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Jay Rothman, Ph.D., President, has been an academic/ practitioner in the field of conflict resolution for the past 25 years. In the course of his career, Jay has worked with diplomats, business executives, opposing leaders of embattled communities, union leaders, school boards and superintendents, community activists and students around the world. He is a teacher, trainer and student of the art and science of conflict engagement and he has developed and taught two cutting edge methodologies 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, and is the author of numerous articles and books, including Resolving Identity-Based Conflict in Nations, Organizations and Communities (Jossey-Bass, 1997).

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Brandon Sipes, MA, Senior Consultant, has spent the last several years engaged with identity conflicts in the United States and around the world, leading to an understanding of the way in which identity can be utilized for both division and unity.  Research on religious conflict has taken him to Northern Ireland, Croatia, Bosnia and the Middle East.  His work with ARIA has included organizational visioning and conflict mediation, facilitator training and development, as well as educational and training work.