Alumni

Conflict Resolution Alumni work in fields such as business, government, education, health care and international humanitarian work. Our International Relations Alumni work in a variety of government and non-government organizations, academia, and international humanitarian institutions.

United Nations Director of Mediation, Deborah Mendez is a Conflict Resolution Alum Read More

Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Mendez was managing director and founding partner of the Institute for Dispute Resolution Ltd., a private firm in Trinidad and Tobago. In this role, she was involved in mediating workplace issues, cases related to family and divorce, as well as community, commercial and court-referred disputes.

Conflict Resolution Alum Sarah Gyorog is Director of the Restorative Justice Programming at the Center for Women in Transition in St. Louis, Missouri.  She works with women who are returning to the community from prison and jail, educating them on Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices.  Sarah is working towards a stronger restorative justice movement in St. Louis and collaborates with a small coalition of people committed to a more restorative response to the criminal justice system and in other areas including schools.  She also volunteers as a mediator in a community mediation program.

International Relations Alum Daniel Zaleznik is Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Nauru to the United Nations in their capacity as Chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) Group. Daniel supports the work of the Pacific in multilateral negotiations related to sustainable development, oceans and climate change at United Nations Headquarters in New York. His work has included helping to coordinate Pacific positions for the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and a new treaty for protection of biodiversity on the high-seas.

Conflict Resolution Alum David D’Alessandro works for the Department of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services at Colorado State University as a Conflict Resolution Coordinator. He helps students navigate complicated situations, difficult conversations, and with conflict coaching.  He also facilitates conflict management training, social justice workshops, retreats, and works with men to understand masculinity’s role in - and how to end - men’s violence against women. 

International Relations Alum, Aung Tun, works for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a national governance expert. He works on issues such as anti-corruption measures, institutional reform, public management issues and capacity building.  Read more about his 2105 research work commissioned by the Pyoe Pin Programme in Burma and reports on state of party politics in Myanmar. >

Alum Jovonte Santos is Mediator/Trainer at MCADConflict Resolution Alum Jovonte Santos is a Mediator/Trainer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) which is state’s chief civil rights agency charged with the authority to investigate, prosecute, adjudicate and resolve cases of discrimination.  Santos also teaches Conflict Resolution & Negotiations at Lasell College.

Conflict Resolution Alum Adam Barak Kleinberger's article Out of the Office: The Future of Ombuds Involvement appeared in the International Ombudsman Association Newsletter, The Independent Voice. "What if everyone knew what an ombudsman is? What if everyone knew how to pronounce the word? Sound implausible?" Read More. Adam is the Associate Ombudsman at Boston University and was a guest speaker at a recent Colloquium. Read More.

Conflict Resolution Alum Ify Malo  is a clean energy advocate and entrepreneur, promoting Energy Access and addressing Energy Poverty using Renewable Energy. She is co-founder of Clean Tech Hub and Energy Innovation Center in Nigeria which is an incubator for new ideas on Renewable Energy and the ‘Power For All’ campaign which focuses on Decentralized and Distributed Renewables as the quickest way of achieving Energy access in Nigeria. She was recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship in 2015 . Read more 

Conflict Resolution alumnus, Joshua A. Gordan is Founder and Senior Practitioner for the Sports Conflict Institute. He specializes in sports related conflict management building on a history of contexts that have included business-to-business, organizational change, energy, environmental, real estate and housing, family, and gang-related conflict and disputes. He especially appreciates and enjoys complex, multi-party conflict that requires non-traditional solutions to impasse. Read More about Josh.>

Conflict Resolution Alum Colin Rule is Chairman and COO of online dispute provider Modria Inc. Check out his piece on How the Internet is Changing the Way Disputes are Resolved  Read More  Also, watch Colin's video on Online Dispute Resolution.>

 

 

 

 

Larry Hunt Testimonial I completed the certificate program in Conflict Resolution at UMass Boston and I can say with certitude that the skills I developed in this program have done more to enhance and bolster my abilities as an HR leader (at Tufts University, The J Paul Getty Trust, and now as Associate VP HR at Smith College)  than any other educational or professional development I have received throughout my career.  I highly endorse the UMass program to professional in Human Resources and many other professions.  

Centurion Alum Ben Slomoff - Graduate of Conflict Resolution Master's Program started a twilight career at 83. Currently residing outside of Oakland, California, he still works as a court mediator and acts as a neutral arbitrator on disputes in the field of financial securities.Read More For the past 17 years, Slomoff has generously funded the Annual Sylvia and Benjamin Slomoff Lectureship in Conflict Resolution.

Major Jeffery Cox, an alumnus of the Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution Forms Veteran's Court Consortium Read More

Conflict Resolution Certificate Graduate Lisette Smith, CEO at Mediation Works Inc (MWI) a nationally recognized dispute resolution firm. Read More

Conflict Resolution Master's Graduate Marcus Stergio, Commercial and Corporate Program Coordinator at Mediation Works Inc (MWI) a nationally recognized dispute resolution firm. Read More

Fear Comes to School: Mediating Among Parents Around Ebola by Conflict Resolution Alum Richard Barbieri Read More

Conflict Resolution Alum, Doren Pely, Publishes Essay in Foreign Policy in Focus Read More

Camillo Azcarate, Alum of the Conflict Resolution Master's program is Manager of Mediation Services at the World Bank Group. Read More

Dillon Zhou, MSPA/International Relations Alum, works as a Foreign Teacher at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu. Read More

International Relation Alum Jeffrey Range is a collaborative conflict management specialist, working with international and domestic clients Read More