Ethan Finley

Ethan Finley

Ph. D. Candidate, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
M. S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 2008


Ethan Finley is an M.S. graduate and current Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Lecturer at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.  He is a conflict resolution and violence prevention scholar-practitioner with a background in practice, intervention design, research, and training. 

Ethan has extensive experience in education as well as a background in the areas of crime victim advocacy, refugee and immigration assistance, human rights activism, and peacebuilding.  In these capacities he has worked with or for the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, Face to Face/Faith to Faith (Auburn Theological Seminary), Voices vs. Violence (Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, MD), the Amazon Alliance, and ICAR.  In addition, between 2007 and 2009 Ethan helped lead Being Heard and Building Relationships in Prince William County, Virginia, a community conflict resolution initiative helping to bring conflict-oriented skills training and dialogue focused on the issue of immigration into that Northern Virginia community .  

Ethan’s research interests include the nexus of violence, violence prevention, and nonviolence; innovations in interactive conflict resolution practice; human security in community; best practices in peace and

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May 2011
Ethan’s journey to ICAR had its roots between 2002-2004 while he spent time taking care of his grandmother.
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Why Violence?: A Biopsychosocial Theory of Violence in ConflictPresented by Ethan Finley, PhD Candidate
February 07, 2012
Violence committed by youth in the United States is an ongoing and tragic problem in urgent need of more effective solutions. Despite a proliferation of programs aimed squarely at addressing the issue, very comprehensive research has shown that only a small proportion of youth violence prevention
February 17, 2012
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