Patricia Maulden

Patricia Maulden
Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution

Ph.D., Conflict Analysis and Resolution 2007, George Mason University
M.S., Conflict Analysis and Resolution 2002, George Mason University
B.A., Anthropology 1999, University of California, Santa Cruz

Biography

Patricia A. Maulden is Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution and Director of the Dialogue and Difference Project with The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Her research interests include generational and gendered dynamics of conflict and peace, social militarization / demilitarization processes, urbanization, post-conflict peace economies, and peacebuilding practices. She has written about child soldiers generally as well as, more specifically, the roles of girls and women in conflict – whether as soldiers, combatants, or associates of fighting forces. She is currently investigating the dynamics of NGOs as private peacebuilding contractors and their roles in the post-conflict peace economy, the post-conflict paradox – engaging war while creating peace, and exploring peacebuilding over time, more specifically the trajectories of post-conflict knowledge.

As part of an ongoing research project she exploring community based peace education in Sierra Leone and Burundi, and, building on a recent field assessment in Liberia, organized a palaver management project bringing students to Liberia to work with local youth-focused organizations. Domestically, Dr. Maulden researches and teaches about youth gangs as well as gang-related community peacemaking programs. As a practitioner, she conducts seminars on interpersonal conflict resolution, facilitates intergenerational and inter



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University Life Fellowship
Global Roots & Campus Dynamics: Exploring International and University Linkages
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Introductory skill-building course integrating conflict theory and practice using reflective practitioner model. Students learn necessary skills...
Taken in last semester of master’s student course work. Assists in developing students’ own theories of conflict and conflict...
Introductory skill-building course integrating conflict theory and practice using reflective practitioner model. Students learn necessary skills...
Introduces field of conflict analysis and resolution. Examines the origins of social conflict, the practices and...
Introduces field of conflict analysis and resolution. Examines definitions of conflict and diverse views of its...
Capstone course in which students reflect on what they have learned, integrating knowledge from course work and...
Examines selected topics relating to analysis or resolution of conflict. Topics vary but may include historical...
Learning experience in the application of conflict analysis and resolution (CAR) skills in special program settings. Provides supervised practice...
Building upon CONF340 theories and concepts, this course focuses primarily on global conflict resolution practice....
Covers conflict at macro level, introducing theories of international and global violence and conflict, drawing from...
Covers deeply rooted, intractable, or protracted social conflicts around core issues of identity, including race,...
Introduces social science research methods at undergraduate level. Covers basic epistemology of social research,...
This course focuses on advanced consideration of CONF 101 topics, provides an introduction of the core notion of reflective practice, conflict...
Through this course students will utilize critical thinking and analytical skills to begin an in-depth examination of the major theories of...
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January 22, 2013
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December 12, 2011
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2011
The gendered domains of war present fundamental challenges to female social navigation skills. The ways in which girls align themselves with fighting factions can literally mean life or death. The conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia demonstrate the nuanced...
Category: Book Chapter
May 29, 2007
This dissertation explores theory and practice in post-conflict demobilization, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for former child soldiers in the country cases of Sierra Leone, Colombia, and Mozambique. The study examines aspects of war and violence as...
Category: Doctoral Dissertation
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December 2015
In October 2015, a program crafted by the independent U.S. Sentencing Commission allowed about 6,114 federal prisoners
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November 09, 2015
Across the United States, federal prisoners serving time for nonviolent drug trafficking convictions are being released
Category: Radio Broadcast

November 20, 2014
Faculty members of George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution were joined by graduates
Category: Newspaper Article

May 27, 2014
The recent kidnapping of almost 300 girls from their boarding school in the area of Chibok, Borno State, in
Category: Newspaper Article

February 19, 2014
About a dozen undergraduates in George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR)
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February 19, 2014
About a dozen undergraduates in George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR)
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Winter 2011
Mason conflict analyst Patricia Maulden can remember the day she first became drawn to the subjectof child soldiers. It
Category: Magazine Article

October 05, 2010
This past summer, thirteen students – seven undergraduates and six graduates – along with faculty advisors
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November 10, 2008
What motivated 58 students from 17 majors to gather last Thursday afternoon to talk about an election already debated
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November 26, 2007
This past Wednesday, the University Scholars Global Awareness Committee sponsored, “Not For Sale: Panelist
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Please join S-CAR for our event series on civil rights in America. This event will examine the discourse on Islamophobia in American politics and it's impact on communities.  The facilitators will invite audience members' questions throughout the discussion. This event is sponsored by
January 20, 2016
Come to a documentary film screening and dialogue.This event will be postponed.  Date TBD.
October 16, 2015
Dissertation Proposal Defense: Caroline Sarkis The International Criminal Court and the Trust Fund for Victims as agents of Peace: Analysis of the Court's Engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo Friday, August 21st 10:00am - 12:00pmConference Room 5145 Committee:Susan
August 21, 2015
S-CAR's Dialogue and Difference Project brings together students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss current controvesial and important issues. Topic: TBAResearch Hall Room 1637:30pm - 9:00pm  Interested in becoming a facilitator of difficult conversations?Join the
April 21, 2015
The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for Mason's undergraduate students to present their original research projects and experiences in the field that relate to conflict, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding. Hosted by the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the
April 21, 2015
Conflict is not Logical:Examining Entrenched Struggles, Movement, and Politics S-CAR's Dialogue and Difference Project brings together students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss current controversial and important issues. Research Hall Room 1637:30pm - 9:00pmConflict
March 18, 2015
 The Power of Words and ImagesResearch Hall Room 163
February 19, 2015
S-CAR's Dialogue and Difference Project brings together students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss current controvesial and important issues.This panel discussion and dialogue will allow students and attendees to engage directly with each other on the issues related to feminism
November 20, 2014
  Interested in becoming a facilitator of difficult conversations?Join the Dialogue and Difference Group!Contact Patricia Maulden at pmaulden@gmu.edufor more information. 
October 22, 2014
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Join us for a presentation and discussion on internal and international conflicts and their effects on the people who live there.
November 17, 2015
Joins us for a presentation and discussion on campus sexual violence.
October 13, 2015
Join us for a presentation and discussion on the history and current climate on race relations and the police. 
September 24, 2015
The Dialogue & Difference Project begins the fall semester with a panel discussion and dialogue exploring the relationships and tensions between transnational corporations and governments. The discussion will also look at the economic and social effects at the community level.Panelists will
September 25, 2012
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