December 14, 2018

Thought Leader: International politics and conflict analysis

Frederic Pearson

Frederic Pearson, Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Students, professor of political science and Gershenson Distinguished Faculty Fellow,  has written numerous books on topics such as civil war solutions, Arab styles of conflict resolution, military intervention, crisis responses and arms control. Recent research projects have dealt with intergovernmental organization collaboration in peacemaking missions and with insurgent group structures, networks and violence levels.

He is expert in the areas of:

  • International politics and conflict
  • International economic analysis
  • Political and civil conflict analysis
  • Civil war solutions
  • Cultures and styles of conflict resolution
  • Military intervention
  • Crisis responses
  • Arms transfers and arms control
  • Peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding

Pearson was a governmental consultant in 2000 to the U.S. Commission on National Security, 21st Century, in Washington, D.C. He has brought visiting study delegations from the Middle East and Europe, immigration experts to the Detroit community and twice conducted educational study tours of Japan. He is also involved in the local and international peace efforts of Rotary International and has initiated anti-violence projects in Detroit neighborhoods and schools.

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View his complete faculty profile here.