By David J. Smith, June 20, 2015

The 9th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education was held at George Mason University in Arlington, VA.   The conference attracted over 250 educators, students, and practitioners focused on international and domestic conflict resolution education and teaching peace.

This year the conference awarded it’s first conflict resolution educator award to Jennifer Batton.  She was acknowledged for her leadership and inspiration in advancing international awareness of conflict resolution education.   Jen established the conference at Cuyahoga Community College in 2006.  It moved to George Mason University in 2014.   She has served as interim vice president of the Sustained Dialogue Institute, a senior consultant for UNESCO, director of the Global Issues Resource Center at Cuyahoga Community College, and director of education programs at the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management.   She is a graduate of Miami University (BA) and Antioch University (MA).