Cobb Named New ICAR Director

Posted: March 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Sara Cobb, currently the executive director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a lecturer on dispute resolution at the MIT Department of Urban Planning, has been named the new director for the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR). She will join the university by Aug. 15.

Cobb has an extensive background in conflict resolution, as well as family therapy and communication. She earned her B.A. in English from Albertus Magnus College, her M.Ed. in counseling from the University of Puget Sound, and her Ph.D. in communication from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Cobb began her career as an English teacher before working in the field of mediation and conflict resolution.

In 1995, Cobb received the American Psychological Association’s “Psychotherapy with Women Award,” in recognition of substantial and outstanding contributions to theory, practice, and research of psychotherapy with women. Her extensive publications include conflict resolution, communication, and therapeutic themes. Many of Cobb’s works are in Spanish, her second language.

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