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September 6, 2012

Conflict and Dispute Resolution master’s program welcomes new cohort

The University of Oregon Master's Degree Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution, housed at the School of Law, has opened its doors to a new group of 26 students for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The class profile is diverse, with one international student from Nigeria and another who was born in Ethiopia, but raised in Portland, Ore. The non-international students hail from 11 different states, including eight students from Oregon and seven from California In terms of gender, the class is split fairly evenly, with 11 students identifying as male and 15 identifying as female. Of the class, seven are students of color, and three are concurrent J.D./Master's degree students.

A significant portion of this year's class is interested in international engagement. The students will be completing their second week of classes after a two-day orientation on Sept. 16 and 17. They are thrilled to be in Eugene, Ore. and embarking on their two-year adventure into the complex and challenging ecosystem of human social relations.

The Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master's Degree Program is an interdisciplinary program, granted by the Graduate School, that develops students' understanding of conflict and its constructive management. Students in the program engage in a rich curriculum that focuses on communication, consciousness, relationships and responsibility, and have the opportunity to participate in symposia, conferences, projects and internships.

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