Conflict Resolution and Leadership

The Certificate Program in Conflict Resolution and Leadership (CRL) at Drew University educates students and professionals in a wide range of fields for dealing with conflict of all types. Blending traditional academic coursework with professional mentorship and experiential learning in the New York metropolitan area, the CRL program prepares students for advanced careers and leadership roles in their field.

Program Requirements

The Conflict Resolution and Leadership certificate (12 credits) requires:

  • 4 courses
  • 3 mandatory core classes
    • Introduction to CRL Methods and Practicum
    • Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Cross Cultural Approaches to Understanding Conflict

Jonathan Golden, Program Director

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Golden holds several certificates in conflict resolution and works closely with interfaith and peace organizations in New Jersey and around the world. As author of Ancient Canaan and Israel: New Perspectives and the forthcoming Dawn of the Metal Age, he is currently working on a third book based on interviews with ex-combatants and victims of conflict who become peace activists. In addition to leading the Conflict Resolution program, Golden is director of Drew’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict, an interdisciplinary center focused on global peacebuilding and interfaith leadership, and assistant professor in the departments of Comparative Religion and Anthropology.