The first Master's Project Seminar examines how to assess complex conflicts. The seminar is also a forum for testing and group feedback. Each student chooses a real-world conflict resolution scenario of which they have firsthand experience and develops an applicable conflict resolution or negotiation strategy. After completing each Master's Project Seminar, students defend the corresponding master’s project chapter before a review board. Each defense simulates a team review experience, with students judged individually on the effectiveness of their presentations and their skill in fielding questions and supporting their proposals.