Current Adjunct and Visiting Professors

Fathali Moghaddam, Ph.D.

Fathali Moghaddam is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the former director of the Conflict Resolution Program. Born in Iran, Professor Moghaddam was educated in England. He returned to Iran in 1979 and was researching there during the hostage crisis and the early years of the Iran-Iraq war. Professor Moghaddam has conducted experimental field research in numerous cultural contexts and has published extensively on radicalization, intergroup conflict, human rights and duties, and the psychology of globalization. His recent publications include: The Psychology of Dictatorship (2013), Psychology for the Third Millennium (2012, with Rom Harre), The New Global Insecurity (2010), Words of Conflict, Words of War (2010, with Rom Harre), Multiculturalism and Intergroup Relations (2008), and How Globalization Spurs Terrorism (2008). 

Dr. Moghaddam is the editor of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. He has received a number of awards for his scholarly contributions, the most recent being the American Psychological Association’s 2012 Outstanding International Psychologist Award. More information about Professor Moghaddam’s research can be found on his website:

Lise Morje Howard, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Dr. Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. She was previously the founding director of the Conflict Resolution Program and served as a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. Dr. Howard’s research and teaching interests span the fields of international relations, comparative politics, and conflict resolution, focusing on peacekeeping, civil wars, U.S. foreign policy, and area studies of the Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa. She has published several articles and book chapters on these topics. Her book, UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2008) won the Best Book award from the Academic Council on the UN System.

Alan C. Tidwell, Ph.D., CR Research Fellow

Professor Tidwell is the Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies in the School of Foreign Service. He specializes in conflict resolution, conflict in the Australasian region, mining conflict, and organizational conflict management. He was formerly a program officer with the United States Institute of Peace and is the author of Conflict Resolved? A Critical Assessment of Conflict Resolution.

Charles Villa-Vicencio, Ph.D., Visiting Research Scholar

Dr. Charles Villa-Vicencio is a visiting scholar in the Conflict Resolution Program. He is the founder and former executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to that he was the National Research Director in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He has published widely in the area of transitional justice. His most publications include Walk With Us and Listen: Reconciliation in Africa (GUP, 2009) and Conversations in Transition: Leading Voices in South Africa (Cape Town: David Phillip, 2012) which is available for free download here.

Kevin Welber, J.D.

Kevin Welber is a senior legal advisor for World Fuel Services Corporation, the world’s largest reseller of marine and aviation fuels. He negotiates contracts and resolves disputes with oil companies, ocean shipping fleets, and government agencies. He is a specialist in the arrest of ships in foreign ports. Mr. Welber is also adjunct professor of negotiations at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has taught negotiations and mediation at George Washington University Law Center, Erasmus University in The Netherlands, and Tec de Monterrey in Mexico. Prior to joining World Fuel, he was assistant counsel at the Defense Energy Support Center, the central procuring agency for the petroleum needs of the United States military.