What is Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution?
The mission of the Center for Conflict Resolution is to foster peace building through the teaching and training of both conflict analysis techniques and conflict process skills. This requires the careful study of conflict process dynamics, introspection and practice all of which prepares an individual to effectively promote and foster nonviolent, collaborative and peaceful ways to resolve conflicts.
The study of conflict is relevant to any student planning any career and any course of action. Conflict underlies all areas of life. We experience different forms of conflict, good and bad, in everything we do. We are always negotiating meaningful and satisfying patterns of action.
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
Required Skills and Abilities-
Traditional and Expedited Arbitration
Early Neutral Evaluation
Resolve conflicts between 2 individuals, in the case of divorce
Assist in resolving conflicts amongst groups
Alumni Resources -
(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)
Robert La Chance
Director and Academic Program Coordinator
Center for Conflict Resolution
St. Mary's County Public Schools
Lizen High School
Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field-
The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT), Inc. is dedicated to building peace through innovative education, training, research and practice worldwide. ACT works with educators, youth, community and religious leaders, non-governmental organizations, and governmental agencies to transform social conflicts into opportunities for peaceful and positive change.
(The) Association for Conflict Resolution-A professional organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution. The biggest professional organization in the field
The Carter Center - is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
The Centre for Conflict Resolution International (CCR International) has established an international reputation for assisting organizations in preventing and resolving workplace conflicts through processes that respect the dignity and privacy of all parties.
COEXISTENCE INTERNATIONAL is an initiative committed to strengthening the field of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, organizations and networks promoting coexistence at local, national and international levels.
Community Relations Center-The Department of Justice's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin.
CRInfo: A Comprehensive Gateway to Conflict Resolution Resources
Initiative on Conflict Resolution-INCORE (International Conflict Research) was set up in 1993 by the University of Ulster and the United Nations University to undertake research and policy work that is useful to the resolution of ethnic, political and religious conflicts.
Peace and Collaborative Development Networking Initiative. This is a free professional networking site (with over 1670 members from around the world) to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields.
(The) Prejudice Institute-Assist at all levels in on-going projects and/or in the initiation of new projects. The research is basically social psychological or sociological in orientation and applied in perspective. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about research design, interviewing and questionnaire construction as well as data analysis. We also do archival research and content analyses and maintain extensive files on ethno violence and discrimination.
Dallas Baptist University - Graduate College of Org. Management. MA program in organizational management offers concentrations in general management, human resource management, and conflict resolution management.
EMU (Eastern Mennonite University)-Conflict Transformation Program
Fresno Pacific University-The Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies offers graduate education in conflict management and peacemaking leading to the MA or graduate certificate.
Maxwell School of Syracuse University, The Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC) is an interdisciplinary center within the Maxwell School dedicated to enhancing knowledge about social conflicts
Portland State University-in Portland, OR. The Master of Arts/Sciences Degree Program in Conflict Resolution is a theoretical and applied philosophy, as well as an interdisciplinary, professional program.
University of San Diego-Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Learn about this institution that offers programs that advance scholarship and practice in conflict resolution and human rights. Check out the career guide and internships.