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Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Cheyney Ryan

An emeritus professor teaching in the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Oregon School of Law


Philosophy of Conflict Resolution

Cheyney Ryan teaches at the U of Oregon fall term, where he is a professor in the CRES program. The rest of the year he is a senior fellow at Oxford University, where he works with the program on ethics, law, and armed conflict. He is also a senior fellow of the Carnegie Council. In addition to his course on the philosophy of conflict resolution, he teaches a joint CRES/Honors College class on restorative justice. He has published widely on issues of war and peace, with a special interest in the pacifism and non-violence. He is a founder of the CRES program and the undergraduate program in peace studies. At Oxford, he is involved with other faculty developing a peace studies program. He has received numerous awards for his work on peace and human rights, including the "Humanitarian of the Year" award from the Oregon Jewish Federation for his work on holocaust education. He has been named one of the top figures in peace education by the Washington Post, and has received the Joseph J. Blau Prize for contribution to history of American philosophy. He has a side-career as a playwright; for many years he worked with the theater group, Teatro Nuestro, doing plays (in Spanish) on the dangers of pesticides throughout the West Coast. Further information on Professor Ryan can be found in his vita . He has an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University, and was a Liberal Arts Fellow at Harvard Law School.