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Master Conflict Resolution and Governance

Academic staff

Conflict Resolution and Governance (MSc)

The Master Conflict Resolution and Governance is organised by the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.

The academic staff of this programme is actively involved in research at UvA's Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR).

D.W. Laws
David Laws

Dr David Laws

Dr David Laws is the Programme Director of the Master's programme in Conflict Resolution and Governance.

David Laws is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the relationship between negotiation and conflict resolution, public administration, and democratic governance

Before coming to Amsterdam, he worked at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Sloan School of Management at MIT and with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

He has worked as a consultant for the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Air National Guard, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Dutch Ministry of VROM.

UvA webpage David Laws

Courses lectured by David Laws


Below is a list of lecturers of this programme. Click the name of a lecturer for more information (if available).

Anja van Heelsum

Anne de Jong

David Laws

Polly Pallister-Wilkins

Nanke Verloo