ICAR Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted: July 11, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Daniel Druckman, Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), received the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s 2003 conference in Melbourne, Australia. He also received the annual award for outstanding article in a refereed journal.

The lifetime achievement award recognizes an individual whose life and work over a period of decades have generated outstanding contributions to the field of conflict management. Druckman’s work is an outstanding example of science and practice with wide impact that crosses disciplines as well as the boundaries of theory and practice, says Bruce Barry, IACM president, in an announcement in SIGNAL, the association’s publication.

Druckman’s award-winning article, “Turning Points in International Negotiation: A Comparative Analysis,” appeared in The Journal of Conflict Resolution.

In addition to his position at ICAR, Druckman also holds a faculty appointment at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has directed many projects at the National Research Council and has held senior positions at several research consulting firms.

Druckman’s publications include 11 authored or edited books and more than 125 articles and chapters on negotiating behavior, nationalism and group identity, group processes, peacekeeping, political stability, nonverbal communication, enhancing human performance, and modeling methodologies. He is a coeditor of the forthcoming ICAR textbook Conflict: From Analysis to Intervention. Druckman received the 1995 Otto Klineberg Award for Intercultural and International Relations from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for his work on nationalism. He also received a Teaching Excellence award from George Mason in 1998.

The conference also recognized John Burton, ICAR director in the mid-1980s, with a plaque characterizing him as a Pioneer of the Field. The plaque was presented by ICAR visiting professor Dean Pruitt and taken to Burton at his home in Canberra.

Write to at