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Stats + Stories: Understanding Conflict Resolution

Dr. Sara Cobb has a Ph.D. in Communication (UMASS Amherst) and is the Drucie French Cumbie Chair at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University, where she was, from 2001-2009, the dean/director.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Narratives can guide us through a confusing and often contradictory world, helping us make sense of everything - from politics, to family, to statistics. They can also help us make sense of, and move forward from, conflict and trauma. That's the focus of this episode of stats and stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, Media, Journalism, and Films, and guest Sara Cobb. Cobb is the Drucie French Cumbie Professor at the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution or S-CAR at George Mason University. She's also Director of the Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution at George Mason. Her research focuses on the relationship between narrative and violent conflict, but she not only studies narrative, she's also a practitioner who uses stories to help resolve conflicts, whether they are international, domestic or familial in nature. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.  

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