Resources for Students
The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, a leading center for the study of strategies for sustainable peace and the causes of violent conflict, invites applications for two appointments in Peace Studies, rank open. The Institute seeks a highly productive and visible scholar-teacher in the peace research field who will join a growing, productive and diverse faculty. This is a broadly defined search with the disciplinary field that would serve as the tenure department open.
1) The psychology of war and peace. The successful candidate would specialize in one or more of the following areas: the social psychological dynamics of war; post-traumatic stress; education for peace.
2) Social movements and social change. The successful candidate would be a social scientist who addresses topics such as globalization, organizational theory, and the causes and consequences of social movements and collective conflict.
3) Conflict, gender and peace studies. The successful candidate would have expertise in the differential effects of violent conflict on gender roles and identities; the influence of gender on peace processes and conceptions of sustainable peace; and anthropological, historical, sociological and/or theological approaches to gender, peace activism and social movements.
Full professor candidates must have a sustained record of excellence in research and teaching.
Associate and assistant professor candidates must show a level of excellence in research and teaching that would soon merit promotion. The candidate should also have a strong record of teaching and be eager to contribute courses to thriving undergraduate, and selective MA and PhD programs.
Notre Dame is an AA/EO employer. The University particularly seeks applications from minorities, women, Catholics, and those who are attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Consideration of applications will commence October 1, 2012. Applicants should send a CV and letter of interest, and have three letters of recommendation sent to the Kroc Institute Search Committee, 107 Hesburgh Center for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
The New York Peace Institute Mediation Program Internship
Title: Small Claims Diversion Mediation Program Intern
210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Program Description: The New York Peace Institute Mediation Program is an extensive community-based and court-annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program that operates at our main offices in lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn. The Mediation Program provides an extensive array of ADR services, inclusive of screening, intake, mediation, conciliation, facilitation, arbitration, and training. The Program handles issues such as harassment, family conflicts, property violations, noise and other quality of life crimes, parent-teen conflict, placement of children in special education, housing disputes and lemon law arbitration. The program serves over 11,000 New Yorkers and currently handles over 4,000 disputes each year.
- Updating client database
- Support the mediation staff, as necessary
a) Explaining mediation services
b) Listening to clients concerns
c) Mailing out notice of hearing and following up with cases scheduled
· To observe Mediations in Civil Court and in the Mediation Center setting.
· To partake in in-house Roundtable discussions with the mediators and mediation staff.
· To attend various other presentations and conferences.
Reports to: Kings County Courts Coordinator
Work Days Per Week: Minimum 10 hours/week
Length of assignment: Minimum 3 months
Compensation: Unpaid. Academic credit available.
To apply, please address resume and cover letter to:
Kings County Courts Coordinator
Brooklyn Mediation Center
The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD) is seeking candidates for the following positions:
Program Officer - National Defense University
IMTD has been teaching a graduate class on non-violent conflict resolution at the National Defense University for the past five years. Typically the students are Colonels or Brigadier Generals and some State Department personnel, along with military officers from other countries around the world. The classes are taught by leading professors and practitioner/theorists. The Program Officer plans the syllabus in consideration of the faculty and interfaces with the NDU staff and students.
Project Officers - Water
We need two project officers, one to work with Dr. Louise Diamond on the Rivers of Hope project regarding the Himalayan Glacier Melt and the systems impacted by that. The other would be working with water as a tool for conflict resolution in the Colorado River Basin of the United States. Both involve networking and planning. Both require someone who can work with a good deal of autonomy.
Neither position is paid, although Program Manager can be paid if they raise enough money to cover salary. Program Officers are required to commit to serve in that position for at least a year. Both positions offer the chance at planning and implementation experience hard to find elsewhere. They also represent tremendous networking opportunities.
To apply please send a resume or CV by e-mail to Karen Dickman, Executive Director:email@example.com.
The Fortune Society seeks a graduate student to assist in an evaluation project
The Fortune Society is a culturally diverse not-for-profit organization with a forty-year history of assisting formerly incarcerated men and women as they work to rebuild their lives. The Fortune Society opened Castle Gardens, a green, energy-efficient multi-use building with residential apartments and on-site supportive services and programs, in summer 2010. The building provides long-term housing for homeless people with histories of incarceration, as well as low-income individuals and families from the five boroughs, through its 114 affordable apartments.
