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Dana Bash to Deliver Keynote at CPR Annual Meeting

New York, NY, December 17, 2020—The International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) is pleased to announce Dana Bash, CNN’s chief political correspondent, as the keynote speaker at its 2021 Annual Meeting, held virtually this year from January 27-29.

The theme of this year’s annual meeting is “Prevent! Resolution without Dispute.” The agenda features leaders in dispute prevention and resolution and will explore a wide range of approaches to defuse potential and developing conflicts in order to avoid legal disputes and further organizational purpose. CPR’s Annual Awards Program recognizing outstanding scholarship and practical achievement in the field will also take place. This year, the Annual Meeting Advisory Committee is co-chaired by Carlos Hernandez, CEO of Fluor Corporation, and Scott Partridge, General Counsel of Bayer US.

Bash’s career has covered conflict and disruption both in current events and politics over the past two decades, including coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the September 11 terrorist attacks, Congressional races, and every presidential election since George W. Bush. Bash regularly serves as a moderator for CNN's political town halls and moderated CNN’s first debate of the 2020 election cycle in Detroit, as well as the last Democratic Presidential Debate of the cycle. Bash also anchored special coverage of Election Night in America, which lasted several days until CNN was the first to project Joe Biden as the winner.

In 2019, Bash was the winner of the National Press Foundation's Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. She launched her own CNN series in 2017, Badass Women of Washington, which features powerful women from a wide range of backgrounds and generations.

For more information about CPR’s 2021 Annual Meeting, click here.