Salisbury University

The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Center for
Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University, presented

The National Conference on Current Trends in Conflict Resolution in Higher Education

Martin’s Crosswinds
7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland

November 10-11, 2003

This conference brought together faculty, administrators and directors from universities around the United States to exchange ideas on current developments in graduate and university-wide conflict resolution programs, centers, clinical programs, and institutes.  As colleges and universities expand to incorporate conflict resolution academic and service programs, there is a need to learn first hand the essential elements of a successful program and how to adjust in the changing times.


                       


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November 10-11, 2003

Monday, November 10, 2003

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Marvin E. Johnson, J.D., M.S.
   Executive Director Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Laurel, MD

Brian Polkinghorn, Ph.D.
   Associate Professor and Executive Director Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Plenary

Dennis Sandole, Ph.D.
   Professor of Conflict Resolution and International Relations Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Concurrent Workshops I

“Applying Dispute Resolution Processes and Skills on Campus”

Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D.
   Professor of Sociology and Director, Dispute Resolution Program John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY, New York, NY

Roger Witherspoon, Ed.D.
   Vice President for Student Development Chairperson and Professor, Department of Counseling and Communication Skills John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY, New York, NY

“War and Peace, or Conflict and Its Transformation?
An Evolving Field of Study.”

Patrick G. Coy, Ph.D.,
   Associate Professor Center for Applied Conflict Management, Kent State University, Kent, OH

“Developing Effective Methods to Gather Student
Feedback of Graduate Conflict Resolution Programs”

Amy Rebecca Gay, Ph.D.,
   Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Concurrent Workshops II

“Using a University Ombuds Office as a Catalyst for a
Conflict Management System: Going from Reactive to Proactive”

Camilo Azcarate, J.D., LLM, MA
   Ombuds Officer, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Howard Gadlin, Ph.D.,
  Ombudsman and Director Center for Cooperative Resolution, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

“Bridging the Gap Between the University and
the Real World Through Conflict Resolution Services”

E. Franklin Dukes, Ph.D.
  Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Michele Ennis-Benn,
  Director of Community Mediation and Training Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Lorig Charkoudian, Ph.D.,
  Director of Training and Research Maryland Association of Community Mediation Centers

“A Dialogue on the Development of Graduate
Academic Programs in Conflict Resolution”

Daniel Druckman, Ph.D.,
   Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Chair of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University (GMU)

Dean Pruitt, Ph.D.,
   Visiting Scholar of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, GMU, Fairfax, VA

Dennis Sandole, Ph.D.,
   Professor of Conflict Resolution and International Relations Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, GMU

Louis Kriesberg, Ph.D.,
   Professor Emeritus, Sociology Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies Associate, Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Concurrent Workshops III

“The Interdisciplinary Nature of Graduate
Conflict Resolution Programs: A Lasting Strength”

Thomas Boudreau, Ph.D.,
   Visiting Professor of International Relations School of International Service, International Peace and Conflict Resolution American University (AU), Washington, DC

Abdul Karim Bangura, Ph.D.
   School of International Service, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, AU

Muhammed Abu-Nimer, Ph.D
   School of International Service, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, AU

“How to Make Conflict Intervention Practicum Experiences Work!
Closing the Loop Between Classroom Preparation and Practical Learning Experiences.”

Judith McKay, J.D., Ph.D.
   Director and Assistant Professor of Practicum and Community Resolution Services Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“Applying Your Conflict Resolution Skills in Higher Education Conflicts:
An Interactive Application of Case Studies”

Sandra I. Cheldelin, Ed.D.,
   Associate Professor, Conflict Analysis and Resolution Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Concurrent Session IV

“Providing Conflict Management within the Academy:
Current Resources, Challenges, and Strategies”

William Warters, Ph.D.,
   Director, Conflict Management in Higher Education Resources Center Assistant Professor (Research), College of Urban, Labor and Metro Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Lin Inlow,
   Director of Conflict Resolution Education and Training Consortium on Negotiation an Conflict Resolution (CNCR) Georgia State University's College of Law University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

“Exploring Models of Curriculum Delivery in
Various Conflict Resolution Programs”

Timothy Hedeen, Ph.D.
   Assistant Professor of Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Sean Byrne, Ph.D.
   Professor of Political Studies and Executive Director, Arthur Mauro Center for Peace and Justice Saint Paul’s College, University of Manitoba, Canada

Brian Polkinghorn, Ph.D.
   Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University

“Resolving Student Disciplinary Disputes Through Law School Clinical Mediation Programs: An Experiment with Practical Consequences”

Homer C. La Rue,
   Professor of Law and Director of the Howard University School of Law ADR Clinical Program Howard University, Washington, DC

Brenda Williams, Ph.D.
   Dean, Office of the Dean of Special Student Services, Howard University, Washington, DC

Concurrent Session V

“A Comprehensive Overview and Analysis of Graduate
Conflict Resolution Program Trends in the United States”

Brian Polkinghorn, Ph.D.
   Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University

Robert La Chance MA candidate
   Graduate Student International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA

“Current Developments in International Peace Studies
and Conflict Resolution Programs”

Chiharu Okajima, Doctoral Candidate
   Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Al B. Fuerters, Doctoral Candidate
   Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

“The Politics of Creating and Building a Conflict Studies Program:
Problems and Perspectives”

Jannie Botes, Assistant Professor
   Center for Negotiations and Conflict Management University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Linda M. Johnston, Assistant Professor
   Field Program Coordinator of the Applied Practice and Theory Program Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

 

 
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