Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

COEX Faculty

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The faculty for the Master's Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence consists of experts in the fields of international politics, human rights, ethnic conflict, culture, civil society movements, race relations and dialogue and mediation processes. They are drawn from both Brandeis University and neighboring academic institutions in the Boston area. In addition, the program utilizes visiting international faculty and draws upon the experience of international experts from many of the governmental, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations working in the field of conflict.

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Alain Lempereur

Program Director, Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence; Alan B. Slifka Professor of Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Alain Lempereur promotes responsible negotiation and mediation worldwide through research, leadership training and consulting. His books in many languages include "The First Move. A Negotiator’s Companion" and "Mediation: Negotiation by Other Moves." His responsible negotiation research and executive seminars support leaders and humanitarians in the field.

Expertise: Responsible Leadership, Responsible Negotiation, Humanitarian Negotiation, Mediation, Questioning, Peace, Coexistence, Post-Conflict, Facilitation, Philosophy of Law, Jurisprudence, Legal Rhetoric, Reconciliation, Peace Education.

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Pamina Firchow

Associate Professor

Pamina Firchow’s research interests focus on peacebuilding, transitional justice and reconciliation, as well as research methods. She is interested in the international accompaniment of local communities affected by mass violence, the role of concept formation in measurement and evaluation of difficult-to-define concepts (like peace) and how local communities can be included in these processes. She co-leads the Everyday Peace Indicators project and has published extensively in top peer reviewed journals and an award-winning book, “Reclaiming Everyday Peace: Local Voices in Measurement and Evaluation after War.”
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Theodore A. Johnson

Associate Professor of the Practice

Ted Johnson is an associate professor and a practicum advisor for COEX and SID/COEX students. Prior to his appointment in 2006, he was a senior program manager and legal advisor to the Conflict Management Group and Mercy Corps in Cambridge, MA. During that time he worked extensively as an International Negotiation and Training Consultant for governments, corporations and international organizations.

Expertise: Coexistence and conflict studies, peacebuilding, conflict and development, negotiation and mediation, international law and international organizations, research methods, diversity, race and inequality.

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Sandra Jones, Associate Director of International Affairs, MA Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Sandra Jones

Executive Director of Global Programs

Sandy Jones' background includes 7 years in technology and 15 years in the field of conflict resolution with an emphasis on social psychology and social identity, genocide studies, and the creation of experiential learning programs in post-conflict regions.
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Peter Dixon, Adjunct Lecturer

Peter Dixon

Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: Transitional justice, Peacebuilding, Political violence, Population surveys, Mixed-methods research
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Isabella Jean, MA COEX'06

Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: Conflict-sensitivity, peacebuilding effectiveness, program design, monitoring and evaluation methods, accountability and feedback loops, conflict, coexistence, democracy and education in multi-ethnic societies.

Eugene Kogan, Adjunct Lecturer

Eugene Kogan

Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: Negotiation; Deal-making; Diplomacy; Power Dynamics; Negotiation as Performance; Coercive Negotiation; Nuclear Negotiation; Diplomatic History; Diplomatic Communication
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Anaide Nahikian '04

Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: Disaster management, capacity building.
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Pierrette Quintiliani

Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: International field emergency, relief operations, conflict prevention, international humanitarian law.

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David Steele

Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: Conflict transformation, peacebuilding, countering violent extremism, interfaith dialogue, problem solving, historical conciliation, integration of Western and indigenous reconciliation processes, training and capacity-building of indigenous communities, conflict assessment, post-conflict reconstruction.

Nanako Tamaru

Adjunct Lecturer

Areas of expertise: Peacebuilding; Women, Peace and Security; Gender equality and social inclusion; Constitution drafting; Inclusive statebuilding; Governance/Rule of Law; Peace process design; Training/Facilitation