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    Advocacy and Activism - The advent of the Internet, an increased emphasis on globalism and the proliferation of network theory...

    Collaborative Governance - Collaboration is an essential tool in an increasingly interconnected world. We examine how collaborative govern...

     

    Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts - The rapid growth of industry and the intense competition for natural resources have brought...

    International and Intra-state Conflicts - We strive to understand the transformation of largescale destructive conflicts involving...

     
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    Registration for PARCC Summer Institute Courses began Wednesday, March 18th.   This summer's three courses are online:

    Collaborative and Participatory Governance: Developing Collaborative Competencies for Managers, Julia Carboni, PST/PAI 732, Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15 (9 am-5 pm) and Saturday, May 16 (9 am -1 pm)

    This course enhances communication and rapport-building skills to interact more effectively and solve problems creatively. It provides a foundation in reflective listening, problem solving, assertion, and managing conflicts among needs and values. The course includes theory, demonstrations, skill practice, and critique, as well as a workplace mediation component. It is designed to have immediate and wide applicability in interpersonal and group settings.

    Negotiation:  Theory and Practice, Robert Rubinstein, ANT 424/ANT 624, Sunday, May 17 (4-9 pm) and Monday, May 18 through Friday May 22 (9 am -5 pm) 

    This course introduces negotiation theory and the skills associated with successful practice. It explores tensions between distributive and integrative negotiation, principles of interest-based negotiation, importance of preparation, sources of power, role of culture, and ways to overcome dirty tricks and other barriers to successful negotiation. An interactive learning approach is featured, using lecture, discussion, exercises and simulations, to build personal capacities for successful negotiating. Exercises include two- person to more complex multi-party negotiations, in both domestic and international cases. 

    Mediation: Theory and Practice, Neil Katz, PST 421/SOS 621, Tuesday, May 26 through Saturday May 30 (8:30 am-5 pm)

    Whether conflicts are small-scale roommate disputes or involve groups of individuals like labor-management problems, mediators tend to primarily use similar skill sets to bring parties together to creatively craft solutions acceptable to the parties. This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of third party mediation approaches to facilitate resolution of disputes in a variety of settings including the workplace, everyday neighbor/community disputes,  campus racial disputes, and others. We will also examine different models of mediation practiced today including transformative, narrative, and problem-solving.  Learning approaches include lectures, demonstrations, ample time for practice mediations, coaching, films, and presentations by expert mediators.

    Current SU students should register on MySlice.  Non-matriculated students should register through University College.  

     

    Participatory Budgeting in Public Schools.  Tina Nabatchi and Catherine Gerard are working with the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) to design and implement a 3-year Participatory Budgeting (PB) process in 7 schools.  Participatory Budgeting (PB) will engage students, parents, teachers, staff, and the community in making decisions about how to allocate funds to improve student success. Year 1 of the project begins now and will be complete by June 30, 2020.  

    State Department Official Visit to PARCC.  PARCC and Career Services hosted Matt Steinhelfer, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) on Feb. 28 for a talk with students about careers followed by a formal presentation.  In his role, Matt leads the Bureau’s efforts to anticipate, prevent, and respond to conflict and instability in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. A Civil Servant, he brings a wealth of qualitative and quantitative analysis, program management, organizational development, and regional expertise to the bureau.


     Maxwell Student Conversation on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.  Student Associates from PARCC facilitated the Maxwell Student Conversation on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 1-3 pm in the Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall.  All Maxwell graduate and undergraduate students were invited to join other students for a conversation discussing ideas and vision for a more inclusive Maxwell community.  


    Overcoming Intractable Conflicts cover New book published by PARCC Faculty.   Overcoming Intractable Conflicts: New Approaches to Constructive Transformation, edited by Miriam Elman, Catherine Gerard, Galia Golan, and Louis Kriesberg, brings together work from Syracuse University faculty, guests, and a broad group of scholars from Israeli universities. It is an update of Intractable Conflicts and their Transformation (Kriesberg, Thorson, and Northrup, 1989) to include more disciplines. Receive a 30% discount if you enter the code RLINEW19 at the checkout when you order from www.rowman.com.


     

    PARCC Logo2020 Annual Teaching Case and Simulation Competition. To further stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Syracuse University Maxwell School is sponsoring its twelfth annual competition of E-PARCC.  Competition funding: $5,000 prize for best teaching case and additional $1,000 honorable mention prizes.  For more details, please see the E-PARCC website.



    Julia CarboniNabatchi PhotoCarboni and Nabatchi publish Minnowbrook at 50 Conference Report "Assessing the Past and Future of Public Administration: Reflections from the Minnowbrook at 50 Conference" was published by the IBM Center for The Business of Government. The report, written by Tina Nabatchi and Julia Carboni, provides a recap of the Minnowbrook at 50 discussions, summarizes insights from participants, and presents relevant issues and recommendations.9/20/2019


    Farhana Sultana
    New book edited by PARCC Research Director Farhana Sultana
    . The book is titled “Water Politics: Governance, Justice and the Right to Water.” 9/19/19



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