S-CAR at GMU's Blog (41)

New Book: Professors and Their Politics

By Solon Simmons and Neil Gross

Professors and Their Politics tackles the assumption that universities are ivory towers of radicalism with the potential to corrupt conservative youth. Neil Gross and Solon Simmons gather the work of leading sociologists,…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on July 10, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Alumnus Helps Special-Needs Students Transition to Higher Ed, Work

From George Mason University News, June 6, 2014

By Buzz McClain

Chris Nace was 12 years old when he realized his life’s calling was to make it easier for special-needs…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on June 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Libro: Experiencias Latinoamericanas en el Abordaje de Conflictos

INTRODUCCIÓN

Prof. Chris Mitchell

Durante más de una década el Instituto (ahora Facultad) de Análisis y Resolución de Conflictos (S-CAR) en la Universidad de George Mason (GMU) ha llevado a cabo un taller de verano para académicos y practicantes de América Latina…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on May 29, 2014 at 5:40pm — No Comments

New Book - Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict - By Karina Korostelina

Five women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow and began a performance of a "Punk Prayer." Young people fried eggs on the eternal flame near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ukraine. A small island in the Japan Sea provoked a diplomatic spat…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on May 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New Book: Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power: Self-Imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation -- By Karina Korostelina

Twenty years ago Ukraine gained its independence and started on a path towards a free market economy and democratic governance. After four successive presidents and the Orange Revolution, there is a vast body of literature on the process of development and the current political, economic, and socio-cultural situation in Ukraine.…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on May 29, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Book: History Education in the Formation of Social Identity: Toward a Culture of Peace -- By Karina Korostelina

Despite the widespread acknowledgement that how people and groups understand their history plays a key role in the formation of their social identity, there has heretofore been only limited research on the mechanisms that bring this about. This book examines the critical points in identity formation that history education helps to create. It…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on May 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Anthropologist Searches for Way to Measure Peacebuilding Success

From George Mason University News, May 28, 20147

By Buzz McClain…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on May 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Book: Speaking of Violence: The Politics and Poetics of Narrative in Conflict Resolution -- By Sara Cobb

In the context of ongoing or historical violence, people tell stories about what happened, who did what to whom and why. Yet frequently, the speaking of violence reproduces the social fractures and delegitimizes, again, those that struggle against their own marginalization. This speaking of violence deepens conflict and all too often perpetuates…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on May 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Distance Learning Conflict Resolution Courses Reach into the World’s War Zones

By Buzz McClain

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution has developed a distance learning program that allows students to complete the requirements for a master’s degree without having to attend classes on campus. Photo by Alexis…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on March 25, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Field Experience Trip with S-CAR: Serbia and Kosovo

Serbia and Kosovo: Studying the Post-Conflict Politics of History and Memory in the Balkans

The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution

3 Credits     June 16 – 25, 2014

$3,790…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on March 14, 2014 at 11:45am — No Comments

Georgia/Abkhazia International Field Experience Course

The course will travel to Tbilisi and Sukhum/i and will offer opportunities to meet with a wide range of experts, including academics, practitioners, and officials in both locations. Formal meetings with representatives of governmental, non-governmental, and academic organizations will aim at developing a more detailed understanding of the multifaceted issues affecting societies in conflict. Focusing on different areas of this conflict, students will analyze conflict dynamics and conflict…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on March 12, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

The Eclipse of Equality: Arguing America on Meet the Press

Red state vs. blue state. Republican vs. Democrat. Fox News vs. The Daily Show. The so-called culture wars have become such a fixture of American politics that dividing the country into rival camps seems natural and political gridlock seems inevitable. Entering the fray, Solon Simmons…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on April 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

From Conflict Resolution to Social Justice: The Work and Legacy of Wallace Warfield

This reader brings together the writings of Wallace Warfield (1938-2010), the internationally acclaimed and influential authority on conflict resolution. The selected essays highlight the importance of social context in conflicts and the future and potential of the field of…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on April 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Violent Conflict and Peacebuilding: The continuing crisis in Darfur

By Johan Brosché and Daniel Rothbart

This book examines the continuing devastation in the Darfur region of Sudan, from the perspective of a multiplicity of conflicts of distinct types

The crisis reached its peak in 2003–2004, when certain Arab militias joined…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on August 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Local Peacebuilding and National Peace: Interaction Between Grassroots and Elite Processes

Local Peacebuilding and National Peace is a collection of essays that examines the effects of local peacebuilding efforts on national peace initiatives.



The book looks at violent and protracted struggles in which local people have sought to make their own peace with local…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on July 17, 2012 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence - A new book by Daniel Rothbart, Karina Korostelina, and Mohammed Cherkaoui

This book explores the issue of civilian devastation in modern warfare, focusing on the complex processes that effectively establish civilians’ identity in times of war.

Underpinning the physicality of war’s tumult are structural forces that create…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on April 5, 2012 at 2:14pm — 1 Comment

February 2012 Newsletter - School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

S-CAR Newsletter: A Publication of the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University

Vol. 6, Issue 1, February 2012



Editor: Yasmina Mrabet, …

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on March 2, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Context and Pretext in Conflict Resolution: Culture, Identity, Power, and Practice - A new book by Kevin Avruch

Written by a distinguished scholar, this book explores themes of culture, identity, and power as they relate to conceptions of practice in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Among the topics…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on January 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory - New book from the School from Conflict Analysis and Resolution

In a world where conflict is never ending, this thoughtful compilation fosters a new appreciation of the art of peacemaking as it is understood and practiced in a variety of contemporary settings.

Whenever we seek to understand others, build healthy…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on January 6, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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