Conflict Resolution Day is an international day set aside to promote and honor the work of conflict resolution. This year, USIP and the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)—the largest association of conflict resolution practitioners in the U.S.—will jointly sponsor an event focusing on international conflict resolution and peacemaking and on examining the current challenges in the field. Opportunities for careers in international conflict resolution will also be discussed.

Please join us for this provocative and informative discussion on the dynamics and opportunities in the field of international peace and conflict resolution.

Agenda and Speakers

Welcoming remarks from David A. Hart, Chief Executive Officer, ACR, and David J. Smith, Senior Program Officer, Education Program, USIP.

Panel 1: 1:10-2:20 p.m.
"Current Challenges in International Conflict Resolution Practice"

Speakers

  • A. Heather Coyne
    Peacemaking in Insecure Environments
    Senior Program Officer, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution
    Former Chief of Party, Iraq, USIP
  • Lewis Dabney
    Connecting Domestic to International Work
    Program Manager, Key Bridge Foundation
    Chair, International Section, ACR
  • Emily Welty
    Religion and Peacemaking
    Publications Manager, ACR
    Managing Editor, ACResolution
  • Jeffrey W. Helsing, Moderator
    Deputy Director, Education Program, USIP

Break: 2:20-2:35 p.m.

2:35-2:50 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks by Richard H. Solomon, President, USIP.

Panel 2: 2:50-4:00 p.m.
"Skills, Networks and Knowledge: Developing a Career in International Conflict Resolution"

Speakers

  • Susan Allen Nan
    Assistant Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
    Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
    George Mason University
  • Tammy Wiles
    Senior Associate Director
    Graduate Student Career Development
    Elliott School of International Affairs
    George Washington University
  • Craig Zelizer
    Visiting Assistant Professor
    MA Program in Conflict Resolution
    Department of Government
    Georgetown University
  • David J. Smith, Moderator
    Senior Program Officer, Education Program, USIP

 

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