Marc Gopin, PhD

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Marc is the James H. Laue Professor at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, and also Founder and Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC). Marc has trained thousands of people worldwide in conflict resolution strategies for complex conflicts, with a particular focus on ethical dilemmas in complex situations of conflict. He has consulted on conflicts inside major companies, as well as between adversaries in destructive conflicts domestically and globally. He has published seven books, and has appeared on global media outlets, such as CNN and the Jim Lehrer News Hour, and has published in the International Herald Tribune among others. The author of eight books and numerous articles, Dr. Gopin’s  Healing the Heart of Conflict: Eight Crucial Steps to Making Peace with Yourself and with Others (revised and updated, 2016) has become the basis of conflict resolution training in several countries.

Marc holds an endowed chair at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, and is also Founder and Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC). Marc has spoken throughout the world in major universities and influential institutions, from Harvard University and Princeton University to the World Economic Forum. He was the recipient of the 2008 Andrew Thomas Peacebuilder Award from the New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA), and his book, Holy War, Holy Peace, was cited as one of four noteworthy books of 2002 chosen by the Christian Science Monitor. Marc received his Ph.D. in ethics from Brandeis University in 1993. His latest book forthcoming from  Oxford University Press is entitled, Compassionate Reasoning: Changing the Mind to Change the World. 

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