Conflict professionals can be found in any discipline or line of work, because everyone can benefit from peaceful dispute resolution and collaborative problem solving. Each semester we will profile our MA alumni who are applying their degree in their professional lives. Read below to learn more about the ways you can integrate a MA in Peace and Conflict Studies into your career, or use the degree as a means to open new doors and possibilities.
Winnipeg, Canada. He is an artist/photographer and was a North Carolina community college instructor. After 25 years of teaching and as department head of Photographic Technology at Randolph Community College he retired to pursue his proposed Ph.D. thesis topic: Visioning peace: exploring the non-verbal agency of photography to transform conflict and build communities of peace and justice.
Chuck has contributed to two new books in the field: Peace on Earth and Transformative Change and was published in the first volume of the Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis at UNCG. This fall he was honored as the recipient of the Kanee Mauro Scholars fellowship from the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College in the University of Manitoba.
“Having just completed by first semester at the Mauro Centre I am totally awed by the experience. The depth of my professors, the high level of readings and discussion and the wide diversity of my fellow students is so impressive it creates a wonderful learning and researching environment. Thanks to the solid foundation I received from my professors and mentors in the PACS department at UNCG I feel well prepared for what I’ve encountered at the Ph.D. level.” Chuck has been asked to teach in the UNCG PACS online undergraduate program beginning Fall 2016.
immigrants and refugees, particularly Nepali-speaking newcomers and ethnic Nepalis from Bhutan. Currently, Narayan serves as the Refugee Outreach Coordinator at Senior Resources of Guilford, President of the Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC), and President ofGreensboro International Soccer League of the Triad (GISLT). Narayan is also pursuing his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern. His research interests are refugee and immigration issues, sports as a tool for conflict resolution, and indigenous systems of conflict resolution.
Crystal Lee is Co-founder and President of The LEEdership Institute, a faith-based nonprofit organization specializing in leadership development for emerging leaders, conflict resolution consultation and training, women’s economic empowerment, and community social justice. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University. Crystal is a master connector, skilled at meeting others at points of commonality, and has emerged as a respected voice of wisdom in intractable situations.