In order to understand the impact this building will have on the lives residents, we initiated The Castle Gardens evaluation, a time-series analysis of all head-of-household adults using a multi-domain survey covering housing history, physical and mental health, healthcare use, substance use, criminal justice involvement, social services use, and social networks and support.
We are looking for a current graduate student (or students) to assist with the evaluation. The task for thesummer includes completion of time two data entry, developing frequency tables of new questions, bivariateand multivariate analysis of time two data, and matched-pairs analysis. Additionally, interested students maybe asked to assist with writing preliminary results of the research, and would have access to this data for theirown thesis or similar project. This work would take place over the course of the summer. Assignments would be most appropriate for a student who is interested in program evaluation and working with quantitative data.
The graduate student will be expected to work collaboratively with identified Fortune staff on the adherence of the proposed plan to the organization’s mission, values, and current work. Students with strong interest and/or experience in data analysis, evaluation studies, and working with individuals with low-income backgrounds and/or with histories of criminal justice involvement, homelessness, and substance abuse are encouraged to apply.
Interested students should contact Carrie Mills, Manager of Evaluation & Quality, at cmills (at) fortunesociety (dot) org, or via phone at (347) 510-3688 as soon as possible.
Two Conflict Resolution Quarterly Calls for Submissions: Indigenous/Local Conflict Management Practices and Workplace/Employment Dispute Resolution
Call: Workplace/Employment Dispute Resolution
Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. Articles may focus on any aspect of the conflict resolution process or context, but a primary focus is the behavior, role and impact of third parties in effectively handling conflict at all levels, from the interpersonal to the international. All theoretical and methodological orientations are welcome. Submission of scholarship with the following emphases is encouraged:
- Designing dispute management or prevention systems for workplaces.
- Evaluation methods for workplace ADR/Conflict Management.
- Best practices in conducting workplace ADR/Conflict Management.
- Training methods for ADR practitioners leading workplace interventions.
- Ethical dilemmas and/or ethical guidelines for practitioners engaged in workplace ADR/Conflict Management.
- An analysis of the growth in use of ADR in the workplace and outlook for the future of this practice area.
- Learning from failed processes: What lessons can be learned from efforts that did not meet the goals of their sponsors and participants?
- Other topics relevant to improving the theory and practice of conflict resolution within a workplace setting.
Submissions received by July 1st, 2012 will be considered for a Colloquy edition of CRQ focusing on Workplace issues.
Submissions received after this date will be considered for publication outside of this Colloquy.
For information on manuscript preparation go to: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1541-1508/homepage/ForAuthors.html
Call: Indigenous/Local Conflict Management Practices
Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. This Call for Papers is designed to solicit contributions which highlight the unique processes, methodologies, worldviews, or applications of conflict resolution or alternative dispute resolution processes used either outside of North America and/or Western societies. Alternatively, applications from within Western societies may be considered so long as they present an innovative approach to thinking about or conducting dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on the fit between local cultures and process design. Articles may focus on any aspect of the conflict resolution process or context, but a primary focus is the behavior, role and impact of third parties in effectively handling conflict at all levels, from the interpersonal to the international. All theoretical and methodological orientations are welcome. Submission of scholarship with the following emphases is encouraged:
- Comparative analysis of dispute resolution processes between Western and non-Western settings.
- Analysis of traditional or indigenous conflict resolution techniques and how those techniques may inform both local and external audiences seeking to improve disputing systems.
- Discussions or analysis of the interplay between culture, institutions, and dispute resolution.
- Implications for trainers seeking to work in diverse cultural environments.
- Case studies of dispute resolution efforts in non-Western settings, with lessons learned for future efforts.
- Evaluation studies or techniques for indigenous conflict resolution systems.
A defining focus of the journal is the relationship between theory, research and practice. All regular articles should specifically address the implications for both theory and practice, summarize the findings of previous research on the chosen research questions, include a 100 word abstract, and have approximately 7500 words. Shorter articles of approximately 3,500 words are also accepted as a “research note” or “practice note”. These articles include information designed specifically for researchers or practitioners, while also reflecting knowledge of the current state of knowledge in the relevant subject-matter. CRQ uses a double-blind peer review process to assure fair and equal access to all authors.
