Orange Dialogue for Peace

If you have ever experienced an unresolved inter-group conflict that you would like to explore or if ethnic/religious/territorial conflict is or was a part of your life, or if you are simply interested in fun interaction with an inclusive group of students and being part of a unique story-telling experience, then you should consider participating in the Syracuse University Orange Dialogue for Peace program.

What is Orange Dialogue for Peace?

  • A free program, funded by the Fulbright Association, CNY Chapter, and the Slutzker Center, Division of Student Affairs and the Graduate Student Organization at Syracuse University.
  • Participants work together in the context of fun, outdoor challenges and teambuilding activities, and engage in student driven dialogue about the needs, concerns, fears and hopes of their present day lives, nations and societies.
  • The goal is to establish mutual understanding and trust, and help to lead the world to move toward sustainable world peace and friendship.

Fall 2013 Orange Dialogue Trip

We will depart from the Slutzker Center at 2:00pm on Friday September 13 and return on Sunday September 15 by 4:00pm

The program will include:  

  • Round Trip Travel to Adams Eden Camp in Lafayette, New York
  • Indoor/Outdoor Teambuilding/High and Low Ropes/Hiking                                                 
  • Narrative Mediation Dialogue Sessions
  • Moonlight Hike
  • Lodging/Meals

How Do I Apply?

E-mail the following information to Elane Granger elcarras@syr.edu by August 31, 2013

Subject Line: Orange Dialogue for Peace Application

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Department / School / UG or Grad             
  3. Country of Citizenship
  4. SUID / Telephone / Email
  5. Fulbright Affiliation: Yes____  No____
  6. Tell us briefly why you would like to participate in this program

**Early applicants will be given priority**

You will be notified of acceptance by e-mail.

Spring 2013 Orange Dialogue Trip

Last spring, Syracuse University undergraduates and Fulbright Scholars from SUNY Binghamton came together for a weekend of fun and intercultural dialogue.  Participants were from China, Hong Kong, Tibet, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, USA, Rwanda, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey and Sri Lanka.  Led by Elane Granger of the Slutzker Center, president of the Central New York Fulbright Association, the program featured high and low outdoor education ropes courses, moonlight hiking and a bonfire as well as circle discussions that focused on the tensions between China and Tibet, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Middle East conflict and racism  in the United States.  Peter Gerlach, doctoral candidate in International Education at the Syracuse University School of Education, co-facilitated the discussions with Dr. Granger.  Team Adventure led the outdoor education segments and contributed the group photo below.  The program was held from April 12 to 14 at the Adams Eden Camp in Lafayette, New York.   The highlight of the weekend was the Afghan stew and complete dinner prepared by all of the students on Friday night which they enjoyed together with the facilitators.

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