Dr. Vitus Ozoke, Chair
Dr. Ignaciyas Soosaipillai, Graduate Program Director
Department Faculty and Staff
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The Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution (CADR) is a “program of distinction” that awards a Bachelor of Arts in CADR. The department, in conjunction with the Center for Conflict Resolution, Inc. (see “Centers and Institutes” section for details), offers students a multidisciplinary, practical and applied approach to teaching and training. The CADR program balances core concepts in conflict theory and research, linking these to practical applications in the field of conflict analysis and dispute intervention.
Through the Center for Conflict Resolution, which is the practice, research and training wing of the program, CADR excels in providing students with unique mentored extracurricular activities, programs and projects. The center, through its commitment to student learning, has sent students around the world to study and conduct conflict-analysis and intervention research. The center and CADR adopt a ‘teaching hospital’ model consisting of three wings: teaching, research and practice. Students are fully engaged in all three activities, via supervised mentoring by either CADR faculty and/or center staff. The synergistic impact of the teaching hospital model has led graduates of this program to undertake impressive post graduate careers in the field and to be accepted into leading graduate programs.
CADR majors are equipped for careers in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to: private-sector mediation; organizational management; human-resource management; law enforcement and work with courts; both domestic and international NGOs; non-profit societies; and governmental agencies.
The CADR Department also offers a master’s degree in CADR.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsMaster of ArtsUndergraduate Minors