Board Members


Board Member

John Murray specializes in training and coaching individuals in public and non-governmental organizations as they address communal conflict, with particular attention to water and other natural resource concerns. He currently provides long-term assistance to the Palestinian Negotiation Support Unit and offers training in negotiation and communication skills to students and professionals from the Middle East region.

In addition to his consulting work, John teaches international conflict management at Johns Hopkins Universityís School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Johnís background includes military service, state-level elective office, law and education. He retired in 2005 as Professor of Practice in International Relations at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and Associate Director of Maxwellís Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC). Prior to teaching at Syracuse, John taught conflict management and international law at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and before that, at Texas Tech School of Law. He also founded and served as president of the Conflict Clinic, Inc., a negotiation and mediation firm established with the support of the Harvard Negotiation Project.

John received a BA from Cornell University, a Masterís Degree in Public Law and Government from Columbia University, and a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Iowa Law Review.