Conflict Resolution Events

Fall 2021 Conflict Resolution Events

Upcoming events, fall 2021

Faculty Book Launch: Frank Vogl

The Enablers: How the West Supports Kleptocrats and Corruption – Endangering Our Democracy

Friday, November 19

Past events, fall 2021

In the News: Next Steps for External Actors in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 9, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Mortara Center for International Studies

Featuring Professor Desha Girod and Professor Lise Howard, moderated by Joel Hellman

Discussing their recent pieces on Afghanistan in Foreign Policy and the Los Angeles Times.

When Right Matters in Government: A Conversation on Speaking Out with Retired Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman

Co-hosted by the Press Freedom Defense Fund and the Intercept

When should government officials speak up? In an event moderated by @press_fund  Director Jim Risen, @AVindman  will share the lessons he learned and what drove him to come forward during the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Conflict Resolution Alumni Spotlight: Mariana Nozela Prado (G’19)

Thursday, September 30, 12 PM – 1 PM

In this alumni talk, Mariana Nozela Prado (G’19) shares her journey from Conflict Resolution (CR) graduate student to ECCR (Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution) practitioner. Drawing from her interests in the intersection of gender and environmental dynamics, they will share the challenges they faced while seeking a career in the Conflict Resolution field and frameworks she found useful during the job search. Now working as a Mediator, Mariana reflects on some of the questions that plague those in the field – what are CR jobs and how to find (and land) them?

About Mariana Nozela Prado
Mariana Nozela Prado is a Mediator and Program Associate in Meridian’s Washington, D.C. office. She supports projects focused on climate change, environment and natural resources, and food systems. Prior to joining Meridian, Mariana worked with traditional populations in the Brazilian Amazon on projects focused on the intersection of environmental and social issues. In addition to their work with environmental issues, they have also done research on local communities’ gender dynamics and worked with survivors of gender-based violence. Originally from Brazil, Mariana now resides on the East Coast, where she has been since immigrating to the United States in 2011. She holds an MA in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a BA in Political Science from Stetson University.

Rapid Response Panel: An Update on the Humanitarian & Political Crises in Haiti

Friday, October 8, 12 PM – 1 PM

About the Event 

Haiti currently confronts overlapping humanitarian and political crises, including the after-effects of an earthquake in August and the assassination of former President Jovenel Moïse. These issues are especially critical in light of ongoing concerns surrounding abuses against Haitian immigrants in the United States. This panel will discuss the origins and consequences of these issues, the policy challenges that they create for the Haitian government, civil society, and international actors, and their implications for US and international policy.


Ashlee Thomas is Senior Policy Advisor on the Global Policy and Advocacy team at Mercy Corps, where she focuses on US International Climate Policy and manages the Americas portfolio. She previously served in policy roles at Oxfam America and the US Agency for International Development. She holds a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in International Studies and Bachelors of Science (BS) in Environmental Science from American University.

Widlore Mérancourt is the Editor-in-Chief of AyiboPost, a Haitian news site. Before his current role, Merancourt held positions in communication and content at HEINEKEN Haiti (BRANA) and Loop News.


Prof. Angelo Rivero-Santos is Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Academic Affairs at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) in Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. In addition to his 19 years of teaching experience, Prof. Rivero-Santos has served in multiple high-ranking diplomatic positions in the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Washington, DC.

Conflict Resolution Alumni Spotlight: Veronica Quinonez (G’17)

Wednesday, October 13, 12 PM – 1 PM

Refining cultural competency training

Professional Development Workshop: Craig Zelizer

Friday, October 15, 2:30 PM – 5 PM

Professional Development Workshop: Patrick Quirk

Friday, October 22, 4 PM – 5 PM

War and Remembrance: Public Memory and the 20th Anniversary of the Global War on Terror, Art and History

Co-hosted by the San Diego State University Center for War and Society

Friday, October 29, 3 PM – 4:30 PM

Fireside Chat with Denise Hernandez

Friday, November 12, 2 PM – 3 PM

About Denise Hernandez
Denise Hernandez is a lawyer and social entrepreneur. She graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with her Bachelor’s Degree, and later graduated from Texas Tech School of Law. She currently serves as the Deputy Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Travis County Attorney’s Office, working to build equitable criminal justice reform. Additionally, Denise is the co-founder of Hustle for the Cause, a social enterprise focused on socially conscious start-up consultation and branding. Through her work, Denise helps entrepreneurs and community activists build sustainable social impact businesses, events, and organizations. Denise also organizes Chingona Fest Texas, an annual Latinx empowerment event that ignites Latinx entrepreneurship, leadership, and philanthropy. In partnership with her wife, Denise formed the KDH Giving Fund, the philanthropic arm to Hustle for the Cause. Every year, Denise and her wife disburse grants through the KDH Giving Fund. Since launching the fund in 2020, they have raised over $10,000 in grants. Denise was nationally recognized for her social impact work, honored as an Anne McAfee Leader of Cultural Change, and named a young Latinx distinguished leader in 2020. She is driven by her lived experience to create social change and is deeply committed to mentorship and community building.