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Multi-Track Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

Ended Jan 22, 2018

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CATOES002 Multi-Track Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation

  • An intensive evening and weekend program of experiential learning and new perspectives on ways to resolve conflict and build a lasting peace, in day-to-day local situations as well as in complex national and international conflicts. The workshop aims to develop the concepts and professional skills needed to facilitate transformation of complex societal conflicts, including ethnic, religious or cultural tensions, using techniques of multi-track diplomacy. These techniques, applicable at all levels of society, provide an essential complement to official (“first track”) diplomacy and police work, from conflicts in families or local communities, to dealing with political instability, terrorism, or insurgent activities. Offered in a face-to-face learning environment.
  • CATOES003 is strongly recommended as a concurrent workshop.
  • Meets January 2-22, 2018: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:00pm - 9:15pm, and one Friday, January 19, 6-9:15pm. (Snow Day make-up if needed: January 20-21).
  • Offered by the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM), Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland College Park.
  • Instructors: Professor Edy Kaufman and Professor John Davies are Senior Associates with CIDCM, which has pioneered the development and application of multi-track diplomacy for resolving protracted ethnic, nationalist and other complex societal conflicts since the early 1980’s. They’re co-directors of CIDCM’s Partners in Conflict & Peacebuilding Program and have collaborated over 25 years in leading conflict transformation workshops in the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, South Asia & Africa. Also, Edy Kaufman has been Executive Director of the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace in Jerusalem; and John Davies has trained UN peacekeepers, and helped build and run global & regional conflict early warning/response networks.
  • Workshops do not post to the UMD transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither grade nor credit is earned. Students do not receive a University ID card and will not have access to University facilities such as recreation, transportation, and campus events. Workshop students may access UMD Libraries as “Visitors”; see All students who enroll in UMD non-credit workshops are subject to the rules, policies and regulations found at and

Enrollment: October 24, 2017 to January 2, 2018