Foutz Receives 2018 Doctoral Research Fellowship with the Bosserman Center

Foutz Receives 2018 Doctoral Research Fellowship with the Bosserman Center

Happenings, News
Brittany Foutz (MA in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution, Salisbury University, 2017) is the recipient of the 2018 Doctoral Research Fellowship with the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution. Brittany just completed her first year of doctoral study in the School of Conflict management, Peacebuilding and Development at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.  She is also a graduate assistant with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).  Brittany has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including Gilman Grant through the US Department of State, the SU Presidential Scholarship and has worked with the UN in Geneva. During her Research Fellowship Brittany will be conducting independent research on several topics including her dissertation that focuses on victims’ satisfaction with the reparations they have received from the International Criminal Court…
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Bosserman UNESCO Fellows

Bosserman UNESCO Fellows

Happenings, News
Dana Day (Senior double major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution and psychology) and Harrison Leon (Sophomore double major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution and political science) are the first two Bosserman UNESCO Fellows. Named after the late founder of the center, Dr. Phil Bosserman, the UNESCO Bosserman Fellowship provides students with the opportunity to work in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on timely programs relating to the prevention of violent extremism and empathy education. Dr. Mark Brennan, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education at Penn State University and a UNESCO Chair in Community, Leadership, and Youth Development was a former student of Dr. Bosserman. Mark is the creator of the Fellowship program where a total of 10 students from the US are taking part. Dana…
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Ginta-Martin & Kesteven Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society

Ginta-Martin & Kesteven Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society

Happenings, News
Alexandra Ginta Martin (MA CADR) and Brittany Kesteven (President of the SGO and GA in the Bosserman Center) were inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society on November 17, 2017. Omicron Delta Kappa was founded on Dec. 3, 1914 on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. The Society was founded by a group of 15 students and faculty who believed that leadership at the collegiate level should be recognized and encouraged across all phases of campus life. The motives which guided the founders sprang from the desire to bring together one body for the general good of the institution, leaders from all parts of the college or university community. The success of the O∆K Idea, an essential part of which is its…
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Ravizza Awarded 2018 Rotary International Peace Fellowship

Ravizza Awarded 2018 Rotary International Peace Fellowship

Happenings, News
Dr. Dean Ravizza was awarded a 2018 Rotary International Peace Fellowship to further his work in using sports to bring people together across war zones and ideological divides. Ravizza is one of only 25 professionals selected globally for the certificate program at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkhorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. The fellowship seeks to develop leaders who can become catalysts for peace, and conflict prevention and resolution. His honor is a first for SU, as well as for Rotary District 7630, spanning Maryland and Delaware. Rotary Peace Fellowships provide a backdrop for increasing the capacity of committed peacebuilders through rigorous academic training, practical field experiences, and global networking opportunities. Ravizza will be studying and conducting fieldwork during the 11-week intensive program in throughout Thailand alongside other recipients from…
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NEW BOOK RELEASE: Conflict Resolution: An Introduction to Third Party Intervention

NEW BOOK RELEASE: Conflict Resolution: An Introduction to Third Party Intervention

Book Releases, News
By Salisbury University's Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Professor, Dr. S. I. Keethaponcalan. [caption id="attachment_1524" align="alignleft" width="196"] Click to order from Amazon[/caption] This book delivers exactly what the title suggests. In one book the reader, be it a student, scholar or general audience member, can easily obtain a clear, comprehensive and approachable introduction to a wide range of third party intervention roles. For the more advanced reader there are plenty of nuanced insights, that can only come from a highly experienced intervener, that examine the conditions and circumstances where intervention processes are likely to be more effective in the resolution of conflict. This book is for anyone who wants to hone their problem solving skills, train to become a third party intervener or for members of the wider reading audience…
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NEW BOOK RELEASE: The Gift of Anger

