Past Dialogue Sessions

Daniel Morgan Intermediate School

On March 3rd of 2020, the Dialogue & Difference team conducted a dialogue for the Daniel Morgan Intermediate School in Winchester, Virginia. The dialogue consisted of both teachers and students with small group facilitation exercises and larger group debrief sessions emphasizing the importance of community. One of our interns, Byron Phillips, provided insight to his perspective as a facilitator:

“The opportunity to work with Daniel Morgan Intermediate, was such a positive experience for me as a conflict resolution practitioner and student. I gained a lot of real world facilitating and conflict resolution. I enjoyed being able to facilitate a healthy discussion centered around specific problems that educators face on a daily basis. The ability to create an atmosphere where both educators and myself, felt comfortable in having a healthy dialogue, was a monumental experience for me as a young practitioner. This experience has propelled me to want to continue this work in the local communities that I am apart of within the local D.C. region.”

In the future, we hope to continue working with schools in the area to expand our conflict resolution practices but also to show the power that lies within the art of dialogue!

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Rapid Global Climate Change

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In Collaboration with several on campus organizations, including Mason’s LEAD office we held an interactive dialogue on the existential threats of climate change! Thanks to all of those who could make it!

Election & Voting

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We have successfully ended the second D&D dialogue event on Election and Voting. Expect a new style and a more interative event! Don’t miss out!  9/18 Thursday 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm (Facilitation Training: 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm) at Research Hall Room 163.

 Peace & War

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Wednesday, September 17, 2018, 7:30 – 9:15pm, Research Hall Room 163

Facilitation Training: 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Our D&D dialogue event on Peace and War ended with great success. Don’t miss out!  9/19 Wednesday 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm (Facilitation Training: 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm) at Research Hall Room 163.

The panelists are Professor peter Stearns and Professor Jesse L. Kirkpatrick!


Peter N. Stearns


University Professor

World History: Modern European and American and comparative social history, history of emotions, world history

University Professor, Provost Emeritus

Specializations: World History, Social History, Globalization, History of Emotions

Dr. Peter N. Stearns became Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University on January 1, 2000, serving as Provost until June 30, 2014.  He was named University Professor in January 2011. He has taught previously at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Rutgers, and Carnegie Mellon; he was educated at Harvard University.

Jesse L. Kirkpatrick


Assistant Professor: Political and moral philosophy, ethics of peace and war, ethics and emerging technology

Specializations: Political philosophy, moral philosophy, the ethics of peace and war, human rights

Jesse Kirkpatrick is Assistant Director for the Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and specializes in political and moral philosophy, with an emphasis on the just war tradition, emerging technologies, and human rights. Prior to joining IPPP, Jesse was an Assistant Professor at Radford University and a Researchl Fellow at the US Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Jesse also works as a Research Consultant at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab

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Perceptions of Truth

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7:30-915pm, Research Hall Room 163

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More Past Events:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30-915pm, Research Hall Room 163


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Does Government Represent Us?

April 20th

The Dialogue and Difference Project’s next event will be on the topic of government representation.  Come share your voice and talk about subjects including political agency, bi-partisanship, voting and the electoral college, privilege, and political ethicacy in the United States. Who creates change, and who has the power to participate? In lieu of the 2016 Presidential race, do you feel that your political party represents your voice?

Food and Beverages will be provided at the event. Facilitation training will be offered prior to the event at 6:45 pm in Research Hall.


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Perceptions of Guns

Join the Dialogue and Difference Project on St. Patricks day for a discussion about guns in America. What is your perception of guns as it pertains to security, regulation and policy, military, and politics? What is the role of guns in the United States, and how does it influence your personal freedoms, security and tradition? Feel free to wear green and bring your own voice to this dialogue!

We are in need of dialogue facilitators! If you are interested in leading round-table discussion, please arrive for facilitation training at Research Hall 163 at 6:45 pm prior to the event.  Please contact if you are planning to facilitate.

Pizza, refreshments and snacks will be provided.


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Islamophobia: Targeted Identities

Join us in engaging dialogue about how Islamophobia has targeted American and international Muslim identities.  Lets exchange voices, ideas, and experiences about the meanings and manifestations of Islamophobia.

Tuesday, February 16
7:30 pm – 9 pm
Research Hall 163

Facilitation Training will be held prior to the event starting at 6:45pm


Dialogue and Difference Project, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and University Life are hosting an event.

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Understanding Privilege

Tuesday, January 19, 5pm-7pm

Arlington Founders Hall, Room 126


Dialogue and Difference Project is partnering with University Life, and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies


 Political Rhetoric and Islamophobia

Wednesday, January 20, 6pm-8pm

Arlington Founders Hall  Auditorium, Room 134


Faces of Human Trafficking Event

Dialogue and Difference is proud to co-sponsor

The Faces Of Human Trafficking