Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution George Mason University

June 23, 2010

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John W. Burton, Parent of the field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and dear friend of ICAR, passed away on June 23, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.

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A celebration of John Burton’s life and work was held on Wednesday 21 July at the Australian National University. Mr Dennis Richardson, the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (and former Ambassador of Australia to the United States, June 2005-December 2009, and former Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation 1996-2005) spoke on John’s career in and contribution to Foreign Affairs, and Dr Gregory Tillett (School of Law, University of Western Sydney) spoke on John’s career and contribution to the field of conflict resolution.

A Summary of John Burton's Career by Dr. Gregory Tillett is available here

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The John Burton Library

Working Paper No. 1
Conflict Resolution as a Political System
John W. Burton 
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Occasional Paper No. 1
On the Need for Conflict Prevention
John W. Burton 
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