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Guest Speaker- Joyce Neu

400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room

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Conversation with Dr. Joyce Neu: A Discussion on Careers in International Mediation.  Sponsored by the Conflict Management Center (CMC) and PARCC.  Dr. Neu is a conflict resolution specialist and Founder and Senior Associate of Facilitating Peace, a consulting network that has worked with governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations. She has engaged in conflict analysis, mediation, facilitation, dialogue processes, and women’s inclusion in peace processes for more than 20 years.  She has led mediation efforts in the Republic of Congo, Mali, Sudan, and Uganda and has assisted in conflict resolution and national dialogue processes in Albania, Bosnia, the Central African Republic, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Estonia, and Madagascar.  Neu was the first Team Leader for the United Nations’ Standby Team of Mediation Experts and founding Executive Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.  At USD, she co-created the Women PeaceMakers Program as well as the Masters Program in Peace & Justice Studies in which she taught.  As Senior Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, she advised former President Jimmy Carter on conflicts in more than two dozen countries.  Neu has a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Southern California and has published on conflict resolution, negotiations, sociolinguistics, and international war crimes tribunals.  She has taught at the University of Southern California, Penn State University, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland), Emory University, and the University of San Diego. She was a senior Fulbright scholar in Poland and a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. 
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