Editor's Introduction

Published date01 December 2015
Date01 December 2015
C R Q, vol. 33, no. 2, Winter 2015 117
© 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the Association for Confl ict Resolution
Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) • DOI: 10.1002/crq.21154
The Association for Confl ict Resolution has pulled off another success-
ful conference in Reno, Nevada, October 6–11. We hope you were
able to join us, but if not please check our website for conference materials
and summaries (www.acrnet.org). Please make a point to join us for next
year’s conference in Baltimore, Maryland, from September 28 through
October 1.
In this edition of Confl ict Resolution Quarterly, each article presents
new ideas and practices for reducing confl ict, building peace, and restor-
ing relationships at every level, from the international to the interpersonal.
Sandole and Staroste examine the near absence of women in peacebuilding
initiatives and suggest the use of specifi c tools through which their voices
and infl uence can have a deeper impact. DuPraw and her coauthors discuss
ways to improve collaboration with external stakeholders in the manage-
ment of natural resources and in the process of policy creation at the US
Forest Service. Next, we move to the arena of family mediation, where Tara
Ney examines the institutional and contextual factors that often worsen
family disputes. Finally, we round out the issue with an examination of
the mediation styles used in employment disputes by mediators in New
Happy reading!
Susan S. Raines, Ph.D.
Professor, MS in Confl ict Management Program
Kennesaw State University
Editor-in-Chief, Confl ict Resolution Quarterly

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