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Imho Bae to accept Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals

Bae-ImhoThe School of Social Work and the University of Minnesota will honor Dr. Imho Bae, Ph.D. '91, at a reception on April 11 in Peters Hall. Bae is a recipient of the University's 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals. This University-wide award honors alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their post-University careers.

Bae, who is dean of the College of Social Sciences at Soongsil University in South Korea, is an international scholar and a leader in the field of conflict resolution. In his acceptance speech, he will talk about the People-to-People Dialogue approach to peacemaking that he has used as he works for peace throughout the Korean peninsula.

Before the reception, Bae will participate in a panel discussion about "Peacebuilding Through Restorative Dialogue." The panel will be led by Professor Mark Umbreit, director of the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking. Umbreit will discuss his work with Israelis and Palestinians, and Twin Cities Native Americans and Somalis will discuss how they have used restorative dialogue to build peace after extensive conflict and violence. A question and answer session will follow the panel presentation.

The panel will be from 3-4:30 p.m. in Peters Hall, room 5, with the presentation and award reception to follow from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Peters Hall atrium. For more information, contact Professor Jeffrey Edleson.

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