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Ultimate Peace: Using the Sport of Ultimate Frisbee to Unite Communities Divided by Conflict

Ultimate Peace: Using the Sport of Ultimate Frisbee to Unite Communities Divided by Conflict with Dr. David Barkan, PhD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ultimate Peace

David has worked with youth in the USA and Israel as a teacher, counselor, therapist, and program administrator. He has served as a group facilitator and consultant to organizations dedicated to social change, holds a Ph.D. in Clinical/Organizational Psychology, and consults to schools, non-profit organizations and community collaborations across the USA and around the world.

Barkin has led many Ultimate teams over the course of his thirty-year career to compete at the highest national and international levels of the sport. He has coached youth Ultimate for over 30 years on 4 continents, won a world championship as a player in 1995, and was inducted into the USA Ultimate Hall of Fame in 2010.

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