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Completed M.A. Theses in Conflict Resolution


Copies are available in the Conflict Resolution Graduate Program Office.

2008

Babikir, Babikir. Islamic Religious Curricula and Terrorism: A Case Study of the Azherite Schools in Egypt
Advisor: Karen Feste

Fotino, Carole. Corporations as Social Change Agents: Increasing Profit and Security by Institutionalizing Conflict Prevention
Advisor: Douglas Allen

Manderson, Katherine. Organization Conflict within the Department of Homeland Security
Advisor: Karen Feste

2007

Chalberg, Christopher (Kit). Responding to Hate and Bias on Campus: A Campus Response Team Framework. 226pp.
Advisor: Tamra Pearson d’Estree

Christopher, Adam. Violent and Non-violent Conflict Resolution Strategies; A Comparison of Four Revolutionaries. 183pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste

Hennessy, Jennifer. Reconciliation Process in Rwanda: Perspectives of Christian Leaders. 101pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste

Lang, Jennifer. Property Conflicts, Identity, and the Role of the Conflict Resolution Process. 178pp.
Advisor: Tamra Pearson d’Estree

Peterman, Catherine. Conlfict Managment in the Workplace: The Use of Informal Process. 86pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste

Rubenstein, Tammy. A Study on the Controlling Behaviors of Domestic Violence Offenders. . 77pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Snyder, Jason . Evaluating Conflict Resolution Training: the Conflict Center's Survey Instrument. 73pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Twomey, Elizabeth. Conflict Theory as a Diagnostic Tool. 145pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

2006


Carmany, Christy. Examining the Effectiveness of Terrorist Profiling. 136pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Do, Hanh. The Impact of Third Party Involvement in the Sri Lankan Peace Process. 142p.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Dodd Nadeau, Mary. Shift and Mediation: How Mediators Facilitate Shift. 106pp.
Advisor: Tamra Pearson d’Estree.

Gladfelter, Jason. Conflict Resolution, Public Opinion Polls, and the Northern Ireland Peace Process. 176pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Harner, Ariana. Dialogue as Community Transformation: Possibilities and Limitations. 120pp.
Advisor: Tamra Pearson d’Estree.

Jones, Laurie Jo. Community Conflict Resolution and the Creation of Social Capital: Evidence for Mechanisms and Outcomes from Mediation Participant Interviews. 322pp.
Advisor: Tamra Pearson d’Estree.

Manwaring, Brian. A Case Study Comparison of Collaborative, Top-Down, and Hybrid Approaches to Environmental Decision Making. 223pp.
Advisor: Tamra Pearson d’Estree.

2005


Bell, Pearl. Transformative Mediation and Tolerance. 104pp.
Advisor: Tamra Pearson d'Estree.

Calabrese, Donna. Advocating Restorative Justice. 138pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Clark, Pheobe. Community-level Domestic Violence Organizations’ Work with Latina Women. 128pp.
Advisor: John McCamant.

Hinton, Megan. Changing How We Fight: Childhood to Adulthood. 89pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

May, Tom. Use of Sport in the Field of Conflict Resolution. 218pp.
Advisor: Tim Sisk.

Mayne, Maureen. Challenges and Contradictions of the National Identity Reconciliation Process. 251pp.
Advisor: Tamra Pearson d'Estree.

Owsiak, Andrew. Staying Alive: The Application of an Agenda for Peace on U.N. Operations in Cyprus and Kosovo. 161pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.


2004


Pozen, Steve. Conflict Resolution or Conflict Suppression: The Role of the U.S. in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process. 74pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Saperstein, Allyson. A Summary of the Girl's Education Initiative in the Gambia, West Africa. 94pp.
Advisor: David Levine.

Welty, Elizabeth. Sharing Wisdom: Cross Cultural Transferability of Conflict Management Training. 128pp.

Advisor: Tamra Pearson d'Estree.

2003

Anderson, Kari. Cross-Community Outreach Youth Programs: A Case Study of Northern Ireland. 78pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Lopez, Lisa. Understanding Conflict in Non-Profit Organizations: A Network Theory Approach. 72pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Meier Sundin, Jennifer. The Role of Religious Texts in the Middle East Conflict. 73pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

2002

Baykun, Elyte. Integration of Tracks 1 & 2-Diplomacy in Arab-Israeli Conflict. 98pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Littrell-Miller, Crystal. Comparative Cross-population Analysis of Victim Participation in Victim-Offender Mediation. 61pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste & Tom Cavanagh.

Mills, D. Christian. Manager-Subordinate Conflict Style Congruence and Workplace Satisfaction. 65pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Rose, Robin. Baha'I Method of Consultation as Problem Solving in Conflict Resolution Process. 120pp.
Advisor: Marty Thibau.

2001

Erisman Valeta, Gail. Promoting Hope in a Conflict Context. 79pp.
Advisor: Carl Larson.

Gassman, Michele. Beyond Sectarianism in Northern Ireland: Women's Coalition in the Peace Process. 100pp.

Advisor: Tim Sisk.

Perkins, Hannah. ADR Practice in the Workplace. 73pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Schooley, Stephanie. Environmental Justice & Conflict Transformation Through a Discourse-based Model. 171pp.

Advisor: Darren Hicks.

Strousberg, Lisa. Conflict Styles and How They Affect Divorce Mediation. 49pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

Whitehouse, Patricia. Bullies and Victims: From Schoolyard to the Boardroom. 207pp.
Advisor: Tim Sisk.

2000

Kalin, Richard. Relationship between Mediator Style and Success. 61pp.
Advisor: Carl Larson.

Smith Sisk, Andrea. Conflict and Corporate Culture. 66pp.
Advisor: Roy Wood.

 

1999

Meyer, Susan. "Unofficial" Diplomacy in International Conflict Resolution. 62pp.
Advisor: Karen Feste.

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