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SALISBURY, Md - Salisbury University hosted a panel discussion on conflict resolution and organizational development today.

Hosted by the Graduate Program of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution, the panel's goal is to shed light on causes and solutions to conflicts in organizations, whether it be in the workplace or not.

Liberata Mulamula, ambassador of Tanzania to the United States, was one of the key speakers at this event.

"It's important. Conflict is not destruction or violence. It's how you manage it. Everything is not resolved through conflict, but how you manage it. At the end of the day, you find a way out. It's a middle ground, but it's not exactly on the middle. It is about life. We are human beings, we are always in conflict. But in this that's how you see prosperity," says Mulamula.

The discussion was organized by Salisbury University professor Jacques Koko, who teaches Conflict Resolution and Organizational Development.

"Violence is natural. Our nature is violent. But thing is, society and education allow us to domesticate violence. Let's say I go ahead and slap you, you will be inclined to slap me back! That's human nature. If you are informed about conflict resolution, you might be like 'ok instead of slapping Jacques, I should find another way. Finding out what happen. Why does he do this' and then from here find out how to help him to be better and teaching him the skills needed to deal with violence. That's what we do in my classes. We teach students to transcend violence and to embrace skills for conflict resolution," says Koko.

This is the 2nd annual panel discussion organized by Koko. The first being the presidential debate last year.

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