ARIA Method Resources


Click here for a list of Jay Rothman’s Publications listed on Google Books.

Theory and Practice in Ethnic Conflict Resolution: Conceptualizing Success and Failure, 2000

Resolving Identity-Based Conflicts in Nations, Organizations and Communities, 1997
Conflict can either destroy or create-depending on whether and how it is guided. This is the simple yet profound insight that underlies Jay Rothman’s innovative new framework for understanding and transforming identity-based conflict in nations, organizations, and communities.
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From Confrontation to Cooperation: Resolving Ethnic and Regional Conflict, 1992
Based on Rothman’s six years of field work in Jerusalem with Arabs and Jews, From Confrontation to Cooperation systematically describes the evolution and application of a methodology for intergroup and international conflict management.
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Journal Articles

Conflict Management Training: Opening the Window to New Ideas
When management trainers claim to give workshop participants immediate and usable skills, they may be promising both too much and too little. They promise too much because real learning (learning to give up old practices and adopting new ones) takes a lot of time. On the other hand, they promise too little because new skills are often simply mechanical devices. New skills are like better widgets: to use them effectively, people must learn how to use them and why they should be used. More fundamentally, people must want to use them.
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In the News

University of Cincinnati; College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services Restructuring

Beginning in Fall 2008, and spanning through Winter 2009. Dr. Jay Rothman and Brandon Sipes of the ARIA group worked closely with CECH divisions, programs, centers, faculty, and staff in work groups to consider a structure and strategic plan that met the upcoming challenges of collegiate restructuring, semester conversion, and the new University System of Ohio (USO), as well as the opportunities presented by performance-based budgeting, growing enrollments, and retention… (full text)

“From Home to Home,” Common Ground News Service, 2007

JEZREEL VALLEY, Israel – “When my grandfather was on his deathbed,” began one of my Palestinian-Israeli students, “he took the key from the house from which he was exiled in 1948 and went for a last visit. The Jewish woman in the house was alarmed when we knocked on the door and asked us to leave.” My student told this story with a burning anger in her eyes…  (full text)

Rothman’s Fulbright Fellowship in Israel, The Antiochan, 2006

Armed with a Fulbright Fellowship, Rothman will spend a year as Distinguished College Professor at Jezreel Valley College in Northern Israel. In addition to teaching, he will assist in the development of the college’s Action Research Center as it builds a “learning partnership” Between the community and the college to engage in social issues and implement mutual knowledge. (full article)

Cincinnati Police Community Collaborative, 2001  – 2002

History was made in April 2002 when representatives of the city of Cincinnati, its police officers and its citizens signed an agreement forging a new era of cooperation between the police and the city.  This agreement came after 10 months of extensive interviews and follow-up negotiations about grievances and goals with about 4,000 residents, blacks and whites, representing a cross section of eight major interests in the city.

Rivals Change Sides in Debate, The Augusta Chronicle, 2000

When Michael Givens sees a Confederate flag, his emotions flow from a deep wellspring. For him the emblem recalls a great-great-grandfather, Young H.E. Hitch, photographed with his rifle, wearing a gray uniform his wife had sewn, just before marching off with the South Carolina 16th Infantry to a war he never came home from, not even for a proper burial. Mr. Givens has letters the soldier wrote to the family he would never see again… (full text )

Look for ‘Common Ground’, Yellow Springs News, 2000

When I graduated from Yellow Springs High School in 1975, I traveled the world in search of home. Twenty five years later I have found home, again, in Yellow Springs. In the interim, Jerusalem was my home for more than seven years. As I engaged with the conflict there, and made conflict resolution my profession, I understood the importance of identity. I also particularly viewed that holy and contested city through Yellow Springs’ eyes… ( full text )