BERNIE MAYER, PH.D. Professor of Conflict Resolution
Bernie Mayer, Ph.D., is an icon in the world of conflict resolution. With over 35 years of experience in the field, he was a founding partner at CDR Associates, the internationally recognized mediation and conflict resolution organization, and originally trained as a psychotherapist. He has worked across the globe as a mediator, facilitator, teacher, trainer, dispute systems designer, and program administrator. A true scholar as well as leading practitioner in the field, Mayer is the author of many works, including the books Beyond Neutrality: Confronting the Crisis in Conflict Resolution, Staying with Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes, The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide, The Dynamics of Conflict: A Guide to Engagement and Intervention, 2nd Edition, and now his most recent work, The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes. He was previously on the faculty of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and has taught at Southern Methodist University, the Queens Industrial Relations Centre, the University of Colorado, Antioch University, the Central European University (Budapest), University of Warsaw, and Colorado State University, among others. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Work with an emphasis on conflict resolution from the University of Denver.
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