Unit: School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Hubs: Climate, Environment
Location: 602 Truland Building, Arl, MSN: 4D3
Dr. Sara Cobb, (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is a Professor at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University, where she was also the Director for 8 years. In this context she teaches and conducts research on the relationship between narrative and violent conflict; she is also the Director of the Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution at S-CAR that provides a hub for scholarship on narrative approaches to conflict analysis and resolution.
Formerly, she was the Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and has held positions at a variety of tier one research institutions such as University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Connecticut, and more recently at the University of Amsterdam. She has also consulted to and/or conducted training for a host of public and private organizations, including UN High Commission on Refugees, UNDP, La Caxia Bank, and Exxon, the American Bar Association, Fox Learning Academy as well as a number of universities in Europe and Latin America. Dr. Cobb is widely published. At present, her book, The Politics of Narrative in Conflict Analysis and Resolution” is under contract at Oxford University Press.
She has been a leader in the fields of negotiation and conflict resolution studies, conducting research on the practice of neutrality, as well as the production of “turning points” and “critical moments” in negotiation processes. Some of this research is based on case studies from her field research in Guatemala, Chile, Rwanda and the Netherlands. The blend of academic research, program develop
Ph.D, Communication, 1988, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.Ed., Counseling, 1980, University of Puget Sound
B.A. English (Honors),1973, Albertus Magnus College
Race & Racism, Capacity Building,Civil Society, Civil War, Democracy and Democratization, Monitoring,Narrative, Conflict Resolution,Facilitation, Psychology, Culture,Program Design, Program Implementation, Qualitative Skills,Research, Development, Dialogue,Structural Violence, Training,Diplomacy, Program Administration,Education, Ethics, Environment,Genocide, Identity, Human Rights,Immigration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, International Relations, Justice, Mediation, Mental Health, Narrative, Negotiation,PeaceBuilding, Politics, Reconciliation,Refugees, Security, Terrorism,Violence, Youth