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

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

781-736-3959 Schneider 106

Pamina Firchow

Associate Professor

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Theodore A. Johnson

Associate Professor of the Practice

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

781-736-5023 Heller-Brown 348
Sandra Jones, Associate Director of International Affairs, MA Program in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Sandra Jones

Deputy Director, COEX and SID Programs, and Lecturer

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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