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    Daniel R. Ames, Ph.D.

    Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Business, Management

    Professor Ames's research focuses on social judgment and behavior. He examines how people form impressions of individuals and groups as well as the consequences of these impressions on prosocial behaviors (e.g., trust, cooperation, helping), competitive interaction (e.g., conflict, exploitation, aggression), and justice judgments (e.g., praise, blame, punishment). A central aspect of this work is how people "read min [ ... ]

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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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    Clymer D. Bardsley, Esq.

    Adjuct Associate Professor

    Clymer D. Bardsley, Esq. is the Director of Divorce Done Right, a divorce mediation group with its headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. In that position he mediates matters including divorce, custody, and related family matters and coordinates the group’s marketing, outreach, and administration, and supports the other mediators with their cases. DDR serves people in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida. [ ... ]

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    Elazar Barkan, Ph.D.

    Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Dr. Barkan is Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, Director of SIPA's Human Rights Concentration, and Director of Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He is also founding Director of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) in The Hague. Professor Barkan served on ISHR’s board of directors before becoming ISHR’s co-director in 2007 and direc [ ... ]

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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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    Robert N. Bontempo, Ph.D.

    Adjuct Professor, Faculty of Executive Education

    Professor Bontempo studies international comparative management, including international negotiations and cultural differences in decision making. His current research involves cultural factors in international negotiations and international differences in risk perception. The winner of the 1994 Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, Bontempo teaches the core course Leadership and the elective Managerial Negotiat [ ... ]

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    Alexandra Carter, J.D.

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Alexandra Carter is the director of the Edson Queiroz Foundation Mediation Program and director of Clinical Programs at Columbia Law School. Carter won the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for clinical advocacy while a student at Columbia Law School and has become a strong advocate of mediation as a valuable tool for many kinds of legal challenges. Through the New York Peace Institute, a nonprofit that specializes in mediati [ ... ]

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    Claudia E. Cohen, Ph.D.

    Senior Lecturer in the Social-Organizational Program

    Claudia E. Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in the Social-Organizational Program at Teachers College and was Associate Director of the MD-ICCCR from 2008 to 2015. As a scholar-practitioner of conflict studies, her career has combined research, practice and teaching in a range of settings. Her most recent publications include a chapter in the upcoming 3rd edition of the Handbook of Conflict Resolution (Deutsch, Coleman & Ma [ ... ]

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    Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D.

    Director, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    Dr. Peter T. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute and teaches courses in Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, and Social Science Research. Dr. Coleman is Director of the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation an [ ... ]

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    Zoe Crossland, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology

    My main theoretical interests lie in semiotic archaeology, and archaeologies of death and the body. I work in historical archaeology and the archaeology of the contemporary past, focusing particularly on nodes of controversy where conflicting sets of beliefs and practices converge. In particular, I am interested in the ways in which negotiations and conflict between actors are mediated through material conditions. To full [ ... ]

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    Morton Deutsch, Ph.D.

    Founder, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    Professor Deutsch, an eminent social psychologist, has been widely honored for his scientific contributions involving research on cooperation and competition, social justice, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. He has published extensively and is well known for his pioneering studies in intergroup relations, social conformity, and the social psychology of justice. His books include: Interracial Housing Theories [ ... ]

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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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    Rob Ferguson, Ph.D.

    Associate - Raleigh Consulting Group

    Rob Ferguson has been a practicing psychologist and executive coach for twenty years. He helps executives, managers, and entrepreneurs to influence and motivate others more effectively. He also helps high-achieving individuals handle stress, deal with difficult people, and enhance emotional intelligence. Rob also helps professionals make career decisions that focus on personal satisfaction and an improved quality of life. [ ... ]

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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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    Erwin Flaxman, Ph.D.

    Ombudsman

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    Seth Freeman, J.D.

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Seth Freeman, JD, teaches negotiation and conflict management courses at SIPA and at Columbia Business School. He also serves as assistant clinical professor at NYU's Stern School of Business. He also serves as a visiting professor of International Negotiation at several programs abroad, including Bordeaux Ecole de Management (BEM) in France and Zhongshan University's Executive MBA program in Guangzhou, China. He has [ ... ]

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    Adam Galinsky, Ph.D.

    Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business

    Adam Galinsky is currently a Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Social Psychology and his B.A. from Harvard University. Professor Galinsky has published more than 150 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His research and teaching focus on leadership, power, negotiations, decis [ ... ]

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    Jennifer S. Goldman, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education

    Dr. Jennifer S. Goldman is an organizational psychologist and Founder of Alignment Strategies Group. Building on nearly 15 years’ experience serving clients in a variety of sectors, including Fortune 500 companies, global NGOs and top-tier academic institutions, Alignment Strategies Group is recognized for enabling individuals and organizations to successfully negotiate, and manage complex conflict and change. Dr. [ ... ]

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    Alice Milmed Haller, J.D.

    Adjuct Associate Professor

    Alice Milmed Haller, JD has been practicing mediation in a variety of contexts since 1993.  Prior to training as a mediator, she practiced law in New Jersey for sixteen years, first in the Office of the Public Defender and later in private practice.  She has mediated family, commercial, and community disputes and has taught conflict resolution skills to teachers, students and police personnel.  From 2 [ ... ]

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    Donna Hicks, Ph.D.

    Instructor

    Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University where she chairs the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict. Her work is devoted to advancing the understanding of international and interethnic conflicts, and developing interactive processes that can be effective in managing or resolving such conflicts. Donna has 20 years of experience as a facilitator du [ ... ]

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    E. Tory Higgins, Ph.D.

    Stanley Schachter Professor of Psychology

    Professor Higgins, the Stanley Schachter Professor of Psychology, works at the intersection of motivation and cognition. He is an expert on motivational models of performance, judgment and decision making. His most recent research addresses the general question, "Where does value come from?", and the more specific question, "What makes a decision good?" He teaches an Executive MBA course on negotiation [ ... ]

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    Tom Hill,

    Lecturer

    Tom Hill is an adjunct faculty member of SIPA and is a lecturer in the International Conflict Resolution specialization. His primary research interests are in the history of the international mediation of civil wars and the strategic theory of peacemaking. He is the director of a track II mediation program, in partnership with the Peace and Reconciliation Section of the Royal Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the Conflict, [ ... ]

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    Rashid Khalidi, D.Phil.

    Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies History & MESAAS

    Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1970, and his D.Phil. from Oxford in 1974. He is editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, and was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. Kh [ ... ]

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    Katharina Kugler, Ph.D.

    Researcher, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

    Katharina Kugler, Ph.D. is a researcher in psychology at the University of Munich, Germany. Currently she holds a Fellowship in Complexity and Conflict from the ICCCR to study at Teachers College and to work as a Research Assistant for Professor Coleman at the ICCCR. Katharina Kugler received her “Diplom” (combined B.A. and M.A.) in Psychology at the University of Munich, Germany. During her graduate studies s [ ... ]

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    Carol B. Liebman, J.D.

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Liebman has taught negotiation and mediation in Vietnam, Brazil, Israel and China and designed and presented mediation training for a variety of groups including the Certification Program in Bioethics of Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; New York's First Department, Appellate Division, Attorney Disciplinary Committee; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and high school s [ ... ]

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    Eric Marcus, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

    Dr. Eric Marcus is the founder and principal of The Marcus Group, a New York City based consulting firm specializing in building the capacity of individuals, groups and organizations, for a wide variety of public and private sector client systems. Primary areas of practice over the last twenty years include: working with individuals and groups on issues of change, leadership development, diversity, feedback, intra and i [ ... ]

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    Lee Miller,

    Adjunct Professor

    Lee Miller is the Managing Director of NegotiationPlus.com with offices in the USA and Asia and a business columnist with the New Jersey Star Ledger. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he works with organizations and individuals on how they can more effectively lead and influence others. He advises and trains in the areas of influencing, including leadership, sales, negotiating, customer service, recruiting, and outsourcin [ ... ]

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    Michael W. Morris, Ph.D.

    Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership

    Michael Morris is the Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership in the Management Division of Columbia Business School, and a Professor in the Psychology Department of Columbia University. He teaches MBA and executive-level classes on negotiation, decision making and group dynamics. He designed and runs Columbia’s Program on Social Intelligence, which translates emerging research insights into new forms of leadership [ ... ]

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    Jenik Radon, J.D.

    Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Jenik Radon is an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), leading capstone projects and teaching a course on energy, human rights and corporate responsibility.  He has been awarded for his teaching at SIPA and at Monterrey Tech in Mexico.  He has lectured in over 40 countries.  He was selected as a Fulbright Specialist (2012) at the Law School of Makerer [ ... ]

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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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    Scott Smith,

    Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

    Scott Smith was a political affairs officer in the United Nations for 12 years, most of those working on Afghanistan, including as the senior political affairs officer and team leader for Afghanistan within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations between 2007 and 2009, and Special Assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Afghanistan, Kai Eide, between 2009 and 2010. He also participated in the [ ... ]

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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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    Sequoia Stalder,

    Adjuct Associate Professor

    Sequoia Stalder is a mediator/attorney practicing in New York City. He is a principal of Stalder Raich, a mediation firm in New York City. His areas of specialization are family and divorce mediation, business mediation and workplace and organizational conflict consulting. Complimenting his work at Stalder Raich, Sequoia is the Director of Conflict Resolution Services at New York Center for Interpersonal Development [ ... ]

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    Michael Steinberg, J.D.

    Michael Steinberg joined Columbia University as associate ombuds officer in April 2015.  He is an experienced mediator and a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.  Prior to his work as an ombuds, he had a mediation practice based in New York City focusing on business and family disputes.  Mr. Steinberg was also on staff at the Harvard Mediation Program at Harvard Law School, where he mediated a w [ ... ]

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    Janice Tudy-Jackson,

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Janice Tudy-Jackson is a facilitator, mediator, trainer, and educator, with extensive experience in conflict management and collaborative processes.  She, also, serves on the faculty for courses and workshops offered by the American Bar Association; the New York City Bar Association; the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s National Leadership Institute; the Association for Conflict Resolution of Gre [ ... ]

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    Joan C. Waters, J.D.

    University Ombuds Officer

    Joan C. Waters joined Columbia University as ombuds officers in April 2014.  A native New Yorker, she earned her bachelor of arts degree from Fordham University (Bronx, New York) and she earned her juris doctorate from St. John's University School of Law (Queens, New York).  Joan started her legal career in a civil litigation firm in Manhattan and thereafter moved to the Westchester County Attorney's Office prac [ ... ]

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    Elke U. Weber, Ph.D.

    Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business

    Professor Weber works at the intersection of psychology and economics. She is an expert on behavioral models of judgment and decision making under risk and uncertainty. Recently she has been investigating psychologically appropriate ways to measure and model individual and cultural differences in risk taking, specifically in risky financial situations and environmental decision making and policy. Weber is past pre [ ... ]

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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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    Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4)

    The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) is a consortium for research, practice, and scholarship at Columbia University. We are part of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and are committed to advancing knowledge and best practices in the areas of conflict, violence, peace-building, and sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective. The consortium seeks to act as a coo [ ... ]

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    Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR)

    The CICR contributes to the resolution of international deadly conflict through research, education and practice. The center strives to increase understanding of international conflicts through innovative, collaborative research and is committed to offering courses that disseminate knowledge about conflicts and their causes, and responds directly to the expressed needs of parties involved in ongoing conflicts, empowering [ ... ]

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    Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic

    The Mediation Clinic gives those students who may make mediation part of their professional lives a good start in terms of both skills and ethics. It helps students see the benefits and limitations of mediation and other dispute-resolution techniques so that they can responsibly counsel clients about their choices; it helps students understand how feelings, background values, and personal style affect performance in a pro [ ... ]

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    Columbia University Ombuds Office

    The Ombuds Office offers a safe place for any member of the Columbia community to discuss workplace issues, interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, bureaucratic runarounds, and many other problems. You can speak freely to us because we promise to keep our discussions confidential, and we are not part of any formal University process. We don't take sides in disputes and operate independently of the Columbia administrati [ ... ]

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    Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) is an innovative center committed to developing knowledge and practice to promote constructive conflict resolution, effective cooperation, and social justice. We partner with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities to create tools and environments through which conflicts can be resolved constructively and just and peacef [ ... ]

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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 [ ... ]

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    Teachers College Office of the Ombudsman

    The College Ombuds is a resource available to students, faculty, and staff for resolving problems and conflicts.  Members of the College community can use the services of the Office when they need assistance or advice, or after other efforts have not succeeded. The Office provides information and explains options for resolving a wide range of problems and rectifying many situations affecting the academic or w [ ... ]