Type: School event

Why does diplomacy fail?

This event is not open to the public. A two-part simulation exercise:


CONFLICT RESOLUTION SIMULATION by Joyce Neu, PhD, Founder of Facilitating Peace

Date & time

Jan 26, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm EST


Weill 1110, Betty Ford Classroom
735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Dr. Neu will review principals of conflict resolution theory and practice, and introduce the case study for the next day's simulation.


Students will apply fundamentals of negotiation on particular problem-solving techniques within the simulation exercise.


JOYCE NEU, PhD, has been engaged in conflict assessment, mediation, dialogue processes, facilitation, evaluation, and advising at the official and/or unofficial level for 20+ years in sub-Saharan Africa, the Baltics, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Cyprus, and Sri Lanka.

She was the first team leader for the United Nations’ Standby Team of Mediation Experts deployed to assist Special Envoys of the Secretary-General with peace processes and traveled to the Central African Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Senegal. She has consulted with the U.S. State Department in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar, and Rwanda; has facilitated discussions among Sudanese women’s political party movements and women’s NGOs during the (north-south) war in Sudan; was founding executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego; and as Senior Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, advised former President Jimmy Carter on conflicts in more than two dozen countries and led mediation efforts with heads of state and opposition groups on his behalf in the Republic of Congo, Mali, and Sudan and Uganda.

Dr. Neu advises on peacemaking and peacebuilding, including dialogue processes, with a special interest in gender inclusion. She has served as consultant to the UN, Government of Norway, International Criminal Court and unofficial organizations. From 2006 – 2007, she was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC conducting research on the impact of international criminal tribunals on peace processes (published in Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, February 2012). She has published articles on conflict resolution, negotiations, and sociolinguistics and has given talks and conducted trainings around the world.

Please join us for this fantastic opportunity in simulation exercise.

Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments will be served.