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Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution

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What is Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution? top

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.



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Possible Job Titles -top

Typical Places of Employment -top

  • Government sectors-federal/state/local
  • Religious Institutions
  • Education-Public/Proive/Post Secondary
  • The World Bank
  • The International Development Bank
  • USAID
  • The Red Cross
  • Labor
  • The United Nations and affiliated organizations
  • Media
  • Business
  • 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- top

  • Mediation
  • Traditional and Expedited Arbitration
  • Mini-Trials
  • Partnering
  • Fact-Finding
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Resolve conflicts between 2 individuals, in the case of divorce
  • Problem solving
  • Training
  • Peer mediation
  • Assist in resolving conflicts amongst groups

Alumni Resources - top

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

ALUMNI NAME GRADUATION DATE CURRENT JOB ORGANIZATION
Robert La Chance 2001 Director and Academic Program Coordinator Center for Conflict Resolution
Meaghen Long 2004 School Counselor St. Mary's County Public Schools
Michael Wessel 2007 ESL Teacher Lizen High School

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Graduate Programs-Conflict/Dispute Resolution & Peace Studies

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