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Assistant Professor in the Coexistence and Conflict Program

tjohn@brandeis.edu  •  Heller-Brown Building  • 353  •  781-736-5023

Expertise

Peace, Coexistence and Conflict Studies; Conflict and Development, Negotiation and Mediation, International Law and International Organizations.

Courses

  • HS 212f - Practicum Structure and Design
  • HS 218a - Coexistence and Conflict Field Practicum
  • HS 230f - Coexistence Research Methods
  • HS 240a - Dialogue and Mediation Skills
  • HS 250f - Intercultural Communication for Conflict and Development Practitioners
  • HS 257b - Conflict Resolution by Negotiation
  • HS 260f - Development, Aid, and Coexistence
  • HS 261f - Advanced Development, Aid, and Coexistence
  • HS 270a - The Future of Diversity Work
  • HS 277f - The Future of Diversity Work

Scholarship

  • Johnson, Theodore A.. The Paralysis of Culture: Developing a Cultural Awareness Process To Increase Cross-Cultural Understanding in International Organizations; The Case of the World Health Organization. Diss. Tufts University, August 24, 2009. Medford MA: ProQuest / UMI; etdadministrator@proquest.com, 2009.
  • Johnson, Theodore A., Maureen Lempke and Steve Claborne. The Impacts of Negotiation Training at the World Health Organization; Assessing Change and a Roadmap for the Future. Mercy Corps. Portland, Oregon: 2007.
  • Johnson,T., Chasen, A. & Ricigliano, R.. "Problems without a Process: Using an Action Dialogue to Manage Racial Tensions." Harvard Negotiation Law Review 4. Spring (1999).
  • Johnson,Theodore. "Mediating Environmental Treaty Disputes and the International Court of Justice." Papers on International Environmental Negotiation. Ed. Susskind, L.E., Moomaw, W.R. & Najam, A.. Cambridge:, 1993
  • Johnson, Theodore A. and Martin Dahl.. "Litigation Reduction in Workers Compensation - Yes or No?"." Western State University Law Review 1. 1 (1972).
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Profile

Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Slifka Program in Intecommunal Coexistence, and Advising Head for the COEX-SID Dual Degree program. Prior to his appointment in 2006, he was a senior program manager and legal advisor to Conflict Management Group and Mercy Corps in Cambridge MA. During that time he worked extensively as an international negotiation training consultant for governments, corporations and international organizations. He has worked in post apartheid South Africa, with Greek and Turkish Cypriots towards bi-communal capacity- building, with universities and political leaders in Northern and South Central Iraq to develop joint problem-solving skills and strategies. He has been an advisor to several UN Agencies such as WHO, FAO, UNCTAD, and the international food safety organization Codex Alimentarius. Prior to his international work, he was a Deputy District Attorney and Judge Pro Tem in Orange County California. He is a member of the California and American Bar Associations. He received a JD from Western State University in 1972, a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy (MALD) in 1993 from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. from Tufts University's Fletcher School in 2009.

 

Degrees

Tufts University
Ph.D.

Western State University
J.D.

Tufts University
MALD

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 Heller School Mentoring Award (2014)

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