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The Conflict Within: The Interpersonal Conflict Between Netanyahu and Arafat

Military Intervention in Lesotho: Perspectives on Operation Boleas and Beyond

Graduate Studies in Dispute Resolution: A Delphi Study of the Field's Present and Future

Integrating Buddhist Philosophy and Peacemaking Theory: Further Thought for Development

Women, the Bridge and the Media: Correspondence of Ursula Oswald Spring and Ada Aharoni

An OJPCR interview with Erin McCandless and Eric Abitbol, Co-Editors of Cantilevers

Review: Basic Skills for New Mediators and Basic Skills for New Arbitrators

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Biographical Informaiton

Ada Aharoni, is a writer, lecturer and researcher in Conflict Resolution, at the Technion in Haifa. She has published twenty three books and six poetry books. NOT IN YOUR WAR ANYMORE, is her latest collection of peace poems. She is the editor of the electronic magazines: PAVE PEACE THROUGH LITERATURE AND CULTURE, and POETRY ISRAEL:LIRIT; as well as the the editor-in-chief of the Anthology: WAVES OF PEACE, dedicated to the memory of Yitzhak Rabin. She is the president of IFLAC: PAVE PEACE: The International Friends of Literature and Culture for Paving Peace; as well as the president of THE BRIDGE: Israeli and Palestinian Women for Peace in the Middle East. Her Homepage dedicated to PAVE PEACE can be visited at the following web site:

Landon E. Hancock is a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University. Mr. Hancock earned his BA and MA in international relations from San Francisco State University and has lived and worked in both California and Japan. His research interests are in comparative ethnic conflict causes, processes and intervention strategies, focusing on the elements of identity which drive these conflicts. Mr. Hancock can be contacted via email at

Theo Neethling holds a DLitt et Phil in International Politics from the University of South Africa. He is a senior researcher at the Centre for Military Studies of the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. His current interests relate to peace-keeping and security arrangements in Southern Africa.

Ursula Spring Oswald is the President of IPRA: The International Peace Research Association. She is a professor and peace researcher, and lives in Mexico City. She was elected to be the President of IPRA at the last General IPRA Conference in Durban, South Africa.

John Walsh received his Master's degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is currently a lecturer at the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In the fall of 1999 he will begin work toward a Ph.D. in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University.

William Warters, Associate Director of Wayne State University's Program on Mediating Theory and Democratic Systems (MTDS), is the former Chair of the National Association for Mediation in Education's Committee on Higher Education. Bill graduated with a BA in Conflict Resolution from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and with a Ph.D. in Social Science (with distinction) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, in affiliation with the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts. One of his specialty areas is campus conflict resolution. Currently he maintains a website called Campus Mediation Resources ( that provides information and resources for campus mediation program staff, volunteers, and advocates. Before moving to Wayne State University, he was on the Dispute Resolution faculty at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, where he served as the first Director of the Nova's Ph.D. Program in Dispute Resolution. While there he convened an international meeting of directors and faculty from graduate programs in dispute resolution that made use of the Delphi Study described in this article.

Joshua N. Weiss is a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Mr. Weiss's areas of foci are in the prevention of violent conflict, intervention strategies and techniques, sustainable peace agreements, and negotiation and mediation processes. Mr. Weiss can be contacted via email at

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