Eisenstat Cross-Cultural Conversations are Peacebuilding Initiatives brought to you by José Barzola the Conflict and Peace Specialist. Learn more at

Event Sponsor
Conflict and Peace Specialist, Mānoa Campus

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Jose Barzola, 808-956-2690,,

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