Critical Conversations: Teaching Contested Narratives

Time and Venue: Feb 7th Wednesday, Room ES2132 Global Crossroads; Contact: Dan Griffith (

  • How do we address opposing viewpoints in the classroom?
  • How do we have meaning dialogue around disputed realities?
  • What strategies must we employ to be sensitive yet constructive?

 This critical conversation provides an opportunity to explore the complexities of recognizing personal histories and points of view in interactions in the classroom and the office. This conversation is in preparation for welcoming the distinguished peace education scholar and anthropologist Professor Zvi Bekerman from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to campus on April 19, 2018

Facilitators: Ian McIntosh, IUPUI Office of International Affairs, and Jeremy Price, IU School of Education.

The ILCE Office sponsors monthly Critical Conversations where participants can engage in a timely issue over the lunch hour.  These Critical Conversations provide informal collegial space to dialogue about issues of social justice, equity, and inclusion and are open to IUPUI faculty, staff, students and the Indianapolis community.