Robert Ricigliano

Robert RiciglianoRob Ricigliano is the Director of Institute of World Affairs, and the Peace Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee where he teaches International Mediation and Negotiation through the Department of Communication. He has worked most recently on the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has been involved in peacebuilding interventions in Russia, Georgia, Colombia, South Africa, and elsewhere. Mr. Ricigliano served on the first U.S. team ever to teach negotiation at the Soviet Foreign Ministry's Diplomatic Academy in Moscow and has trained diplomats and other government officials from Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. He has developed core programs in diplomatic and governmental negotiation, preventive diplomacy, and inter-group conflict management. In a wide variety of corporate settings, Mr. Ricigliano has done consulting, mediation, and training in negotiation, creating a value-based client relationship, and managing difficult conversations. Mr. Ricigliano was a founding board member of the Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution, a consortium of leading conflict resolution NGOs and academic centers. He served as Executive Director of the Conflict Management Group and was Associate Director of the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School. His writings on negotiation and peace processes include Networks of Effective Action: Implementing a Holistic Approach to Peacebuilding, Cold War, Redux: A Critique of and Alternative to the War on Terrorism, The Choardic Peace Process, and Supporting the Peace Process in the DRC: A Track 1.5 Facilitation Effort. His J.D. is from the Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Hamilton College.

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