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 release by Salisbury University Professor, Dr. Thomas Boudreau and edited by the Center's Director, Dr. Brian Polkinghorn. 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 to its own…
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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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Bosserman Center is now on Facebook!

Bosserman Center is now on Facebook!

Information, News
Yes, the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution now has a presence on Facebook. Please like us and follow us on our Facebook page! We can always use more fans interested in the work we do and how we're working to make the world a more peaceful place to be. Also, don't forget we're at the following social media pages as well. Please follow us everywhere! Twitter YouTube Google+  
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Graduation Spring 2016

Graduation Spring 2016

Happenings, News, People
On May 18, 2016, some 201 students received their master’s degrees from Salisbury University as part of the largest class in its 90-year history. Among them were our Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution graduate students Xiwen Jin (China), Melissa Aristizabal (Colombia) and Alexandra Ginta Martin (Romania). For the past two years they have been actively involved in several research projects at the Bosserman Center, as well as events and lectures. Alexandra was also the Graduate Commencement Speaker and will be joining the teaching team of the CADR Department starting Fall 2017! Watch Alexandra Ginta Martin's Commencement Ceremony Speech.
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Dr. Toran Hansen: Recent Accomplishments

Dr. Toran Hansen: Recent Accomplishments

Faculty, News, People
Dr. Hansen is a dynamic practitioner and scholar in the twin fields of conflict resolution and peace studies. He has been a very active conflict resolution practitioner, particularly with vulnerable, disadvantaged individuals and groups. He is currently on the board of directors for the Perspectives of Freedom Foundation, which conducts development and conflict resolution work in Central and South America, as well as the West Virginia Center for Peace and Conflict. He has previously conducted conflict resolution workshops with diverse natural resource conflict stakeholders in Suriname. In addition, Dr. Hansen has conducted workshops for at-risk youth and developed anti-racism training materials for community organizations. Dr. Hansen has also been a restorative justice dialogue facilitator in criminal cases involving severe violence with juvenile and adult offenders. He has published numerous articles…
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