Please FORWARD to North American college students

     In April, 2005 two separate East Coast gatherings will welcome many diverse university students.
     Together, they will learn to listen, communicate, and shepherd their classmates and student bodies beyond alienation toward true campus community

1.  Georgetown University Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2005 Washington, DC
2.  University of Virginia   Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2005 Charlottesville, VA


     Tuesday, October 8, 2002, students at Georgetown University experienced a dramatic change in their relationships.
      It was a model for how other university campuses can move beyond their shouting and "signs wars."
     Their evening of listening and speaking from the heart was co-sponsored by all the campus's Middle East-related groups a campus first.
     That memorable night is described at .
     Five Dialogues then began on campus.
      Listening finally began between Muslims, Jews and Christians, especially including Palestinians and other Arabs.
     By March, Georgetown's Students for Middle East Peace hosted a day-long first conference for East Coast university students to discuss peaceful resolutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to foster Sustained Dialogue with people from various colleges nationwide.
     Their first symposium, concert, and Falafel-Fest is described at .
     Georgetown students have sustained their vision, relationships, and national leadership.

1.  Georgetown University Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2005 Washington, DC

Georgetown University's
Middle East Dialogue and Listening Initiative (MEDLI)
invites college students to the
Second Symposium on
Peace, Action, Reconciliation and Cooperation (SPARC)
Sunday, April 3, 2005    10 am-4 pm

after Saturday night's April 2nd Falafel Fest kick-off banquet
serving Middle Eastern food (yes, including falafels)
with ethnic dancers from the Middle East and live music
The J-Rabs a Jewish-Arab band of Georgetown students

bringing together vastly different students from around the U.S.
to dialogue and interaction with those they normally would not meet

Speakers * Dialogue experiences * Conflict Resolution workshops * Networking

This conference will be a jumping board for a nation-wide network for
peace-oriented students and others and to serve as an example for other communities.

We are hoping for widespread participation.
The more people come, the better the experience for everyone!

For more information:
Write to or phone Katie at 267-847-8532

Read about the first, 1993 conference at
More about origins of MEDLI (formerly Students for Middle East Peace) is at

MEDLI is a non-partisan organization that works to bring together people of diverse backgrounds and political opinions to engage them in dialogue and to promote tolerance, education, and understanding.

2.  University of Virginia   Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2005 Charlottesville, VA

2005 National Sustained Dialogue
 Campus Network Conference

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

April 9-10, 2005    Saturday, 9 am thru Sunday, 5 p.m.

Inviting motivated Students, Administrators, and Faculty
hundreds of you from dozens of schools across the continent
eager to learn more about initiating and improving Sustained Dialogue on your campuses


Successful Sustained Dialogue is a
5-stage model developed by Dr. Harold Saunders, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State. 
It improves and transforms relationships strained by
racial, ethnic, religious, cultural and other differences. 
Come study with the creator of Sustained Dialogue, Dr. Hal Saunders,
and Campus Coordinator, Priya Parker, along with
hundreds of students and administrators coast to coast who
implement SD on diverse university and high school campuses.


In 1999, two students at Princeton University applied Sustained Dialogue
on their campus to improve race relations:
Since then, SD on college campuses has taken off. 
Student leaders at Princeton helped students at
the University of Virginia to start their own SD program:
Now its on 10 campuses all over the country, including:
Dickinson College
Universitiy of Notre Dame:
University of Virginia (Jewish-Arab Sustained Dialogue)

Learn HOW to implement SD in your community 
See WHAT others are doing nationwide with SD
Get TOOLS to overcome racial, religious, socioeconomic, and Jewish-Arab tensions
NETWORK with diverse people and campuses


The International Institute for Sustained Dialogue is a non-profit organization.
The Sustained Dialogue Campus Network is a voluntary network.
We offer this weekend tuition free.
Donations from supportive individuals sustain this work and are appreciated.


By March 1, 2005 send E-mail to
Name Contact information Lodging needs

Several lodging options.  One is staying with a UVA student host. 


More information on travel, lodging, and conference details are at:


Priya Narayan Parker SDCN Program Director