**The event was held from April 12th - 14th**
If you have ever experienced an unresolved inter-group conflict that you would like to explore or if ethnic/ religious/terretorial 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 please consider participating in the Spring 2013 Syracuse University Orange Dialogue for Peace program. Participants work together in the context of fun, outdoor and indoor teambuilding, and engage in student driven dialogue about the needs, concerns, fears and hopes of their present day lives, nations and societies. Establish mutual understanding and trust, and help to lead the world to move toward sustainable world peace and friendship.
Syracuse University undergraduates and Fulbright Scholars from SUNY Binghamton and Syracuse University came together for a week-end 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 for International Services and president of the Central New York Fulbright Association, the program featured high and low out 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 and 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 week-end was the Afghan stew and complete dinner prepared by all of the students on Friday night which the enjoyed together with the facilitators. The next program is October 4-6, 2013 at Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks.