Calvin Room. Free. Two experts in global mediation and conflict resolution, Antti Pentikainen and Aaro Rytkönen, offer techniques for defusing tension in all kinds of conversation, including politics across party lines. Participants will learn strategies for creating safe spaces, speaking and listening with generosity, and respectfully agreeing to disagree. The goal is to foster healthier conversations at home and in the public square. Aaro Rytkönen is Executive Director of Al Amana Centre, an interfaith dialogue centre in Oman, building peace between Muslims and Christians. Antti Pentikainen is Executive Director of the Secretariat and Convener of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers – and Special Envoy for the Prime Minister of Finland for the Migration Crisis.