Submissions received by June 1, 2012 will be considered for a Colloquy edition of CRQ focusing on Indigenous and Local Approaches to Conflict Resolution. Submissions received after this date will be considered for publication outside of this Colloquy. For information on manuscript requirements go to: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1541-1508/homepage/ForAuthors.html
All submissions are to be made electronically via this website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/crq
Susan S. Raines, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, CRQ
Professor, Director MS in Conflict Management Program
Kennesaw State University
The James S. McDonnell Foundation is continuing its Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Complex Systems Research funding initiative in 2012 and invites applicants.
The Postdoctoral Fellowships in Complex Systems research are intended to provide students in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. degree additional leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research (as defined on the JSMF website www.jsmf.org/programs/cs).
- Applicants should not currently have a Ph.D. and should not receive a Ph.D. on or before June 15, 2012.
- Ph.D. student applicants should have theoretical and/or experimental training in Complex Systems Science.
- Applicants should expect to complete coursework and dissertation sometime in 2013.
- Ph.D. students that have already identified a postdoctoral position and postdoctoral research mentor should not apply. Support for such positions is readily available through traditional funding mechanisms.
- JSMF Fellowships can be only be used to support postdoctoral training at a qualified institution with 501(c)(3) status or foreign equivalent that is already on file with the foundation.
JSMF intends the fellowship program to help students seek potential postdoctoral training based on their scientific interests and the opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills. More information on this funding opportunity can be obtained here.
The UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution invites students to get involved in “Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas,” their conference scheduled for October 19-20, 2012.
Since 1996 the UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution have hosted a biennial conference specifically for graduate students studying conflict in a wide range of disciplines. “Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas” is a unique event that provides a forum for graduate students to present their work, receive feedback from, and network with scholars, practitioners, and peers. Previous conferences have each attracted over 150 participants from universities across the US and around the world. See the conference page for programs and papers from prior conferences, and the flyer for more information.
There are a number of ways that you can get involved:
- Submit papers and/or attend the conference. This is a great opportunity for students to get presentation experience and network with others with similar interests. And it’s a great time of year to visit Boston!
- Organize a Panel. Is there a topic that you are currently working on? You can organize a group of 3-5 students to present papers that explore aspects of that topic.
- Host an event during the conference. Has your program developed an interesting approach that you’d like to showcase? Is there a skill-building exercise or case study you’d like to share? Or maybe a group of students have a great improv troupe or blues band.
Contact Eben Weizman, Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-287-7238
or Roni Lipton, Graduate Program Director at email@example.com or 617-287-7415
A Call for Papers will be sent out in the middle of March, with a response deadline at the end of April.
Post-doctoral Fellowship and Two Ph.D. Research Fellowships
A four-year post-doctoral fellowship and two four-year pre-doctoral fellowships will be offered within the Project “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty,” sponsored by the European Research Council (ERC) and conducted at the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Dr. Maria Koinova. These positions start 12 September 2012. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Assistant, Associate Professorships Open
Nova Southeastern University's Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Florida invites applicants for 2 open professor positions (the Assistant or Associate level). View the description and start the electronic application process here.
The 2012 Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliationwill be held from June 16 - July 14 at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Bologna Center. In addition to intensive training on international mediation, negotiation, and facilitation and transferable SAIS academic credit (M.A.), students at the Bologna Symposium will learn the nuts and bolts of strategic nonviolent action, trauma healing and reconciliation, peacebuilding through social entrepreneurship, gender and conflict, program planning and design, etc. from the field’s leading academics and practitioners. Learn more by visiting http://ipsinstitute.org/bologna2012/. IPSI’s Selection Committee will make acceptances on a rolling basis; the Early Decision deadline for applications is February 13, 2012.
The inaugural 2012 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justicewill be held from July 21 - August 18 at the Clingendael Institute of International Relations and in cooperation with Leiden University's Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, offering optional LLM credit. The course work includes modules on restorative and retributive justice, security and development as they relate to rule of law, as well as intensive case studies on the serious practical and moral dilemmas facing the field of transitional justice. Through formal lectures, site visits to International Tribunals and Courts, and interactive simulations and workshops, participants will gain a broad understanding of this emerging field, including concepts, controversies, and institutions, as well as critically examine the historical and contemporary uses of different justice interventions through direct interactions with the actual decision makers. Learn more by visiting http://ipsinstitute.org/the-hague-2012/. IPSI’s Selection Committee will make acceptances on a rolling basis; the Early Decision deadline for applications is February 13, 2012.
