José Pascal da Rocha is a faculty member and lecturer with the M.S. program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the City University of New York, teaching on leadership and management, and a lecturer with the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg, Germany, teaching courses in political science.
He is also a political adviser and mediator expert. He has provided mediation support to the Kampala Talks between the Government of the DRC and M23 movement and he has provided mediation expertise to UN Women while working on the Geneva II peace talks for Syria, Myanmar and Colombia. He has gained extensive operational experience in peacekeeping operations spanning throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, ranging from Cambodia to Somalia and from the Balkans to Afghanistan. Pascal has worked throughout Africa, the Balkans, South East Asia and Central Asia, also providing curriculum development support, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation expertise in donor-funded programs.
He has also worked in the corporate sector, providing leadership development, intercultural training, negotiation in business, and human rights impact assessment for Extractives. His research interests are in gender, mediation, peace processes, governance, peace and conflict studies.
He has published articles, manuals and books such as “Social conflict resolution and intercultural dialogue” in: Ricomporre Babele – Educare al Cosmopolitismo, La Bibliotecca della Fondazione, Vol. 6, (2011), “Inclusion and Diversity as an Intercultural Task – An Essay “, in: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, A Research Companion (Editor: Özbilgin), Edward Elgar Press, Chattenham, (2009), and the African Union Mediation Handbook, AU Press, 2012.