Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding

The Program on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace-building is an exciting professional program, aimed at building practical skills and knowledge. Founded in 1987, the Program produces scholar-practitioners. It has a large alumni base both nationally and internationally. Courses are taught in an applied, interactive manner, with hands-on exercises. Its professors, who are drawn from among the best in the country, are all leading contributors recognized at the national level. Each brings a particular expertise to the classroom associated with his or her chosen specialty and practice area. The program provides rigorous education in the field in a supportive and friendly learning environment. Coursework includes key areas of practice including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, fact-finding, investigation, early neutral evaluation, program evaluation, ombudsman work, dispute-systems design, and restorative practice.

In addition to providing education in all the standard practice skills, the program goes further than many others by emphasizing inter-cultural practice and organizational development. This provides students with the knowledge and skills to work not only as a valuable employee in a variety of industry settings but also as a skilled consultant to business organizations, communities, government, courts, law enforcement, NGOs, and in a host of related institutions. Students, alumni, and colleagues in the professional network consistently rank the Program on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building as one of the best in the nation because it offers high-quality education at an affordable price.

The Climb


Olatunji Oniyaomebi and Bouchra Azizy Publish Article

Former graduates, Olatunji Oniyaomebi and Bouchra Azizy, have just been published in the Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal. Both have earned a Master's degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peace-building and both are currently working as mediators in LA County.