Centers and Programs of Interest at Teachers College
The Education Leadership Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University are designed to serve four types of graduate offerings: Klingenstein Private School Leadership Program (masters degree), Summer Principals Academy (masters degree), and Urban Education Leaders Program (Ed.D. degree).
In recognition of the unprecedented dimensions of issues of security, war and peace, human rights and global justice, and sustainable development in a world of violent conflict, the program in International Educational Development (Department of International and Transcultural Studies) offers a degree concentration in Peace Education. Peace Education is primarily concerned with addressing direct, structural & cultural violence through the transformation of pedagogy, curriculum, and policy related to education in both formal and non-formal contexts. Through the concentration, students are provided with a conceptual understanding of issues related to peace and human rights, as well as practical skills in curriculum development.
The Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College Columbia University in partnership with the Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College, is proud to announce its AmeriCorps Fellows Program for the 2009-2010 academic year. The award will assist IUME in implementing its E.W. Gordon Supplementary Education Initiative, which seeks to support community-based organizations build capacity to develop and implement out of school time learning opportunities for children, youth and families, as well as provide graduate students with an opportunity to share their expertise with community organizations in the Harlem area.
Link to Faculty Pockets (at TC library Pocket Knowledge)
All of Peter T. Coleman's publications here (Columbia University students only)
Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Links to "Must Have" Conflict Resolution Books
Among the unwelcome legacies of the past century are a group of conflicts, both intrastate and interstate, that seem destined never to end. From Kashmir to Nagorno-Karabakh, Colombia to Sudan, the Korean Peninsula to the Middle East, these deeply entrenched, intermittently violent conflicts have so far resisted all outside efforts to resolve them.What lessons aside from the apparent futility of mediation can such dismal situations possibly offer? As the distinguished contributors to "Grasping the Nettle" make plain, this is not a rhetorical question. Unyielding conflicts offer numerous insights not only about the sources of intractability but also about such facets of mediation and conflict management as how to gain leverage, when to engage and disengage, how to balance competing goals, and who to enlist to play supporting roles.The first part of this eye-opening volume identifies and analyzes the defining characteristics and underlying dynamics of intractable conflicts. The second part turns the spotlight on no fewer than eight current cases, in each instance chronicling the conflict's evolution, evaluating the internal and external factors that have conspired to prevent a settlement, and assessing whether past peacemaking initiatives have in fact only aggravated the conflict. The conclusion makes the point that even intractable conflicts eventually end and highlights the strategic approaches and tactical steps that have yielded success in the past for mediators and conflict managers from governments, international organizations, and NGOs.
The Handbook of Conflict Resolution, Second Edition
This text is written for both the seasoned professional and the student who wants to deepen their understanding of the processes involved in conflicts and their knowledge of how to manage them constructively. It provides the theoretical underpinnings that throw light on the fundamental social psychological processes involved in understanding and managing conflicts at all levels-'"interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, and international. The Handbook covers a broad range of topics including information on cooperation and competition, justice, trust development and repair, resolving intractable conflict, and working with culture and conflict. Comprehensive in scope, this new edition includes chapters that deal with language, emotion, gender, and personal implicit theories as they relate to conflict.
The Mediation Process
Moore, a founding partner in a mediation and conflict management firm, surveys the mediation process as it has been applied in a variety of areas, types of disputes, and cultures. He outlines how mediation fits into the larger field of dispute resolution, then presents a stage-by- stage sequence of activities that can be used by mediators to assist disputants in reaching agreement. This third edition encompasses developments in commercial, interpersonal, and public disputes areas.
Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century
Peace, Conflict, and Violence: PPeace, Conflict, and Violence brings together the key concepts, themes, theories, and practices that are defining peace psychology as we begin the 21st century. This comprehensive book is rooted in psychology, but includes a wide range of interpersonal, community, national and international contexts, multiple levels of analysis from micro to macro, and multi-disciplinary perspectives. It reflects the breadth of the field and captures the main intellectual currents in peace psychology. Presents 4 main currents: violence, social inequalities, peacemaking, and the pursuit of social justice. Contains a wide range of topics, including ethnic conflict, family violence, hate crimes, militarism, conflict management, social justice, nonviolent approaches to peace, and peace education. Ideal for readers interested in peace education, international studies, psychology, political science, anthropology, and sociology.
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