Issue 1: February2013 Edition
Electronic Journal of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (NCRP)
California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
Message from Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
On behalf of the College of Arts and Humanities, I wish to congratulate Margaret Manning, Editor-in-Chief and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Program (NCRP), Professor A. Marco Turk, Director of the NCRP Program, and all the contributors, faculty, staff mentors, and the CSUDH Instructional Technology Department on the inaugural issue of the Electronic Journal of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. The ejournal provides an important intellectual space for engaging our graduate and undergraduate students from across disciplines in a high-impact practice that, not only enhances their writing, research, critical and creative thinking skills, but also expands their ability for continuous learning and personal development.
I look forward to the ejournal providing an opportunity for students to engage peers, alumni, faculty, staff and surrounding communities on urgent issues affecting our society and to contribute to a more just and peaceful future.
Munashe Furusa, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Welcome to the inaugural issue of ejournalncrp.org, a completely electronic journal. Our mission is to enlighten, edify, educate, and entertain you.
We “covered the waterfront” in our first edition and succeeded in meeting our goals. Check us out:
- Variety: Serious content — school bullying amongst Latinos, organizational trust, best mediation model for divorce, a heartfelt poem, as well as some whimsical, hand-drawn illustrations.
- Contributors: Undergrads, graduate students, an alum, a current professor and a retired professor.
- Diversity: Contributors reflect the ethnic diversity that characterizes the CSUDH campus.
- Multidisciplinary: Disciplines from A-Z — anthropology to zoology, and everything in between.
- Multimedia: In addition to quality research and dissertations, we have a poster about “Facebook and Personality”, photographs of “Three Stages of Conflict”, YouTube interview, illustrations, and a poem.
- Very L.A.: Homegrown news from the streets of Los Angeles – bullying in South and East L.A., interviews in inner city liquor stores, and trust in a police department.
- Current: Events torn from today’s headlines “Greece Financial Crisis”, and “Advanced Interrogation Techniques.”
- Interactive: Push Letters to the Editor button to send us your comments and feedback.
BIG thanks to all our contributors, and faculty who encouraged students to submit their work.
Margaret Manning, M.A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
California State University Dominguez Hills