School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

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The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR)
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Type Public University
Established March 1981
Academic affiliation
George Mason University
Dean Kevin Avruch[1]
Undergraduates 208
Postgraduates 201[2]
Location Arlington, VA, USA
Fairfax, VA, USA
Lorton, VA, USA
Website S-CAR Website

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) is a division of George Mason University based near Washington, D.C., United States with locations in Arlington, Fairfax, and Lorton, Virginia.

History[edit]

S-CAR was founded in 1981 as the Center for Conflict Analysis, later named the Center for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CCAR) and began offering a master's degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in 1983. In 1988 it became the first academic institution to grant PhD's in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and rose to the status of Institute, becoming ICAR in 1989.[3] In 2010, after a decade of growth and development, including the introduction of the undergraduate program and graduate certificate programs, it became the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR).[4]

Academic programs[5][edit]

  • PhD - Doctorate of Philosophy
  • MS - Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • BA/BS - Bachelor of Arts or Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Graduate Certificates in Conflict Analysis and Resolution[6]
    • Conflict Analysis and Resolution Advanced Skills
    • Conflict Analysis and Resolution Collaborative Leadership in Community Planning
    • Conflict Analysis and Resolution for Prevention, Reconstruction and Stabilization
    • World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
  • Dual master's degree with the University of Malta - Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security[7]
  • Dual Degree - Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Master of Social Work[8]
  • Peace Corps Master's International[9]

Research and practice centers[edit]

Programs and projects[edit]

  • Program on History and Memory
  • Program on Ethics and Conflict Resolution
  • The Political Economy of Civil War and Peacebuilding
  • Undergraduate Experiential Learning Program[13]
  • Insight Conflict Resolution Program[14]
  • Parents of the Field Project[15]
  • Dialogue and Difference
  • Love and Forgiveness in Governance[16][17][18]
  • Zones of Peace Survey[19]
  • Genocide Prevention Program[20]
  • Genocide Watch[21]
  • Sudan Task Group

Notable alumni[edit]

Current faculty[edit]

  • Kevin Avruch - Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution and Professor of Anthropology and Dean of S-CAR
  • Sandra Cheldelin - Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution
  • Sara Cobb - Drucie French Cumbie Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Leslie Dwyer
  • Thomas Flores
  • Marc Gopin - James H. Laue Professor of World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
  • Susan Hirsch - Professor of Conflict Resolution and Anthropology
  • Howon Jeong
  • Karina Korostelina
  • Terrence Lyons
  • Christopher Mitchell - Professor Emeritus of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Agnieszka Paczynska
  • Dan Rothbart
  • Arthur Romano
  • Richard E. Rubenstein - University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs
  • Dennis Sandole - Professor of Conflict Resolution and International Relations
  • Solon Simmons
  • Julie Shedd

Past faculty[edit]

  • Henry C. Barringer – U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Ret)[22][23]
  • Andrea Bartoli – Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University
  • Ben Broom
  • John Burton – Former head of the Australian Foreign Office and founder of the Conflict Resolution Program at the University of London[24]
  • Mary E. Clark – former Drucie French Cumbie Chair in Conflict Resolution at George Mason University
  • Kevin P. Clements – Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Dan Druckman[citation needed]
  • Joe Gittler[citation needed]
  • James H. Laue (1937–1993) – former Professor of Conflict Resolution and served on the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Relations Service (CRS)[25]
  • Michelle LeBaron
  • Tamra Pearson D'stree
  • Joe Scimecca[citation needed]
  • Wallace Warfield (1938–1910) – Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, community mediator and acting director of the U.S. Department of Justice's New York Community Relations Service
  • Bryant Wedge – Social psychiatrist, first director of CCR, worked for the State Department and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • Tom Williams[citation needed]
  • Nadim Rouhana – Former Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution and Analysis [26]

Distinguished fellows, visiting scholars and lecturers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Avruch Named Dean of the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution". George Mason University News. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  2. ^ "George Mason University Institutional Research & Reporting". 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  3. ^ "ICAR Then and Now: The Institute Turns 25 Years Old". S-CAR News, Special Issue: Point of View. 2008-02. Retrieved 2014-06-14.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "ICAR Becomes a School: Reflections on the past and looking to the future". S-CAR News, Volume 5, Issue 1. 2011-02. Retrieved 2014-06-14.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "S-CAR Academics Page". scar.gmu.edu. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  6. ^ "S-CAR Graduate Certificates Programs Page". scar.gmu.edu. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  7. ^ "Two Degrees, Two Schools, One Year: Mason and Malta". George Mason University News. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  8. ^ "Website for the Dual Master Degree in Social work with the College of Health and Human Services". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  9. ^ "Peace Corps Website for the Master's International Program". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  10. ^ "Website for the Center for Peacemaking Practice". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  11. ^ "Website for the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  12. ^ "Website for the Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  13. ^ "Website for the Undergraduate Experiential Learning Project". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  14. ^ "Website for the Insight Conflict Resolution Program". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  15. ^ "Website for the Parents of the Field Project". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  16. ^ "Seton Hall University Website for Love and Forgiveness in Governance". Seton Hall University. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  17. ^ "Do Love and Forgiveness Have a Place in Government?". George Mason University News. 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  18. ^ "Beyond Intractability Website for Love and Forgiveness in Governance". beyondintractability.org. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  19. ^ "Website for Zones of Peace Survey". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  20. ^ "Gen Prev Net: Website for the Genocide Prevention Program". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  21. ^ "Website for Genocide Watch". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  22. ^ "In Memoriam Henry C. Barringer: A Personal Reflection". S-CAR News, Volume 3, Issue 1. March 2009. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  23. ^ "A History of George Mason University: 1978-1996: Emergence The School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution". George Mason University Libraries. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  24. ^ "A History of George Mason University: 1978-1996: Emergence The School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution". George Mason University Libraries. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  25. ^ "Guide to the James H. Laue papers, 1936-1999". George Mason University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  26. ^ "The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, People". Retrieved 2016-06-19. 

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