Message from the Chair


Greetings and welcome to the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. DCRS boasts both undergraduate and graduate social science programs that study the human condition and behaviors encompassing both analysis and practice through the fields of sociology, anthropology, conflict transformation and peace building. We pursue broad and deep understandings of the social world while committed to academic excellence and guided by social responsibility, cultural diversity and academic integrity. Our mantra is a scholarship of engagement with the ever evolving social, political and economic context in which we exist.

You will acquire the knowledge and skills you need through our programs, that encompass undergraduate studies in sociology and anthropology, a masters in conflict analysis and resolution, graduate certificates in advanced conflict resolution practice, peace studies and qualitative research and the doctorate in conflict analysis and resolution. These programs will help you explore and acquire the theoretical foundations in your chosen field, develop the skills and techniques of interdisciplinary analysis, research and practice.

The department has a dedicated, experienced and multidisciplinary faculty and a supportive and caring staff to mentor you. You will be in the company of peers from around the globe that have an amazing range of backgrounds and experiences to share with you. You, our students are indeed our greatest asset. The demand for conflict resolution professionals is high in areas as diverse as higher education, business, government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private consultancies.

We now exist in a world in which unprecedented challenges have become the norm. We therefore urge you to embark on your educational journey with us with an open and curious mind. I look forward to meeting you and supporting your success in the classroom and beyond.

Ismael Muvingi, Ph.D.

Interim Chair/Professor
NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences