Theodore A. Johnson

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Theodore A. Johnson "is an assistant professor of conflict and coexistence in the Slifka Program for the 2006-07 academic year. In the fall, he will be teaching a course in International Mediation as well as a short course on Research Methodology. In the spring, he will be teaching a short course on Conflict and Deveopment and a short course on Trends in Diversity Management. Prior to his appointment at Brandeis, Mr. Johnson was a Senior Program Manager and in-house legal counsel with Mercy Corps and Conflict Management Group managing the organization's work with UN humanitarian organizations including WHO, FAO, UNCTAD, and UNEP. In his work at Mercy Corps, he also served as a consultant and trainer in numerous negotiation and dispute resolution programs in various conflict areas including South Africa, Cyprus, the Caucuses and the Middle East. In South Africa he assisted in building community mediation processes in post Aparthied South Africa, in Cyprus, he assisted in a Track II capacity-building process as well as with the Cyprus American Scholars Program. In the Middle East, he has done extensive work in Iraq working with Kurdish universities to design and implement conflict resolution programs, and with regional and local leaders from Shi'ite communities in South Central Iraq. In each of these programs, the aim was to build negotiation, communication, and problem-solving capacities. In the Caucuses Mr. Johnson worked with young leaders from several communities in Armenia to develop negotiation and leadership skills. Mr. Johnson has designed a nationally recognized community-based youth conflict resolution program which has been used extensively in Boston and Chicago. Johnson holds a Juris Doctor degree from Western State University, a Master's in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and is an ABD for his PhD also from the Fletcher School at Tufts." [1]

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  1. Center Core Staff, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, accessed September 22, 2007.