International agreements cap School of Conflict Management opening


KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 21, 2018)As part of its official opening last week, Kennesaw State University’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development (SCMPD) expanded its reach with the signing of two memoranda of understanding that will widen the scope of its conflict resolution education and provide mediation training throughout Mexico.

An agreement between the University and the United States Institute of Peace, an independent, government-funded organization designed to prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict around the world, will give Kennesaw State access to USIP’s Global Campus online curriculum. Kennesaw State will be listed as one of USIP’s official academic partners.

A second agreement between SCMPD and Bi-National Group, a nonprofit that promotes collaborations and provides legal support services, will help train and support thousands of mediators, judges and attorneys across Mexico. The agreement follows constitutional changes there that require the use of restorative justice practices like mediation and related processes for all criminal and civil cases.

“We celebrate the official opening as well as the growing impact of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development, and the expansion of its ability to transform the methods, practice, and impact of resolving conflict across the globe through education and training,” said Robin Dorff, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which houses the SCMPD.

Complete story available at KSU News.