ICAR’s Warfield Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted: October 23, 2009 at 1:04 am, Last Updated: October 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Wallace Warfield

Wallace Warfield

Wallace Warfield, PhD Public Policy ’01 and associate professor in Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), has won the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).

The award was presented at the ACR’s annual conference held earlier this month in Atlanta. Warfield was the conference’s keynote speaker. Click here to see the presentation of the award.

The award was given for Warfield’s “lifetime contribution to the field of conflict resolution,” including his mentorship of younger scholars.

Prior to joining ICAR, Warfield was a distinguished visiting fellow at the Administrative Conference of the United States.

Warfield also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service as acting director and associate director for field coordination in the national office, as well as acting regional director, deputy regional director and mediator in the New York office.

Before joining the Department of Justice, he served as the deputy director of the Lower West Side (New York) Community Corporation. Prior to that, he was a street gang worker with the New York City Youth Board.

Warfield teaches laboratory-simulation, practicum and theory courses. His field work has involved interventions and training in complex, multiparty conflicts involving communities and organizations in the United States and abroad. Along with other ICAR faculty members, he has conducted research and training projects in conflict settings in Africa and South America, including conflict zones of peace in Colombia.

Warfield is a member of the Editorial Board of Negotiations Journal and has written a number of publications in the field of conflict analysis and resolution. He is a past president of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and a member of the Board of Reference of the Conflict Transformation Program, Eastern Mennonite University.

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