January 22, 2018
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Conflict Resolution Expert to Visit College of the Atlantic

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Susan Allen will speak to COA’s Human Ecology Forum on Tuesday, April 1 at 4:10 pm about “Georgian-South Ossetian and US-Russian Conflict Resolution Processes.”

Allen is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution, and her main focus is on reflective practice and research that emerges from practice contexts. She has substantial expertise in intermediary roles and coordination amongst intermediaries, evaluation of conflict resolution initiatives, and theories of change and indicators of change in conflict resolution practice. She has engaged long-term in conflict resolution in the Caucasus, as well as contributing to a variety of conflict resolution initiatives in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, the Caribbean, South America, and Africa.

Allen’s current research centers on catalytic workshops. Her work has been supported by the US Institute of Peace (Peace Scholar award, Grant program), the One Foundation, USAID, the US State Department, and the William and Flora I. Hewlett Foundation, Compton Foundation, Catalyst Fund, USAID, and US State Department.

The forum is free and open to the public, and will be held in the in the McCormick Lecture Hall. For more details, contact John Visvader at jvisvader@coa.edu or 207-288-5015.