George Mason University
4400 University Drive,
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Sara Cobb - Director
Faculty: 13 members teach in both the doctoral and master's
programs, and a number of other George Mason University and associate
faculty teach courses in the program, assist on doctoral dissertation
committees, or are members of the Faculty Liaison Committee.
Mission: Where faculty and students are committed to the
development of theory, research, and practice that interrupts the cycle
of violence. ICAR offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and the Master
of Science (M.S.) degrees in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Both
degree programs provide students an opportunity to advance our
collective knowledge about the construction and evolution of significant
and persistent conflicts, both locally and globally.
ICAR supports an adult learning model where students bring cultural
differences, life and career experience and varied interests to the
Institute, which, in concert with rigorous academic curriculum, anchors
their expertise as reflective practitioners. In working groups, courses,
workshops and internships, students are encouraged to develop research
agenda, drawing on interests and experience, that expand the boundaries
of our understanding of conflict processes.