Karl Slaikeu’s model for physiological first aid has been translated into 32 languages for use by the American Red Cross to help earthquake and tsunami survivors in Central America and Asia.
The internationally recognized psychologist, mediator and author of five books and numerous professional articles is slated to be one of the featured presenters at Ottawa University’s 2013 Adventures in Faith next week, according to a university news release.
Adventures in Faith, started in the 1970s by Dr. Roger Fredrikson, is an annual event that brings a team of alumni who are established in their vocational or volunteer fields and united by a strong faith commitment to spend three days on campus in Ottawa, according to the university’s website. The presenters make in-class, group and chapel presentations on blending vocation with avocation, university officials said.
The 2013 installment of Adventures in Faith will focus on the “rigors of making a lasting difference in the world through five individual exploration tracks: Education, Business, Arts and Sciences, Athletics and Faith,” the news release said.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear tales of trial and joy from lifelong educators as well as take part in disaster relief awareness with the chance to assist in national and international efforts, the release said.
Slaikeu is scheduled to present a lecture titled “Beyond Civility: Justice and Peacemaking at Work,” 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Fredrikson Chapel on the OU campus, 1001 S. Cedar St., Ottawa.
In 2009-2010, Slaikeu served as a social scientist with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, where he interviewed villagers and helped coalition forces adjust stability operations to address the needs of the local population, according to the OU news release.
All events are open to the public. Go to www.ottawa.edu/adventuresinfaith for more details and to register.