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Gabrielle Mason

Gabrielle Mason
Mentor:  Dr. Sara Moslener

Assessing Intergroup Dialogue on College Campuses
In a world of conflict and endless opinions, the necessity of dialogue across difference college campuses has become a popular method of education. Intergroup Dialogue is a more recent branch offered on college campuses of communication that leads to understanding and conflict management. There are many benefits of intergroup dialogue, not to be mistaken for dialogue, discussion, or debate. Some of these benefits include the development of identity, social identity and status. This leads to increased awareness of various narratives in society, increased understanding of peers, and most importantly, it teaches participants how to effectively manage conflict within in any field of study, in the professional workplace or personal life. This is important for students to be able to communicate across difference and various identities, whether that be citizenship, religion, race, or political views.