Signing of two memoranda of understanding to widen the scope of SCMPD's conflict resolution education 


KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 29, 2018)On March 15, 2017, The School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development signed two new contracts to expand the reach of the School's conflict resolution education and to 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.

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