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What Can You do With a Graduate Degree in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution?

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When people or organizations cannot resolve a dispute on their own, they can call on an arbitrator or mediator trained in conflict resolution to help work through the situation and come to an agreement.  Disputes can range from union contact negotiations, financial transactions, child custody cases, divorce settlements and other legal matters.

Conflict resolution uses dialogue to get people talking, bring out the facts, consider options and arrive at a mutually beneficial solution.  Successful conflict resolution can help avoid costly lawsuits by settling disputes out of the courts.

Job Titles:  top

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  • Teachers
  • Health care workers
  • Police officers
  • Community activists
  • Community educators
  • Mediators
  • Family law facilitator
  • Custody mediator
  • Foreclosure mediation coordinator
  • Family court mediator
  • Coordinator of dispute resolution programs
  • Intellectual property mediator
  • Health care mediator
  • Financial services conciliator
  • Ombudsman
  • Fact finder
  • Civil Service Fast Stream Administrator
  • European Union Administrator/Policy Officer
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Development Worker
  • University Lecturer
  • Court arbitrator
  • Environmental mediator
  • Intercultural conflict mediator
  • Public policy facilitator
  • International geopolitical dispute mediator
  • Peer meditation teacher
  • Shared neutrals program member
  • Facilitator
  • School violence mediator
  • Sports mediator
  • Media mediator

Places of Employment:  top

  • Conflict resolution consulting firms
  • International relief and developmental organizations
  • Community centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Court systems
  • Religious groups
  • Government agencies
  • Labor unions
  • Businesses
  • The World Bank
  • The International Development Bank
  • The Red Cross
  • The United Nations and affiliated organizations
  • Law firms
  • Insurance and finance
  • Civic and religious organizations
  • State and local governments
  • Social assistance and healthcare
  • Community advocacy
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Federal and state agencies
  • Other organizations involved in public policy
  • NGOs that work in the areas of development, capacity building, and post-war reconstruction
  • Development and humanitarian organizations
  • International businesses, law firms and financial institutions

Related Links:  top

Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Association for Conflict Resolution

Association for Conflict Resolution
12100 Sunset Hills Rd., Suite #130
Reston, VA 20190

National Associations:

Center for Conflict Resolution
11 East Adams, Ste 500
Chicago, IL 60603

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
2100 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20427

Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy
1901 North fort Myer Dr, Ste 405
Arlington, VA 22209

Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th St NW #600 
Washington, DC 20006

Institute for World Affairs
1928 Beulah Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Meridian Institute
Washington DC Office
1920 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

National Association for Community Mediation
1959 South Power Road, STE 103-279
Mesa, AZ 85206

National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation
114 W. Springville Road
Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Seeds of Peace
183 Powhatan Rd.
Otisfield, ME 04270

Policy Consensus Initiative
Portland State University
720 Urban Center
506 SW Mill Street
P.O. Box 1762
Portland, OR 97207

International Associations & Organizations

Alliance for International Conflict Resolution
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 200,
Washington, DC, 20036 

Alliance for Peacebuilding
1726 M Street, NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20036

Beyond Intractability
Online Resource

Building Bridges for Peace
P.O. Box 101958
Denver, CO 80250

CAIN Project, Aberfoyle House
University of Ulster at Magee
Northland Rd, Derry, Northern Ireland B748 7JA

Center for War/Peace Studies
330 East 38th St, Suite 19Q
New York, NY 10016

Glencree Reconciliation Centre
Enniskery, County Wicklow
Northern Ireland

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