Mari Fitzduff

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Mari Fitzduff "is currently Professor and Director of the international MA program in Coexistence and Conflict at Brandeis University. The program is specifically designed for early and mid-career professionals who work, or aspire to work, within governments, international agencies, or NGO’s, on issues of coexistence and conflict, and for professionals working in related fields such as security and diplomacy, aid and development, human rights, education, and the promotion of democracy and civil society.

"From 1997-2003, she held a Chair of Conflict Studies at the University of Ulster where she was Director of a United Nations University centre, UNU/INCORE, which is based in Northern Ireland and which addresses the management of ethnic, political and religious conflict through an integrated approach using research, training, policy, program and practice development.

"From 1990-1997 she was Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council which works with government, statutory bodies, trade unions, churches, community groups, security groups, ex-prisoners, businesses and politicians, developing programs and training, and providing funding for organizations addressing issues of conflict resolution in Northern Ireland.

"Mari Fitzduff has also worked on programs addressing conflict issues in the Basque Country, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Indonesia, the Caucasus, and Russia. and is utilized as an international expert by many governments and international organizations on issues of conflict and coexistence. Her publications include 'Beyond Violence' - Conflict Resolution Processes in Northern Ireland (2002) published by the United Nations University Press/Brookings which was winner of an American Library Notable Publications Award, Community Conflict Skills' which was first published in 1988 and is now in its 4th edition, and the recently published. NGO’s at the Table. published by Rowan and Littlefield, Maryland (2004). Her next publication, The Psychology of Resolving Global Conflicts: From War to Peace which she is co-editing with Chris Stout, is a 3 volume series to be published by Praegar Press in the Fall of 2005. Mari is also the Convener for CI's Strand Three: Strengthening Coexistence Policy." [1]

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  1. Center Core Staff, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, accessed September 22, 2007.

External links

  • "Biography", Coexistence International, Accessed December 2006.