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Mari Fitzduff

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Mari FITZDUFF is professor of conflict studies, and director of the Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE). INCORE was established in 1993 by the University of Ulster and the United Nations University to address the management of ethnic, political, and religious conflict through an integrated approach using research, training, policy, program, and practice development. From 1990 to 1997, Professor Fitzduff was chief executive of the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, working with government, statutory bodies, trade unions, churches, community groups, security groups, prisoners, businesses, and politicians to develop programs and training addressing issues of conflict in Northern Ireland. She is director of the Northern Ireland Memorial fund, and of the Centre for Cross Border Studies. Dr. Fitzduff is co-chair of The Coexistence Initiative, an international group focusing on conflict, based in New York, USA. She has published widely on conflict resolution, recent titles include Community Conflict Skills. A handbook for anti-sectarian work, and Beyond Violence - Conflict Resolution Processes in Northern Ireland. Professor Fitzduff received her D.Phil. from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.

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