Mark Whitlock is a faculty advisor in Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution master's program where he teaches "Networking and Sustainability" as a component of the Capstone Thesis seminars. He is concurrently an adjunct professor in New York University’s Global Affairs Program where he teaches courses on "Statebuilding and International Policy" and "Prevention of Mass Killing". In collaboration with colleagues at Columbia’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, he developed the web-based early warning simulation for the prevention of mass killing called Country X. Whitlock holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs where he concentrated in international security policy and conflict resolution with particular regard to Africa and the Middle East. Whitlock has lived, worked and traveled throughout Africa and the Middle East, serving for two years as a biology teacher at Nkonya Secondary School with Peace Corps Ghana, teaching in Tunis, Tunisia, and researching identity’s role in violent conflict in such places as Ethiopia, Haiti, DR Congo, Lebanon, Indonesia, Rwanda, Burundi, and Côte d’Ivoire.
K5300: Networking & Sustainability