Heller School to host Club of Madrid talk on Jan. 22

Independent organization is dedicated to strengthening democratic values and leadership around the world

Sean C. Carroll

Representatives of the Club of Madrid, an international organization of former presidents and prime ministers of democratic states, will discuss “Leadership for Coexistence” at noon Friday, Jan. 22, at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Featured speakers will be Sean C. Carroll, the Club of Madrid’s director of programs, and Tim Phillips of Justice in Times of Transition, who is a member of the expert advisory panel of the Club of Madrid’s Shared Societies Project and an advisor to the Clinton Foundation.
Presenters will discuss the origins of the project, which promotes the ideal of inclusive societies shaped by all their constituent groups. They also will consider strategies for engaging current world leaders in the building of shared societies. One of the project’s goals is to provide these leaders with a heightened understanding and appreciation of the benefits of coexistence, and to inform the leaders about incentives and means for developing shared societies.

The Club of Madrid responds to the demand for leader-to-leader support to confront today’s global, regional and national democratic leadership challenges. It is an independent organization dedicated to strengthening democratic values and leadership around the world by drawing on the unique experience and resources of its members, who include more than 70 democratic former Heads of State and Government from 50 countries who contribute their time, experience and knowledge to this mission.

Brandeis Professor of Coexistence Mari Fitzduff will moderate the discussion.
The program, cosponsored by Coexistence International and the Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict, is open to the campus. A light lunch will be served. Call Anne Gudaitis at 781 736-8575 or e-mail gudaitis@brandeis.edu to RSVP.

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