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As part of “Project Reconciliation — Ghana 2008,” college students from Ghana stayed at WestConn for one week to learn skills that will enable them to be trained arbitrators in the villages of their West African country that most need help.

The 20 students from the Catholic University of Ghana traveled from Danbury to New York City daily, to attend seminars at St. John’s University School of Law, the New York Judicial Institute and Fordham University School of Law. They also spent one day at WestConn with Dr. Averell Manes, a professor of social sciences, learning non-legal aspects of resolving conflicts, including problem solving and listening.