Dr. John J. Green, associate professor of sociology and community development at Delta State University and his wife Eleanor visited Cambridge, Massachusetts February 14-18.
Green was invited to lecture to students in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program at the Harvard Law School on the evening of February 17. The title of his presentation was, “Windows to the World: A Primer for Thinking About and Doing Social Research.”
A mix of traditional lecture and open discussion, Green introduced students to frameworks and strategies for using research to inform conflict negotiation and mediation processes. The course he visited was led by Robert Bordone, Stephan Sonnenberg, and Matthew Smith.
The Green’s visit was organized through a partnership between the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, the Delta Directions Consortium, and the Delta State University Institute for Community-Based Research.
Emily Broad, a graduate of Harvard Law School and current Fellow with the Delta Directions Consortium living in Clarksdale is working to facilitate initiatives focused on the intersections between health and community economic development. Among other activities, her efforts include connecting students from Harvard and Delta State to work on real-world projects to improve quality of life in the region.