The fourth Benjamin V. Cohen Peace Conference, which begins its two-day schedule of events on Friday, April 9, is now offering free virtual access to four exciting and informative programs.

Advanced registration is required at these virtual events that are now free and open to the public (all times EDT; New York Times):

4 p.m., April 9: Keynote speech, “Why Not Me?” from Derris Ross, founder and CEO of The Ross Foundation in Indianapolis. Moderated by Dr. Lawrence H. Gerstein, director of the Ball State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies. Register here.
 

7 p.m., April 9: Conversation with Dr. Tania Israel, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations that Work. Moderated by Dr. Lawrence H. Gerstein, director of the Ball State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies. Register here.
 

10 a.m., April 10: “Building a Beloved Community” town hall with Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns and Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour, moderated by Dr. Lawrence H. Gerstein, director of the Ball State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies. Register here.
 

7 p.m., April 10: Muslims in Muncie film screening and discussion, moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Agnew, director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Ball State, Afrah Ali, Safwan Malasalih, and Dr. Saber Bahrami. Register here.



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