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.
2015-16 Academic Year Classes:
CONF 101: Conflict and Our World (undergraduate)
CONF 802: Theories of the Person (Ph.D.)
CONF 707: Gender and Violence (MS/Ph.D.)
CONF 900: Integration (Ph.D. capstone course)
Winter Break 2015-16 and Summer 2016:
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 2015-16 and Summer 2016 courses!
INDONESIA-U.S. YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
I am the Director of the I-US-YLP, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that brings high school-aged youth from the U.S. to Indonesia, and Indonesian youth to the U.S., for month-long overlapping exchanges. The program is free for participants who are selected, and focuses on developing leadership and conflict resolution skills.
In the summer of 2015, 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 and on integrating gender perspectives into their core conflict assessment curriculum.