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Tritons Belong: Events

UC San Diego will offer a series of events to help us better understand the current crisis, and increase our compassion within our Triton community. Below are the event topics, and as each event occurs, additional information will be added providing further information about registration and other relevant details.

After the events, a link to the recording will be available a few days following the event as approved by the facilitator.

We invite you to learn more about the issues and topics addressed through this initiative.

A Message from Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Online Educational Event: Dialoguing Across Differences in Times of Conflict

An online educational event facilitated by the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC).

How do we have difficult, yet respectful and even productive, conversations with people who hold different views than ours, especially when discussing topics of great importance? Join conflict resolution experts from the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC). Saima Nasim and Dr. Bob Berk will share techniques and concepts for navigating differences constructively, preparing you to manage situations of conflict with confidence, both now and in the future. Discover the art of effective, respectful dialogue that fosters mutual understanding and empathy, even amidst conflict. Enhance your skills to build belonging through more inclusive communities.

Saima Nasim, Trainer, NCRC

Dr. Bob Berk, Trainer, NCRC

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Event Recording

In-Person Training Opportunities

In-person trainings are now available, please register below to participate. Registration is limited to 30 people per session. If you are unable to register, please email us at to be added to the waiting list.

For Students

For Staff and Faculty

Online Educational Event: Free Speech in Times of Conflict

An online educational event facilitated by Emerson Sykes, a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University (NYU), who will share his expertise around free speech, as protected by the First Amendment, within the context of higher education during times of conflict.

Emerson Sykes, J.D.
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


Event Recording


Online Educational Event: Islamophobia - Addressing the Current Moment

An online educational event facilitated by Maha Elgenaidi, Founder & Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group (ING).

Maha Elgenaidi


Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Session will be recorded and posted here in the days following the event.


Online Educational Event: Antisemitism - Addressing the Current Moment

An online educational event facilitated by Vlad Khaykin, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director of Programs on Antisemitism.

Vlad Khaykin


Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Session will be recorded and posted here in the days following the event.


 ADL Resources:

  • The Anti-Defamation League has created an online self-paced Antisemitism on College Campus Module for students. You may find the module here.
  • For faculty and staff, the Anti-Defamation League has created an online self-paced module called "Antisemitism 101 in the Workplace." You may find the module here.

Online Educational Event: U.S. Department of Education, Department of Justice: Office of Civil Rights on Title VI

More information coming soon.

Peacemaking in Higher Education

Peacemaking holds its roots in Indigenous frameworks of conflict resolution that are designed to address harm and restore balance within the community. It is a practice grounded in place-based core values that include:

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Humility
  • Sharing
  • Inclusivity
  • Empathy
  • Courage
  • Forgiveness
  • Love
Together these values bring impacted community members together to work through challenging conversations and issues toward a place of intentional listening, equity of voices, mutual understanding, and healing. Participants will be encouraged to listen and speak from their hearts. Peacemaking is not hierarchical, solutions-based, or fact-finding. Instead, it creates shared pathways of knowledge and practice that enable communities to co-exist, recognizing that we are all interconnected.  All participation is consensual.

Peacemaking has proven instrumental in effecting substantive change in colleges and universities whose community members experience harm and conflict, and thus holds the promise of a cultural shift in the ways we interact with each other. 

More information and registration link coming soon.