International Education hosts Sept. 28 dinner discussion on ‘Building Consensus in Brazil’ St. Thomas Newsroom September 22, 2009 To kick off International Education Week, International Education will host an international dinner discussion led by Mariana Hernández-Crespo, a member of St. Thomas’ law faculty, and founder and executive director of the School of Law’s International Alternative Dispute Resolution Research Network. Mariana Hernández-Crespo All faculty and staff are invited to her talk, “Building Consensus in Brazil: An Experience of Participatory Decision Making.” Hernández-Crespo will talk about her experiences working with Brazilian mediators and representatives of different sectors of Brazilian society in a consensus-building project aimed at improving participatory democratic decision-making processes. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in the Rogge Room, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres, followed by the presentation, dinner and discussion. Participation is limited to 20. To register, e-mail Mary Hernandez no later than Thursday, Sept. 24.