Dialogue / Conflict Resolution Strategies

Possible individual career pathways within the Dialogue / Conflict Resolution Strategies field: 

  • Arts-based approaches to social transformation
  • Conflict monitoring and early warning
  • Cross-cultural contact programs
  • Inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and intercultural dialogue
  • Language interpreting or teaching 
  • Local peacebuilding institutes and training
  • Mediation or dispute settlement 
  • Reconciliation
  • Violence prevention or resolution

Select alumni that work in this field:

Shamsia Ramadan, M.A. ’10

 Shamsia Ramadan is Program Manager for Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Capacity for Inter-religious Community Action, an organization working in six African countries to help communities deal with conflicts.

Shamsia Ramadan

Nell Bolton, M.A. ’03

Nell Bolton is Senior Technical Advisor for Justice and Peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Nell Bolton

Matt Guynn, M.A. ’96

Matt Guynn is director of nonviolent social change for On Earth Peace, a Christian peacebuilding organization in Portland, Oregon.

Matt Guynn

Larisa Deriglazova, M.A. ’95

Larisa Deriglazova is a professor of world politics and Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Tomsk State University in Russia. 

Larisa Deriglazova

Martin Ewi, M.A. ’01

Martin Ewi is Technical Coordinator of the ENACT (Enhancing Africa's Response to Transnational Organized Crime) Project at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

Martin Ewi

Brian Ikaika Klein, B.A. ’08

Brian Ikaika Klein is a Ph.D. candidate in environmental science, policy, and management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Brian  Ikaika Klein

Myla Leguro, M.A. ’10

Myla Leguro is the Program Director for Advancing Interreligious Peacebuilding (AIP), part of Catholic Relief Services in Mindanao, Phillippines. 

Myla Leguro

Irene Perureña , M.A. ’91

Irene Perureña is the Executive Vice President of Ciudad del Saber (City of Knowledge) Foundation in Panama City. 

Irene Perureña

Jill Sternberg, M.A. ’90

Jill Sternberg works with the people of Timor-Leste to build and support the country’s young democracy.

Jill Sternberg

Noah Salameh, M.A. ’94

Noah Salameh is the director and co-founder of the Center for Conflict Resolution in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Noah Salameh

S.P. Udayakumar, M.A. ’90

S.P. Udayakumar founded and directs the South Asian Community Centre for Education and Research (SACCER) in Tamil Nadu, India.

S.P. Udayakumar

Peter Quaranto, B.A. ’06

Peter Quaranto traveled to northern Uganda when he was a Notre Dame junior majoring in political science and peace studies.

Peter Quaranto