In this presentation Rothman describes how Action Evaluation research can contribute to success in the conflict engagement field, and Professor Peter Coleman also gives insight into measuring success and failure :

In this speech, “Peacemaking from the Inside Out”,  Rothman presents his body of work during a keynote at Menno Simons University:

Publications by Jay Rothman


Click for information about Rothman’s most recent book (2018):

Re-Envisioning Conflict Resolution: Vision, Action and Evaluation in Creative Conflict Engagement (Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution)

Click Here for information about Rothman’s book From Identity Based Conflict to Identity Based Cooperation (2012):

Click here for Rothman’s 1997 book: Resolving Identity-Based Conflict In Nations, Organizations, and Communities

Click here for an E-Book version of Rothman’s first book (Initially published by Sage in 1992), From Confrontation to Cooperation: Resolving Ethnic and Regional Conflict.  You can download this book for your E-reader here:

Click here for Rothman’s E-Book.

Jay Rothman and Marvin Johnson lead community discussions on African American – Jewish Relations in Baltimore


“Many years ago, when you walked outside your home and looked at your neighbor, chances are they looked like you, had a job like yours, and likely had about as many children as you did. Today’s world is very different. Things have changed drastically. We are now surrounded by all different cultures…”

For the rest of this Baltimore Sun article and a description of Rothman’s community mediation work, CLICK HERE. 


Jay Rothman at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University


Dr. Jay Rothman will be presenting the lecture and discussion session on Identity-Based Conflict and Cooperation in Theory and Practice on Friday, April 22nd from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  It will be held at the Arlington Truland Building, Room 555 on George Mason’s campus.

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ARIA at international youth program Face to Face | Faith to Faith


Beginning in the fall of 2009, The ARIA Group began working with Face to Face | Faith to Faith (F2F), a program of Auburn Seminary in New York City, NY.  Since 2001, Face to Face has brought together hundreds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim teenagers from Northern Ireland, the Middle East, South Africa, and the U.S. to develop a new generation of leaders able to negotiate a multifaith global society. Teens learn how their own religious traditions and those of others can be used to build a more peaceful world.

ARIA is using their Action Evaluation process with F2F to develop a robust, internal process of capacity building and evaluation.  Already this method has been used to develop programmatic goals for the year long program:

  1. To challenge participants to safely engage conflict and explore identity in an ongoing process of building mutual understanding, trust and empathy; and
  2. To nurture faith-informed leaders with tools to build a more just and peaceful world

Additionally, Action Evaluation has been used throughout the program, from the Executive Council to each student who participated in the 2010 program.  This “top down, bottom up” approach has developed a set of goals unique to Face to Face which it can use to define, promote and assess success.

Click Here to read the F2F 2010 Student Region and Cross-Region Results.

Click Here for more information on Face to Face | Faith to Faith and Auburn Seminary.

Jay Rothman Interviewed at ICP Summer Academy


While on a break between sessions at the 2010 ICP Summer Academy in Switzerland, Jay Rothman sat down with Pascal Gemperli, the co-founder of the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding.  He spoke about his work and how to transform conflicts comprehensively, compassionately and creatively.

Jay Rothman confers with leaders from Afghanistan


Dr. Rothman recently met with leaders from Afghanistan representing tribal councils, government and NGOs delegates. Traveling the United States for three weeks, the group stopped in Cincinnati for an International Visitors Leadership Program sponsored by the US Department of State and hosted by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council.

Click here for an article on this visit.

Seek Peace and Pursue It:

Theory and Practice in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Resolution

Past, Present and Future.

Dr. Rothman’s Keynote at Ecological Counseling conference


Jay Rothman will be delivering a keynote address entitled “Fostering Empathy: Complementarity between Ecological Counseling and Creative Conflict Engagement” at the third annual Ecological Counseling conference.  The conference is being held at the Child Focus Training Center in Clermont County on April 8th and 9th, 2010.

Ecological counseling is an approach and practice developed by the University of Cincinnati Counseling Program.  The practice is defined as a “strengths-based, ecological approach to human psychological and emotional well-being in urban schools and communities, especially aimed at the city of Cincinnati.”

Click here for the program website.

Click here for the conference brochure.

Jay Rothman streamed around the world at Procter and Gamble leadership training


On April 21st, Dr. Jay Rothman  spoke at Procter and Gamble’s 2010 Leadership Training.  Dr. Rothman delivered a keynote address titled “The Power of Why:  Enabling my goals and building alignment with others,” and will also lead the session “Enabling great teamwork even when we disagree.”

Rothman’s discussed his experience as a conflict mediator and consultant to many corporate, educational and non-profit organizations in his address to P&G’s emerging leaders.