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    Robert M. Anderson, Ed.D.

    Adjunct Professor

    Robert Anderson, EdD, is a training professional with 20 years of experience in the field of communication and human resource development. In 1989, he established McDonald Anderson, a management training and consulting firm based in New York City. He has conducted leadership and communication workshops for many Fortune 500 companies, universities, and international non-profit organizations. His work regularly takes [ ... ]

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    Jenny Besch

    Lecturer

    Jenny Besch, Director of the Westchester Mediation Center of CLUSTER, Inc. since 1998, is a certified mediator and State Certified Trainer with advanced training in community mediation, parentchild mediation, custody-visitation mediation, divorce mediation, child permanency mediation, lemon law arbitration, employment discrimination mediation, victim offender mediation and restorative justice group conferencing. She holds [ ... ]

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    Sayantani DasGupta, M.D.

    Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

    Sayantani DasGupta is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and a faculty member of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University.  She also teaches in the graduate program in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College, and is a prose faculty member in the summer writing conference Writing the Medical Experience at Sarah Lawrence College.  Dr. DasGupta is co-author of The Demon Slayers and Othe [ ... ]

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    Martin Epstein

    Marty Epstein has been practicing nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2002 and has given workshops at the UN, New Hope Community Center, The Center for Mind, Body Medicine, The Center for Women’s Health, and The Natural Gourmet Culinary School. He has brought NVC in the form of collaborative communication to an investment bank and worked with a team of NVC professionals on a project for a major pharmaceutical [ ... ]

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    Joshua Fisher, Ph.D.

    AC4 Director

    Josh Fisher received his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, where he studied the ecological drivers of armed conflict. His work coupled geospatial statistics, remote sensing, and econometric modeling to develop spatially explicit forecast models of the likelihood of armed conflict. He received his MS from Utah State University in Political Science and his BS in International Law and Envi [ ... ]

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    Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D., CCS

    Director, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program

    Beth Fisher-Yoshida is a faculty member and the academic director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program. She is also a lecturer in the Social and Organizational Psychology Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Fisher-Yoshida teaches classes in conflict resolution and related fields and conducts participatory action research. She is the founder of FYI Fisher Yoshida International, LLC, a firm t [ ... ]

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    Nikolas Katsimpras

    Lecturer

    Nikolas Katsimpras is a Senior Fellow of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, lecturer at Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, and assistant adjunct professor at the Dispute Resolution program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  He also designed the Conflict Resolution Lab of the graduate program in Development Practice at Columbia University's School of International and Publ [ ... ]

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    Ted Perlmutter, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Ted Perlmutter is a technology consultant and information systems architect. He is responsible for Web site coordination and database development, and has been involved in creation of the Religious Peacemaking Database project. Perlmutter’s research interests focus on how Internet technology can promote knowledge networks among political and social activists. Presently a visiting fellow at the Center for Europ [ ... ]

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    Bridget Regan, J.D.

    Instructor

    Bridget Regan has been part of the teaching faculty of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College, Columbia University since 2006. She is also a Lecturer in the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University. She teaches courses at both TC and Columbia in negotiation and mediation theory and practice. In 2009, Bridget joined the faculty in the in the Kukin Program for [ ... ]

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    Michele S. Riley, J.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    Michele S. Riley is a mediator and arbitrator, handling disputes in the areas of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, corporate governance and general corporate law. As a member of its National Roster of Neutrals, she mediates a wide range of business disputes for the American Arbitration Association. She has also been appointed to several Panels of Distinguished Neutrals of the Interna [ ... ]

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    Barry Sommer, M.Ed.

    Lecturer in Continuing Education

    Barry Sommer is a licensed educational psychologist, certified school psychologist, and a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice with the Helix Group in Visalia, California. Teaching, training, consultation and facilitation for schools, businesses, and health organizations is a special interest. His primary goal is to support personal, family, community, and organizational development and health. [ ... ]

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    Mark Whitlock

    Faculty Advisor

    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 Mas [ ... ]

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    John Zinsser

    Lecturer

    John W. Zinsser believes anyone facing a challenge at work or school, who wants help, should get it. That is why for nearly 25 years, he has supported Fortune 500 and global companies, governments, and private institutions to consider, implement, assess and improve conflict management capacity, especially through organizational ombuds programs. Whether as designer, analyst, Lecturer, or award winning ombuds, Zinsser [ ... ]

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    José Pascal da Rocha, J.D., Ph.D.

    Lecturer - NECR

    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. [ ... ]

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    Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) - Master of Science

    Columbia’s master’s program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution that can be completed on a part- or full-time basis, combines theory and applied training to prepare students to develop practical models for negotiating and resolving disputes among parties with differing objectives and desires. This graduate program is part of a rich history of conflict resolution at Columbia University. The graduate program [ ... ]