Tolerance in Education Symposium
The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program hosted “Teaching Tolerance & Peace in Education: American Experiences & International Lessons” on March 27. The symposium, funded in part by a grant provided by the Association of International Education Administrators, brought together civic, education, and business leaders from the local, state, national, and international level to discuss the role of education as a catalyst for tolerance and peace in an increasingly globalized society. The event featured three topical sessions, each moderated by a renowned experts: Dr. James Gibson, Ph.D., of Washington University in St. Louis; Dr. Patricia Avery, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota; and Dr. Peter Levine, Ph.D., of Tufts University. A forth panel featured community leaders dedicated to finding ways to bring a diverse community together through education. A postmortem assessment was made which described different approaches to peace and tolerance in education, identified projects/programs which promote the concepts, and explained how concepts could be applied internationally, particularly in the Middle East-North African region.