Dennis J.D. Sandole is a founding member of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) and Professor of Conflict Resolution and International Relations at George Mason University. He has been awarded a William C. Foster Fellowship with the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), a NATO Research Fellowship, and Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Sandole also served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBMs) negotiations in Vienna. His most recent publications include Conflict Management and Problem Solving: Interpersonal to International Applications, (1987) and Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice: Integration and Application, (1993) as well as Capturing the Complexity of Conflict: Dealing with Violent Ethnic Conflicts of the Post-Cold War Era (1999).

Earl Conteh-Morgan is Professor of International Studies at University of South Florida, Tampa. He is the author of several books and articles on conflict and militarization, democratization, and North-South relations. A PhD from Northwestern University, Dr Conteh-Morgan was a 1995/96 Nobel Institute Senior Research Fellow.

Marlies Galenkamp is currently Lecturer in legal philosophy in the Department of Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 1993 she defended her PhD Thesis Individualism versus Collectivism: The Concept of Collective Rights (a new edition is in press). Her current research centers around themes such as multiculturalism, ethnic and religious minorities and group identities within liberal democracies.

Brian Polkinghorn is a faculty member in the Department of Dispute Resolution, Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Polkinghorn’s primary research and teaching interest is in the development of environmental policy and environmental dispute intervention. He conducts field research in places such as Chile, Columbia, South Africa, Israel, the West Bank, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and across the United States.