Druckman Awarded Lynch Chair

Posted: December 6, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Daniel Druckman, professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), was awarded the Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Chair of Conflict Resolution. Edwin and Helen Lynch, major ICAR contributors, endowed the chair in 1987 in memory of his parents.

During his three-year term, Druckman plans to work on a set of projects that will generate and utilize conflict resolution theory and research findings. The projects include preparing an ICAR doctoral course textbook–Doing Research: Methods of Inquiry for Conflict Analysis–and enhancing the negotiation software package he developed with the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology. He also plans to continue his development of curricula for new conflict resolution programs in universities in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Druckman, who began teaching at George Mason in 1984, has been the coordinator of ICAR’s doctoral program since 1997. He received a teaching excellence award from George Mason in 1998 and has won national awards for his work on negotiation and on nationalism. Druckman’s numerous publications include recent articles in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Group Decision and Negotiation, and International Negotiation. In addition, he has written, cowritten, or edited 11 books.

The Lynch Chair has been previously held by James Laue and past ICAR director Kevin Clements.

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