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

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.