John Murray "is a Senior Consultant with CMPartners, recently retired after six years with The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, where he held positions as Professor of Practice in International Relations and Associate Director of Maxwell’s Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts. From 1982-1992, he had served as a founder and then President of the Conflict Clinic, Inc., a negotiation and mediation firm established with the support of Roger Fisher at the Harvard Negotiation Project.
"In addition to consulting independently and as an associate of CMI Washington/Carolina, he teaches part-time at the Maxwell School’s International Relations Program in Washington, DC. His teaching specialties include negotiation and mediation theory and practice, especially in community and international disputes, and interagency coordination. In his consulting work, he helps public and non-governmental organizations and individuals deal with disputes and conflict situations, providing negotiation and mediation training and advice and facilitation assistance, and is currently providing long-term assistance to the Palestinian Negotiation Support Unit in preparation for permanent status negotiations.
"Mr. Murray has a background in the military (US Marine Corps 1962-65), in elective office at the state level (Iowa State Senator 1973-82), as a practicing lawyer in New York City (1968-70) and Ames, Iowa (1972-82), law school professor (Texas Tech Law School 1982-87), and political science professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt (1993-98).
"Mr. Murray received a Bachelors Degree with Honors in Government from Cornell University (1961), a Master’s Degree in Public Law and Government from Columbia University (1962), and a J.D. Degree from the University of Iowa College of Law (1968), where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Iowa Law Review." 
- Conflict Management | Faculty, SAIS