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Global Programs: Northern Ireland | Faculty

Leadership and Conflict Resolution: Northern Ireland and Beyond

R.M. Douglas, an Irish historian, is Professor and Chairman of the History Department at Colgate University (New York), where he specialises in the study of the Second World War and the postwar era in Europe. The author of five books and numerous articles, he was recently named one of the best 300 university professors in North America by the Princeton Review. His new book, Les expulsés, has previously been published in the United States and Germany, where it has become a national best-seller; Polish and Turkish translations will appear later this year. This book was chosen by La Presse as one of the twelve best titles of the year; the English version was also named one of the 15 best books of 2012 by The Atlantic Monthly.

Nukhet Sandal is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio University.  She received her Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from University of Southern California in 2010.  Dr. Sandal was a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute of International Studies at Brown University between 2010-2013, where she taught classes on conflict resolution, crisis decision-making and leadership. Dr. Sandal has published articles in the European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, Alternatives, Political Studies, West European Politics, Human Rights Quarterly and Canadian Journal of Political Science.  Her article, “Religious Actors as Epistemic Communities in Conflict Transformation: The Cases of Northern Ireland and South Africa” was awarded the “Best 2011 Article in Review of International Studies” by BISA/Cambridge University Press. Her book (with Jonathan Fox), Religion in International Relations Theory: Interactions and Possibilities came out in 2013 from Routledge, and her book manuscript on the role of religious actors in the Northern Irish conflict transformation process is currently under review.

Molly Wallace is Hood House Lecturer of International Affairs at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches courses on war and political violence, nonviolent action, the ethics of war and peace, and global politics.  Previously, she served as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Brown University, after earning her Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown (with specializations in the sub-fields of international relations and political theory).  Her research explores the role of nonviolent action in global politics with a particular focus on the work of Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international NGO engaged in nonviolent intervention/civilian peacekeeping in Sri Lanka, where she conducted field research in 2008.  While at Brown, she also served as a volunteer mediator with the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island.  Prior to her graduate studies, Molly earned her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Mount Holyoke College and then worked for several years in Washington, DC, at NGOs in the fields of conflict resolution and international affairs.  She has taught Leadership and Conflict Resolution with Brown’s Leadership Institute for the past five summers and is excited about taking it to Northern Ireland this summer.