The Structure and Dynamics of Conflict and Conflict Management. a talk by Christina Hantel-Fraser, Ph.D

Wednesday, June 4th, 7.00PM

Are conflicts merely a destructive ChristinaHantel-FraserUCU1part of our life? Or do they also carry a considerable constructive potential? If we look beyond the dreaded conflict symptoms in pursuit of a systematic analysis and diagnosis of the conflict causes – could we possibly expect to find a clear picture of a conflict arena where multiple interacting forces might be creatively reconfigured towards a carefully crafted, long-term settlement acceptable to all conflict parties involved?

The Ukrainian Institute in London is delighted to hosta talk by Christina Hantel-Fraser on Wednesday, June 4th, at 7.00PM, “The Structure and Dynamics of Conflict and Conflict Management.” 

The speaker will answer these questions by offering an insight into the structure and dynamics of conflicts. She will also explain intervention methods that are designed to de-activate destructive conflict potential and to activate the constructive potential.

Christina Hantel-Fraser holds a Ph.D. (Political Science) from the University of Bonn, Germany, and an M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies) from Harvard University. She studied Alternative Dispute Resolution at Harvard Law School, and International Organizations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

She has taught conflict management and organizational psychology at various institutions, including a UN-project in Ukraine, the Foreign Ministries of Hungary and Indonesia, and the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa, as well as at universities in Canada, the US, Germany, Hungary, Greece and Ukraine, and in various church organizations.

From 2001 until 2011 she was consultant to the Patriarch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Lubomyr Cardinal Husar. She is the author of 2 books on organizational issues. As consultant for international organizations and as university lecturer, she continues to work in North America and in Europe.