The International Studies Public Forum, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding and Center for the Study of Democracy present

“Peacemaking Practice as Engaged Scholarship”
with Susan Allen Nan, George Mason University

Thursday, November 3, 2011
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

Susan Allen Nan is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution. Her main focus is on intermediary roles and coordination amongst intermediaries. She also works on evaluation of conflict resolution initiatives and community conflict resolution approaches. She is engaged in conflict resolution processes and practices in Eurasia, as well as in Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa. She joined George Mason’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution core faculty in 2005 after two years of teaching on the topic as an assistant professor at the School of International Service, American University. She holds her Ph.D. (2000) and master’s (1995) in international peace and conflict resolution, and between graduate school and joining the faculty at George Mason, she co-founded and directed the Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT) and served as senior program associate for the conflict resolution program at the Carter Center in Atlanta, GA.  Her research has been supported by the U.S. Institute of Peace (Peace Scholar award), and the William and Flora I. Hewlett Foundation, Compton Foundation, and Catalyst Fund (with ACT). She is the coeditor of the forthcoming special issue of the journal International Negotiation, which focuses on coordination in conflict resolution. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT). and on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Peacebuilding,

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