5th Annual International Conference - Engaging The Other: Power of Compassion

This multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary conference addresses fear-based belief systems, negative stereotypes, polarization, enemy images, scapegoating, and artificial barriers of distrust that divide us.

  • Venue: Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
  • Date: November 19-21, 2010

This three-day, multidisciplinary program intends to focus on issues related to concepts and experiences of The Other, including dynamics of identity, fear-based belief systems, negative stereotypes, prejudice, alienation, polarization, scapegoating, and forming enemy images that promote adversarial perceptions of the “The Other.”

It will feature over 55 presenters and facilitators, with opening keynote by Huston Smith, Ph.D.

The conference is being co-sponsored by the Common Bond Institute (CBI), the International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA), and Sonoma State University Psychology Dept. (SSU).