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YPFP DC: Introduction to International Conflict Resolution: A Conversation with Daniel Serwer
Please join us for our first event within the International Conflict Resolution module: A Conversation with Daniel Serwer, Professor of Conflict Management, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Dr. Serwer will be providing a background on the foundational elements of international conflict resolution as well as his relevant experience in the field.
Please note: Participants should look at Daniel Serwer's blog, http://www.peacefare.net/, before the event to get a better sense of what he is currently working on and the issues at hand.
Daniel Serwer (Ph.D., Princeton) is a Professor of Conflict Management, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is also a Scholar at the Middle East Institute.
Formerly Vice President for Centers of Peacebuilding Innovation at the United States Institute of Peace (2009-10), he led teams there working on rule of law, religion, economics, media, technology, security sector governance and gender. He was previously Vice President for Peace and Stability Operations at USIP, where he led its peacebuilding work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and the Balkans and served as Executive Director of the Hamilton/Baker Iraq Study Group. Serwer has worked on preventing interethnic and sectarian conflict in Iraq and has facilitated dialogue between Serbs and Albanians in the Balkans.
He was a minister-counselor at the Department of State, serving from 1994 to 1996 as U.S. special envoy and coordinator for the Bosnian Federation, mediating between Croats and Muslims and negotiating the first agreement reached at the Dayton peace talks. From 1990 to 1993, he was deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, where he led a major diplomatic mission through the end of the Cold War and the first Gulf War.
Daniel Serwer blogs at www.peacefare.net and tweets @DanielSerwer