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Career Paths

Graduates of Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution are working in international aid and development as:
  • Regional Advisor for Catholic Relief Services
  • Deputy Country Manager for World Vision
  • Program officer for Family Health International, and the Center for Disease Control
Recent graduates have obtained management positions as:
  • Project manager for NASA
  • Consultant in program management
  • Manager for the International Rescue Committee
  • Program officer in the United Nations Development Program

Some recent graduates are training professionals in conflict resolution, or teaching at universities. Others have taken positions in labor union organizing and as corporate compliance officers.

Conflict resolution is an expanding field. Opportunities include:

  • School peer-mediation (useful together with teacher certification).
  • Intercultural communication and diplomacy; race relations.
  • Federal or state government alternative dispute resolution programs, such as the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service.
  • University or corporate dispute resolution offices.
  • International Non-Governmental and Inter-governmental Organizations, including the World Bank’s Post-Conflict Unit, that do international peace-building,  humanitarian, and development work.
  • For-profit dispute mediation groups (often useful together with a law degree).
  • Policy research.
  • Legislative lobbying, petitioning and protest action. and public education.
  • University offices that handle conflict, such as the Dean of Students office.
  • Peace-building specialists within US or inter-governmental relief and development organizations (prior experience via internships and language skills).
  • The restorative justice field, including non-profit organizations, justice, or social service departments.
  • Consulting about conflict, conflict assessment and forecasting.
  • Multinational corporations and private investment firms concerned about conflict.
  • Environmental and public-policy conflicts.
  • Facilitation and dialogue.