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News and Events

Fall 2021 NCRP Welcome Flyer

Negotiation, Conflict Resoulution, & Peace-Building (NCRP) Welcome Event

Come join for an opportunity to learn and share with colleagues in a friendly and informal, virtual gathering

Meeting Registration - Zoom

Friday, September 17, 2021 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

11th Cyber Conference

11th Annual Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution

Join Us for the 11th Annual Cyber Conference on Dispute Resolution. This year we have Lorenn Walker as our Keynote Speaker.

Lorenn Walker

Restorative Practitioner and Professor, University of Hawaii
Interviewed on Oprah Winfrey Network

Topic: "The Restorative Approach"

Lorenn Walker, JD, MPH, assists individuals and organizations manage and prevent conflict, wrongdoing, and social injustice. She develops, implements, researches, and reports on public health and cooperative learning processes using restorative justice and solution-focused approaches that have been replicated in other states and countries. She directs Hawai‘i Friends of Restorative Justice and is professor of practice for the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She’s authored over 60 published articles and books. She has trained thousands and has facilitated hundreds of restorative meetings. She is a Senior Fulbright Specialist for peacemaking and conflict management. CNN, NPR, and the Oprah Winfrey Network have interviewed her. Her personal interest in helping disenfranchised and marginalized populations is partly due to her experiences living on her own at 14, dropping out of school at 15, being in jail at 16, and almost murdered by a stranger at age 24.

Other Guest Speakers include:

Harold Gatensby
Tlingit Circle Peace-maker, Yukon, Canada
Topic: "Healing Communities".

Mahmud Khalili
Madrid’s Bircham International University


John Couper
Conflict Resolution Consultant in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Kyrgyzstan
Topic: "Designing Social Media to heal political, cultural, and inter-generational tensions in Afghanistan".

Renata Valree
Professor, CSUDH
Topic: "Facilitating Transformative Dialogue between law enforcement and community groups".

Gerson Damiani
Director, Global Center for Peace Studies, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Topic: "Building a Global Peace Center in Brazil".

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.

Restorative Justice: Fall 2018

Restorative Justice Session Fall 2018 CSUDH Negotiations

Tony Normore guest lecturing on Restorative Justice in Ambassador Rhodes' class

2018 Cyber Conference


NCRP Visit from Tony Macaulay and Jean Kling

On February 16, 2017, the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peace-building program at CSU Dominguez Hills welcomed Northern Ireland peacebuilder and best-selling author, Tony Macaulay, who spoke to students in Margaret Manning's pedagogy and capstone courses, and attended Student Research Day.

Tony grew up in 1970s Belfast, Northern Ireland an experience that has shaped his life and inspired his writing. He has since spent more than 30 years in peacebuilding and leadership development in Northern Ireland and abroad, and is a regular contributor to 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio Ulster. His books Paperboy, Breadboy and All Growed Up have become critically acclaimed bestsellers. His new book Little House on the Peace Line will be published in the spring of 2017.

Tony is also a contributor to The Window in the Wall, a documentary film currently in production about the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people in Northern Ireland to create windows in the physical and internal walls that divide them. The Window in the Wall is produced by Maria Garvey, Jean Kling and Tanner Kling, who is also directing the film. Jean joined Tony in meeting with students at CSUDH and talked about their work on the film.

Almost 20 years after the Good Friday Peace Agreement ended three decades of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, more than 100 "peace walls" still separate Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods. With a government commitment to removing all of the peace walls by 2023, a variety of inspiring and creative efforts are underway to bring people of different backgrounds together and heal old wounds.

Tony and Jean's visit gave CSUDH students an opportunity to engage in a thoughtful dialogue about this work and the connections between Northern Ireland's peace and reconciliation process, the challenges facing communities here in the U.S. and the students' academic studies. Their discussion covered the power of stories to make positive change, the relationship between free speech and hate speech, how mediators in a divided society can maintain their identity and neutrality, the politics of Northern Ireland's peace walls, creative ways of preventing violence, structural segregation, an analysis of Northern Ireland's civil rights movement, The Troubles, and the 1998 peace agreement, and many other topics.

This was an excellent and inspiring visit from both Tony and Jean. The Program on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building is very grateful to have had them here with us.

To find out more about Tony, you can use these links.

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Margaret M. Manning CSUDH Anthony Do

Margaret Manning, Lecturer for the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program is pictured with CSUDH intern, Anthony Do, a Communications Media major at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for a new park, Wishing Tree Park, which is a Federal EPA Superfund site located just 3 miles from CSUDH campus.

Manning saw the potential for the park as a service learning project to promote health and well-being of a disadvantaged community and provide role models to the neighborhood youth.