School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

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.

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR)
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TypePublic University
EstablishedMarch 1981
Academic affiliation
George Mason University
DeanAlpaslan Özerdem[1]
Undergraduates153
Postgraduates218[2]
Location
WebsiteS-CAR Website

HistoryEdit

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
    • Concentration in Social Justice Advocacy and Activism
    • Concentration in Dynamics of Violence
    • Concentration in Inclusive Conflict Engagement
    • Concentration in Conflict-Sensitive Development and Resilience
    • Concentration in Media, Narrative, and Public Discourse
    • Individualized Concentration[6][7]
  • BA/BS - Bachelor of Arts or Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
    • Concentration in Building Peace in Divided Societies
    • Concentration in Global Engagement
    • Concentration in Political and Social Action
    • Concentration in Justice and Reconciliation
    • Concentration in Interpersonal Dynamics
    • Concentration in Collaborative Leadership[8]
  • Graduate Certificates in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
    • Conflict Analysis and Resolution Advanced Skills
    • Conflict Analysis and Resolution Collaborative Leadership in Community Planning
    • Prevention and Stabilization Contexts
    • World Religions and Peacebuilding
    • Collaborative Community Action[9]
  • 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[10]
  • Dual Degree - Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Master of Social Work[11]

Research and practice centersEdit

Programs and projectsEdit

  • Experiential Learning Program[16]
  • Insight Conflict Resolution Program[17]
  • Parents of the Field Project[18]
  • Dialogue and Difference Project [19]
  • Zones of Peace Survey[20]
  • Genocide Prevention Program[21]
  • Genocide Watch[22]
  • Sudan Task Group
  • South West Asia Group [23]
  • Program on Contentious Politics [24]
  • Program for the Prevention of Mass Violence [25]

Notable alumniEdit

Current facultyEdit

  • Kevin Avruch - Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution and Professor of Anthropology
  • Sandra Cheldelin - Professor Emerita of Conflict Resolution
  • Charles Chavis[26]
  • 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 - Vernon M. and Minnie Lynch Chair of Conflict Resolution
  • Karina Korostelina
  • Terrence Lyons
  • Christopher Mitchell - Professor Emeritus of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Alpaslan Özerdem - Dean, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies[27]
  • Agnieszka Paczynska
  • Daniel Rothbart
  • Arthur Romano
  • Richard E. Rubenstein - University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs
  • Solon Simmons
  • Julie Shedd - Associate Dean of S-CAR
  • Susan Allen
  • Suzanne de Janasz - Visiting Professor of Management and Conflict Resolution
  • Douglas Irvin-Erickson
  • Tehama Lopez Bunyasi
  • Patricia Maulden
  • James Price
  • Mara Schoeny

[28]

Past facultyEdit

  • Henry C. Barringer – U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Ret)[29][30]
  • 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[31]
  • 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[32]
  • Dennis Sandole (1941-2018) - former Professor of Conflict Resolution and International Relations[33]
  • Joe Gittler (1912-2005) [34]
  • James H. Laue (1937–1993) – former Professor of Conflict Resolution and served on the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Relations Service (CRS)[35]
  • Michelle LeBaron [36]
  • Tamra Pearson D'stree
  • Joe Scimecca[37]
  • Wallace Warfield (1938–2010) – 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 [38]
  • Nadim Rouhana – Former Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution and Analysis [39]

Distinguished fellows, visiting scholars and lecturersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "George Mason University Catalog". George Mason University. 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  2. ^ "Fall 2019 Official Census Student Enrollment by Program". George Mason University Institutional Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning. 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  3. ^ "ICAR Then and Now: The Institute Turns 25 Years Old". S-CAR News, Special Issue: Point of View. February 2008. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  4. ^ "ICAR Becomes a School: Reflections on the past and looking to the future". S-CAR News, Volume 5, Issue 1. February 2011. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  5. ^ "S-CAR Academics Page". scar.gmu.edu. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  6. ^ Williams, Audrey (21 September 2018). "New concentrations will keep S-CAR master's students on the cutting edge". School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Degree Requirements". George Mason University Catalog. 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  8. ^ "Conflict Analysis and Resolution, BA". George Mason University Catalog 2019-2020. 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  9. ^ "Conflict Analysis and Resolution Graduate Certificate". George Mason University Catalog 2019-2020. 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  10. ^ "Two Degrees, Two Schools, One Year: Mason and Malta". George Mason University News. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  11. ^ "Website for the Conflict Analysis & Social Work Dual Degree, MS". Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  12. ^ "Website for the Center for Peacemaking Practice". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  13. ^ "Website for the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  14. ^ "Website for the Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  15. ^ "Generous Gift Establishes Mary Hoch Center for Reconciliation at S-CAR". George Mason University Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  16. ^ "Experiential Learning Program - School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution". Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  17. ^ "Website for the Insight Conflict Resolution Program". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  18. ^ "Parents of the Field of Peace and Conflict Studies - Activity - School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution". Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  19. ^ "Dialogue and Difference Project". Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  20. ^ "Zones of Peace Survey". Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  21. ^ "Genocide Prevention Program - School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution". Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  22. ^ "Website for Genocide Watch". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  23. ^ "South West Asia Group - School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution". Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  24. ^ "The Project on Contentious Politics". Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  25. ^ "Program for the Prevention of Mass Violence - School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution". Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  26. ^ "Dr. Charles Chavis will link the past with the present at S-CAR". George Mason University News. 2019-04-15. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  27. ^ "New dean is ready to build up the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution". George Mason University News. 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2019-11-04.
  28. ^ "Faculty | The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution". scar.gmu.edu. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  29. ^ "In Memoriam Henry C. Barringer: A Personal Reflection". S-CAR News, Volume 3, Issue 1. March 2009. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  30. ^ "A History of George Mason University: 1978-1996: Emergence The School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution". George Mason University Libraries. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  31. ^ "A History of George Mason University: 1978-1996: Emergence The School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution". George Mason University Libraries. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  32. ^ "School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Activity Site, Profiles: Dan Druckman". Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  33. ^ "S-CAR Faculty". School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  34. ^ "Joseph Bertram Gittler Fellowship". Department of Philosophy, University of Georgia. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  35. ^ "Guide to the James H. Laue papers, 1936-1999". George Mason University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  36. ^ "School for Conflict Analysis and Resoltion Activity Site, Profiles: Michelle LeBaron". Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  37. ^ "School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Activity Site, Profiles: Joseph Scimecca". Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  38. ^ "In Memoriam Henry C. Barringer: A Personal Reflection". School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Activity Site. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  39. ^ "The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Activity Site, Profiles: Nadim Rouhana". Retrieved 2019-02-15.

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