Conflict Management and Resolution
The Department of Public and International Affairs offers a semi-distance, multi-disciplinary graduate program in Conflict Management and Resolution (CMR) for professionals, practitioners, and students who wish to gain a greater understanding of conflict in both domestic and international settings.
Both the Master of Arts and the Post-Baccalaureate certificate programs are designed to provide core knowledge, skills, and abilities through a set of modules focused on the theoretical and applied approaches to conflict management. Students will acquire the tools to respond to a broad spectrum of scenarios including interpersonal conflict, third-party facilitation and mediation, and larger group conflict.
The objective of the program is to give graduates the skill set to manage conflict in diverse domestic and international environments. In order to better address the various career goals of our students, the M.A. and the Graduate certificate in conflict management and resolution offer two tracks: domestic and international.
- Check out this article from Stars and Stripes on one of our very own students, Michael Poggi. He is currently a Master Sergeant in the Marines and a full-time student in our CMR Program. This article addresses how Michael is able to balance his life and how UNCW is preparing him for more opportunities.
- Congratulations to several of our CMR graduates who have been published. Click the links below to read their articles.
- Check out this article in Lumina News on one of our alumni, Dawn Ferrer who is doing great work with A Safe Place here in Wilmington!
- The Conversation titled "Universities need to manage hate speech, not stifle freedom of expression", "Deepening inequality is the high price students will pay for free education", and "Lessons from Cuba about reclaiming symbols of a painful past" Articles by CMR's Visiting Scholar, Lyn Snodgrass, PhD, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Political and Conflict Studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, NMMU, Port Elizabeth, SA.
- The National Interest titled "What America's Next President Needs to Know about Africa" Article by one of CMR's Part-time Professor's, Scott Firsing, Ph.D. Dr. Firsing has also been awarded the 2016-2017 James E. Clyburn Political Fellowship!