NSU Faculty Foster Greater Understanding and Peace

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Through a commitment to nonviolent resolution, the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies helps students develop the skills to become compassionate forces for unity and understanding. And it’s because our faculty lead by example. Through the scholarship of engagement, a framework developed by two Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Science faculty members, we seek to engage and transform conflicts to push the field forward.

NSU Alum Speaks at Social Justice Roundtable

Tony Gaskew, Ph.D., is a graduate of the doctoral program in conflict analysis and resolution at the NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. At this year’s Social Justice Roundtable, Gaskew discussed his upcoming book, Stop Trying to Fix Policing: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines of Black Liberation.

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University Launches Conflict Resolution Services

The newly created NSU Conflict Resolution Services offers professional mediation and facilitation services, workshops and conflict coaching for individuals, families, groups and organizations throughout South Florida. We also provide faculty and professional staff for consultation, presentations and special projects.

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Read the Latest Issue of the Journal Peace and Conflict Studies

Read about interdisciplinary explorations of conflict resolution, peace building, humanitarian assistance and other alternative mechanisms that seek to prevent and control violence. Articles include topics such as sustainable development, ecological balance, community revitalization, reflective practice, action research, social justice, human rights, peace education, gender equality, intercultural relations, grassroots movements and organizational transformations.

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Our Approach to Conflict Resolution

Our undergraduate and graduate programs focus on the theory and practice of understanding human behavior in societies. Our methods resolve conflicts in a nonviolent fashion that respects the fundamental humanity of all parties. Using interdisciplinary techniques from sociology, psychology and communications, you can be a force for resolution and peace.

Careers with a Conflict Resolution Degree

There are dozens of career pathways for graduates with a degree in conflict resolution. You can be a mediator, organizational consultant, government official, clinician, field researcher – and so much more. Our faculty consult with and advise governments, international bodies and law enforcement groups, just to name a few. Because wherever human beings have competing interests, conflict resolution skills come in handy.

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Related Degrees

Sociology (B.S.)

Become the kind of field-based professional, scholar or leader who can create positive change by understanding group dynamics, social movements and the theory of how people organize. Gain the skills to unlock your possibilities in government, community organizing, NGOs, research or consultancy.

Conflict Analysis and Resolution (M.S.)

Train to become a reflective professional who understands the practice, design and evaluation of a variety of conflict resolution applications that help us solve problems inherent in social relations.

Explore a wide array of techniques and strategies to help people achieve nonviolent, non-litigious solutions for conflicts that arise in personal, professional, organizational and social environments.

Peace Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Welcome to a program for lifelong learners who want to become familiar with and skilled at the practice of discourse in peace studies. This program offers you an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of various aspects of peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

Areas of study include the history and theory of international and domestic conflict; the political, economic, cultural and social roots of such conflict; the causes and conduct of warfare; violence prevention; and global institutions for the resolution of conflict.

Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice (Graduate Certificate)

Practice the fundamentals of applied conflict resolution and advance your training in the conflict resolution skill set.

This online and on-campus program is an ideal fit to expand your expertise in conflict resolution, pursue a career as practitioner in the field – or develop conflict analysis and resolution skills to use in your current profession.

Qualitative Research (Graduate Certificate)

This program will prepare academics, professional research consultants and graduate students to understand a variety of qualitative research approaches and to conduct qualitative research studies.

As a student, you will gain insight into the philosophical and theoretical foundations of qualitative research; distinguish and critique qualitative research approaches and products; and apply best practices in qualitative research to design, propose, conduct and compose qualitative research of your own. research to design, propose, conduct and compose qualitative research of your own.

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