Jay Rothman, Ph.D., President, has been an academic/ practitioner in the field of conflict resolution for the past 30 years. In the course of his career, Jay has worked with diplomats, business executives, opposing leaders of embattled communities, union leaders, university leadership, school boards and superintendents, community activists and students around the world. He is a teacher, mediator, trainer and student of the art and science of conflict engagement and he has developed and taught two cutting edge methodologies, ARIA and Action Evaluation, for conflict engagement and collective visioning. Jay has lectured and taught around the country and the world, presented at many conflict resolution conferences and workshops.

He was a Special Master to a US Federal Judge, helping to resolving deep racial divides and heal rifts between police and community (click here for information).

He has held many academic positions most recently as a researcher at The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at Hebrew University (current), as Associate Professor in the Program on Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation at Bar Ilan University (2012-2018), and at the University of Cincinnati as Visiting Distinguished Professor (2008-2011). 

He is the author of dozens of journal articles about conflict resolution and participatory evaluation and of five books, including, most recently, Re-Envisioning Conflict Resolution: Vision, Action and Evaluation in Creative Conflict Engagement  (Routledge, 2018).; and From Identity-Based Conflict to Identity-Based Cooperation (Springer, 2012), and Resolving Identity-Based Conflicts in Nations, Organizations, and Communities (Jossey-Bass, 1997).

Rothman’s mediation CV

Rothman’s Academic CV