NEW BOOK RELEASE: The Gift of Anger

Book Releases, News
[caption id="attachment_1525" align="alignleft" width="210"] Click to Order the Book on Amazon[/caption] Discover ten vital and extraordinary life lessons from one of the most important and influential philosophers and peace activists of the twentieth century—Mahatma Gandhi—in this poignant and timely exploration of the true path from anger to peace, as recounted by Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. In the current troubled climate, in our country and in the world, these lessons are needed more than ever before. “We should not be ashamed of anger. It’s a very good and a very powerful thing that motivates us. But what we need to be ashamed of is the way we abuse it.” —Mahatma Gandhi Arun Gandhi was just twelve years old when his parents dropped him off at Sevagram, his grandfather’s famous ashr am.…
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NEW BOOK RELEASE: A New Pathway to World Peace

NEW BOOK RELEASE: A New Pathway to World Peace

Book Releases, News
A new book co-authored by the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution, Dr. Brian Polkinghorn! [caption id="attachment_1523" align="alignleft" width="202"] Click to Order on Amazon![/caption] Horrific changes are descending upon humanity, most of them man-made, all of them threatening the survival of humankind on Mother Earth. Forever wars, the threat of nuclear destruction, the ecology collapsing worldwide, swelling waves of migrants, and unprecedented global inequality of wealth are upon us. The dominant, modern worldview prevailing for many centuries has produced all the above and needs swift and radical change. Central to this unfolding tragedy stands the United States, boasting its "exceptionality." Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America coined and defined how America was an "exceptional" nation. However, the America he lauded in the early 1800s and what it has become today are…
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Advances in International Law and Jurisprudence

Advances in International Law and Jurisprudence

Happenings, News
A new book edited by Dr. Thomas Boudreau (Salisbury University), Dr. Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo (University for Peace) and Dr. Brian Polkinghorn (Salisbury University). About Advances in International Law and Jurisprudence: Enhancing the Role of the Judiciary in the Rule of Law (Oct. 2017) "Due to the agony and horrors of World War II, the Allied governments made solemn promises to their own and other peoples concerning self-determination, the creation of a United Nations and prosecuting war criminals that resulted, as argued in this book, a fiduciary Law of Nations common to humanity. Since these promises and wartime declarations were created directly between a government and its own people, below the level of a “state”, the resulting Law of Nations is self-executing and now governs the legal relationship of a government…
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New Research Project: The Impact of Partnering on Construction Projects in Airport Facilities

New Research Project: The Impact of Partnering on Construction Projects in Airport Facilities

News
The Center for Conflict Resolution is working on a National Academy of Science - Airport Cooperative Research Program contract with a team of researchers from the Construction Management Program at Michigan State University. The project is headed by Associate Professor and Principal Investigator Dr. Sinem Mollaoglu along with team members Dr. Angelo Garcia and Mr. Harshavardhan Vijay Kalbhor. Dr. Brian Polkinghorn (Co-Principal Investigator) and a group of industry experts fill out the team that is conducting research on the impact of partnering on construction projects in airport facilities. The objective of this $350K research project is to develop guidelines on integrating collaborative partnering into airport projects. The guidance will be applicable to airports of differing governing structures, procurement methods, and size and complexity of projects. The project timeline is 14…
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Snow Hill High School Begins Another Year with Peer Mediation

Snow Hill High School Begins Another Year with Peer Mediation

Mediation Training, News, Topics
The Bosserman Center begins training peer mediators at Snow Hill High School in Snow Hill, Maryland. Trainers Alexandra Ginta-Martin, Brittany Kesteven, and Abigail Hastings along with Dr. Brian Polkinghorn and Jacquie Granger meet with the five seniors peer mediators, Jordan, Zack, Laurin, Pilar and Ayanna to train them on the fundamentals for performing peer mediation at their high school. The team has two faculty advisers: Jennifer Silas from the school's media center and Guidance Counselor, Rose Dolinger. [huge_it_portfolio id="3"] Last year's former seniors at Snow Hill High School successfully conducted over twenty mediation sessions in this program.
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