Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

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Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

"At the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), faculty and students are committed to the development of theory, research, and practice that interrupt cycles of violence. ICAR is an innovative academic resource for people and institutions worldwide. It comprises a community of scholars, graduate students, alumni, practitioners, and organizations in the field of peace making and conflict resolution. ICAR is a Commonwealth Center for Excellence, recognized for its leadership in the field and its world-renowned faculty." [1]

Advisory Board [2]

  • K. C. Soares, Chair, international management and organization development, worked in over 40 countries, published in 11 countries.
  • Alan Gropman, Vice Chair, Distinguished Professor, National Defense University, has written 200 publications on conflict.
  • Edwin H. Futa, General Secretary, The Rotary Foundation.
  • James R. Hobson, lawyer, Miller & Van Eaton, P.L.L.C., Washington, D.C. specialist in communications/telecommunications law, certified mediator, occasional arbitrator, ICAR Board member since 1989.
  • Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadalla.
  • Major General Charles D. Link, USAF (Ret) is President and CEO, National Defense University Foundation.
  • Carmen MacDougall, formerly Vice President for Communications at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has worked in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors.
  • Ambassador John W. McDonald, diplomat, lawyer, international civil servant, development expert, professor, author, and Peacebuilder concerned about the world's ethnic and regional conflicts; Chairman and C.E.O., Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (
  • Robert Nealon
  • David J. Padilla
  • Edward Rice, trained as a computer scientist, has been involved with Track II diplomacy for nearly twenty years.
  • Thomas Davis Rust
  • Lester P. Schoene, Jr., Consultant in conflict resolution, mediation and problem solving; 34 years in information systems engineering and program management; MS CAR, 1992, GMU; ICAR Advisory Board member since 1997.
  • Hon. James M. Scott, Virginia House of Delegates and former member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Assistant Vice President, Community Affairs with Inova Health System.
  • Robert Scott, Esq., Robert W. Scott, Attorney, ADR Team, Office of General Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency; 15 years experience in ADR, mediation and facilitation as a practitioner, educator and trainer; ICAR M.S. 1990.
  • Andy Shallal
  • Peter J. Stavrakis, Professor of Political Science, National Defense University.
  • Stanley E. Taylor, Vice President, Metropolitan Relations, George Mason University.
  • Craig Zelizer, Senior Partner, Alliance for Conflict Transformation, has 15 years of peacebuilding experience.



Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch


  1. About, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, accessed July 8, 2007.
  2. Advisory Board, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, accessed July 8, 2007.
  3. Kevin Clements, University of Queensland, accessed September 17, 2007.