Juliette Shedd

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Titles and Organizations

Associate Dean, Carter School
Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Carter School

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-3650
Campus: Arlington
Building: Arlington: Vernon Smith Hall
Room 5112B
Mail Stop: 4D3

Biography

Dr. Juliette Shedd is the Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University. She teaches research and practice methods courses and on terrorism, peacebuilding, media and conflict, extremism, global conflicts, and ideologies.  She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a BA in Political Science and Psychology from George Washington University.  Her research includes work on the relationship of media to conflict, specifically focused on media coverage of terrorism and the role of women in political violence.  She is an active practitioner working internationally on peacebuilding in divided communities and developing local leadership capacity with communities in Ukraine, Serbia, Myanmar, and Central Asia. Locally, she works with communities to collaboratively address contentious local issues.  These projects include media literacy and dialogue training, conflict resolution in schools, police-community engagement, and supporting community engagement processes for local government on issues like confederate legacy street names and monuments.   Her projects are funded by local governments, the Virginia Department of Education, USAID, the Department of State, and nonprofit organizations. She leads the Carter Schools administrative staff, budget and administrative processes, and new program and partnership development.  She has shepherded the Carter School's efforts to respond to the Covid 19 pandemic and to build upon effective distance education offerings along with overseeing a wide range of innovations in experiential and service learning.

Honors and Awards

  • James Wood Award for Town-Gown Relations, George Mason University, Awarded for partnership with Fairfax County Public Libraries, 2018 Awarded for Partnership with Fairfax City, 2021
  • Gordon Conable Award, Public Library Association of the American Library Association, Presented to Fairfax County Public Library in recognition of the Hot Topics collaboration, June 2019
  • Recognition by the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees for work on Hot Topics, May, 2019
  • Leadership Arlington Class of 2018
  • Virginia Senior Leadership Seminar 2017-18, Virginia Network, ACE
  • Honorable Mention award to the Fall 2016 project in the Peer to Peer Challenging Extremism challenge for the Departments of State and Homeland Security, February 1, 2017
  • Fairfax County, Neighborhood and Community Services Distinguished Partner Award, May 2016
  • Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist, Office of Personnel Management, 2005

In the News

  • Point of View opens—A place for conflict conversation, transformation
    Published on April 4, 2016
    Full article
  • Conflict Resolution Educators Converge on Mason for Annual Conference
    Published on June 1, 2015
  • Female suicide bombers; Misguided media; Karadzic at the Hague
    Published on July 30, 2008
    Full article

Presentations and Performances

  • Brown Bag Series - Is All News Good News?: Media Coverage of Terrorism
    Mar 5 2013 | Fairfax Campus
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense: Mefi Ruthvianna Geary - An Insight Analysis of the Disengagement of Radicals in Indonesia
    Apr 19 2016 | Metropolitan Building
  • Building Sustainable Peace: Roundtable Discussion
    Apr 18 2016 | Metropolitan Building

Degrees

  • PhD, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • MS, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • BA, Political science & Psychology, George Washington University