Chodosh to Lecture on Depolarizing Conflict in Middle East, Asia

Dean Hiram Chodosh of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will deliver a lecture titled “Depolarizing Conflict within Iraq and Other Hard Places” on Sunday, January  10. The lecture, to be held at the Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, will begin at 2:00 p.m., and will be preceded by a meet and greet at 1:45.

In this presentation, Chodosh will draw on a wide range of field experience with legal reform in the Middle East (Iraq) and Asia  (India) to make critical observations about the underlying nature of different types of conflict in the world today. These range from daily conflicts over limited resources, e.g., water, energy and land to cross-border conflicts in an era of globalization, and even to high conflict resulting from sectarian violence. Chodosh will assess our collective capacity for managing these conflicts and set forth the communication, negotiation, and legal strategies and principles (at local, national, and international levels) that hold the greatest promise for resolving them.

The lecture is sponsored by Questioning Minds, a non-profit educational forum.