By: David J. Smith, June 11, 2016

The 10th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education was held June 10-11, 2016 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  Hosted by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, the conference attracted 0ver 200 educators, policymakers, and practitioners.

20160610_115554.jpgThe conference awarded it’s second conflict resolution educator award to Dr. Gohar Markosyan. She has over 19 years’ experience in the NGO sector focusing on peace education in Armenia.   She is president of Women for Development, which she founded in 1997.  Markosyan is the co-author of the “Peace and Conflict Resolution Education” handbook, and the guidebooks “Peaceful Conflict Resolution Education” and “Conflict Management Education in Schools.”

She holds an MS in mathematics from Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute and PhD from the Academia for Science in Armenia.

The winner of the 2015 award was Jennifer Batton.