Conflict Management and Resolution

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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.

Student Activity

  • 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.

Female Suicide Bombers: Coerced or Committed?

The Sunni Shia Split: Perplexing and Deadly International Intercultural Conflict

Climate Change and Security

Turkey and the Kurds: Conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and Implications for Turkey-United States Relations 

Exploiting Vulnerabilities of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: Policy Recommendations 

Cyber Threats and Cyber Security: National Security Issues, Policy and Strategies

The Effects of the U.S. Death Penalty on International Relations 

Vulnerabilities in the North American Power Grid

Securing Iran: Opportunities Presented with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

The Middle East Crisis, Rise of the Shia, Russian Growth, and the Loss of American Influence

  • 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!

Fighting Human Trafficking, One Phone Call at a Time

Faculty Activity