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School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Newsletter: S-CAR News Volume 8, Issue 4

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

Vol. 8, Issue 4, May 2015

Editor: Kwaw de Graft-Johnson, …


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New Book: The Contemporary Conflict Resolution Reader

Armed conflict may appear to be in long term decline, but the intractability and destructiveness of contemporary conflicts make conflict resolution as urgent and necessary as ever. The Contemporary Conflict Resolution Reader is the first comprehensive survey of the…


Added by S-CAR at GMU on June 3, 2015 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

Intractable Peacebuilding: Innovation and Perseverance in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

By Ned Lazarus

Working Paper 28

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University

March 2015

Advocates of Israeli-Palestinian peace face a season of soul-searching as the second decade…


Added by S-CAR at GMU on March 23, 2015 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

MLK Event Series

Please join The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in partnership with Communities Without Boundaries International (CWBI) for a series of events to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All events will be held at S-CAR in Arlington, VA. 

For more information about the events, please click here



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New Book: Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict

By Susan F. Hirsch and E. Franklin Dukes

Residents of the Appalachian coalfields share a history and heritage, deep connections to the land, and pride in their own resilience. These same residents are also profoundly divided over the practice of…


Added by S-CAR at GMU on January 6, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Book by Christopher Mitchell: The Nature of Intractable Conflict: Resolution in the Twenty-First Century

The Nature of Intractable Conflict introduces the latest ideas that seek to explain the basis of deep-rooted and violent conflict among human groups, communities and nations. It analyses a range of methods by which people have sought to mitigate,…


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John Paul Lederach - S-CAR's Annual Lynch Lecture

Thoughts on a Penny -- Challenges to Creative Conflict in the Public Square  

A wandering, perhaps poetic exploration of contemporary challenges and deficits facing the wider fields of conflict transformation and peacebuilding and how these correspond to the challenges of the ever more divided public square and dialogue-dis-abled America.

Tweet @SCARatGMU with your favorite John Paul Lederach quotes and…


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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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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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Libro: Experiencias Latinoamericanas en el Abordaje de Conflictos


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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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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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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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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Anthropologist Searches for Way to Measure Peacebuilding Success

From George Mason University News, May 28, 20147

By Buzz McClain…


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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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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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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



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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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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…


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…


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

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