the school for conflict analysis & resolution
At the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., I teach and mentor Ph.D., MS and undergraduate students.
2017-18 Academic Year Classes:
CONF 600: Foundations of Conflict Analysis & Resolution (MS core theory)
CONF 707: Gender and Violence (MS/Ph.D.)
CONF 490: Integration (BA capstone course)
Winter Break 2017-18 and Summer 2018:
For the past decade, I have directed a course on qualitative research methods in Indonesia. During the summer of 2015, 14 Ph.D. and MS students from George Mason University traveled to Yogyakarta, Indonesia for a month-long intensive seminar, in cooperation with Sanata Dharma University and Volunteers in Asia. Watch the video below, created by GMU Master's student Rachel Monteagudo, for some images of the experience, and stay tuned for more details about the Winter Break 2017-18 and Summer 2018 courses!
INDONESIA-U.S. YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
I was the Director of the I-US-YLP, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that brought high school-aged youth from the U.S. to Indonesia, and Indonesian youth to the U.S., for month-long overlapping exchanges. The program was free for participants, and focused on developing leadership and conflict resolution skills.
In the summer of 2016, 10 U.S. participants traveled to Yogyakarta and Bali, Indonesia. 19 Indonesian participants traveled to the U.S., staying at George Mason University's Fairfax, Virginia campus and at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation in Front Royal, Virginia. Both groups learned about the social, political environmental challenges facing their host countries, and collaborated with local students and community-based organizations to learn practical skills for social change work.
I have delivered talks and workshops on curricular innovation across the U.S. and internationally. I have collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development on designing training modules on Women, Peace and Security, Gender and Conflict, and Conflict Sensitive Aid, and on integrating gender perspectives into their core conflict assessment and conflict-sensitive aid curricula.
Video link: Peace Exchange Webinar on USAID's Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation "Gender and Conflict" training.