Conflict Matters - Inside Polarisation - understanding the dynamics of us and them

05 October 2018

Us versus them comes in many forms. EU versus UK, Muslim versus non-Muslim, believers versus non-believers, left versus right, man versus woman, teachers versus parents... the list is endless. Underneath we can see a universal pattern – and a dynamic that we urgently need to understand. In this lecture Bart Brandsma, the leading expert on dealing with the fall-out of polarisation, will take you inside polarisation.

He will present the three basic rules, the five roles you can play and the four game changers that will help you deal with polarisation. Teachers, mayors, police-officers, public prosecutors, journalists… all professionals who face the urgency to take a professional stand in tensed situations, in open or hidden polarisation, will be presented a number of eye-openers and new insights to start depolarisation. After the lecture – with interactive exchange with the public – you will feel refreshed and more equipped to deal with this age old dynamic, us versus them.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 24 October at 4 pm,
in the Metropolitan Arts Center Belfast MAC, 10 Exchange St West, Belfast. BT1 2NJ.
Participation is free of charge but registration is required, please register here.

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