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Common Ground for the Common Good

Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution

The Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution (CADR) Department, ranked the number two program of its kind in the nation by, is a unique “program of distinction” that awards its graduates with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in CADR. The department, in conjunction with the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution, offers you a multidisciplinary, practical and applied approach to teaching and training.

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“Teaching Hospital” Model

Through the Bosserman 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 academic and clinical faculty work closely with students, ensuring that each student gains valuable hands-on experience in the field, specifically tailored to their individual career goals.

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.

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Our Academic Programs

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Meet Brittany M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Student still

Meet Brittany – M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Student

Learn how Brittany’s professors show her the steps she needs to take to achieve her dreams and accomplish what she desires in her field.

How many times do you get to take a class on Gandhi and nonviolence and hear lectures from a Gandhi himself?
Dr. Brian Polkinghorn Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department Faculty and Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution Director

Student Information and Resources

  • 2 National Program Ranking
  • 3 Pulitzer Prize-Winner Lectures
  • 25 + Bosserman Center Years of Service
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SU Center for Conflict Resolution Named UN Regional Centre of Expertise

The Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University has been designated as a United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise. The UN RCE in Salisbury, Maryland, and others in the global network support education for sustainable development and help translate global objectives into the local communities where they operate. The UN RCE Salisbury is focused on three of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda.

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