University leaders must impart principles of non-violence, strategies for peacemaking: Opinion


In a recent article for The Conversation, Kawser Ahmed (University of Winnipeg) argues that university leaders must communicate effectively to their students that campuses should be sites of peacemaking. Ahmed offers some suggestions for how postsecondary leaders can impart principles and strategies of non-violence for their campus communities, including by openly communicating about the conflict, facilitating community dialogue initiatives, and setting a positive example in their own leadership practices. “University leaders will need to double down on efforts to communicate care about the larger context – without excusing or glorifying violence or justifying hate,” concludes the author.

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