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    Conflict Studies
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    Colleen Bell
    Co-Program Director

    Ken Fox
    Co-Program Director


  • Professor Ken Fox

    Ken Fox
    Professor and Program Director, Conflict Studies


    Ken Fox is a Professor in the Hamline University School of Business, university Director of Conflict Studies and a Senior Fellow of Hamline University School of Law's Dispute Resolution Institute.

    Ken teaches a full range of conflict theory and theory-to-practice courses to undergraduate, graduate and law students. He has also taught, trained and consulted throughout the United States in a variety of settings, including courts, federal, state and local government agencies, regulated industries, schools, universities, workers compensation programs and private and community organizations. Internationally, Ken has taught mediation and conflict theory in England, France, Italy, Northern Ireland and Spain and recently served as a U.S. State Department Fulbright Senior Specialist in law/peace and conflict resolution studies at the Riga Graduate School of Law in Latvia. He is currently part of several on-going civic education and conflict transformation projects with Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and Lebanese educators and civic leaders, including work to establish a jointly administered College for Reconciliation and Development on the border areas between these three communities. 


    "The study of conflict and constructive conflict response adds a rich new dimension to understanding how to work more effectively in organizations. Students find this perspective refreshing. I find class discussion stimulating and often deeply insightful."

    -Ken Fox 

  • Contact Info

    Ken Fox, Professor and Program Director
    Conflict Studies
    East Hall 305-E
    Mailstop/Box: 0131
    Phone: 651-523-2411
    Email: kfox@hamline.edu

  • Publications

    Moving Beyond “Just” a Deal, a Bad Deal or No Deal” in ADR In Business, Practice and Issues Across Countries and Cultures, Volume II, A. Ingen-Housz, Ed. (Klewer Press, 2011)
    “Reweaving the Fabric of Society: Restorative Justice in the United States” in Diversité des médiations dans le monde Stephen Bensimon and Alain Laraby, Eds. (French edition forthcoming, 2011)
    “Negotiation as a Post-Modern Process” in 31Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, 367-384 (Spring 2010)
    “Lessons from the Field: First Impressions from Second Generation Negotiation Teaching,” Lead author with Manon Schonewille and Esra Çuhadar-Gürkaynak in Venturing Beyond the Classroom: Volume Two in the Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series, Christopher Honeyman, James Coben and Giuseppe DePalo, Eds.
    “Pratique de moyens alternatifs de reglement de conflits aus Etats-Unis,
    ” in Colloques & Debats: La Societe au Risqued de la Judiciarisation, Frédéric Rouvillois, Ed. (Litec Publications, Paris, 2008)
    Unanswered Questions, Future Opportunities: Reflections on an Intentional Conversation about the Globalization of ADR,” in 27 Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, No. 2 (Spring, 2006)
    In search of a Canon: Three Texts on Dispute Resolution,” in Negotiation Journal (April, 2006)
    What Private Mediators Can Learn from the Peace-Builders,” in 7 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, No. 2 (Spring, 2006)
    Exploring the Convergence of Organizational and Conflict Theory: Can Mediation Support Organizational Learning?” January 2000 issue, Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment.
    Venturing Home: Implementing Lessons from the Re-Thinking Negotiation Project” Lead author, with Sharon Press in Educating Negotiators for a Connected World: Volume 4 in the Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series, Christopher Honeyman, James Coben and Andrew Wei-Min Lee, Eds. (DRI Press, 2013)
    "Mirror as Prism: Re-imagining Reflexive Practice in a Post-Modern World" (work in progress for Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 2014)
    "Ancient Wisdom: Where East Meets West" (work in progress for Tan Pan: Chinese - English Journal of Negotiation 2014)