Fred Pearson

Center Director and Professor Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Phone: 313-577-3453

Areas of expertise

Global Issues
Conflict Resolution


Frederic S. Pearson is an expert in peace and conflict studies, specifically international conflict resolution, intervention in civil conflict, arms trade effects on war, and regional and ethno-political conflict behavior. Among his six books are: Civil Wars: Internal Struggles, Global Consequences (University of Toronto Press, 2009) with Marie Olson Lounsbery; Arms and Warfare: Escalation, De-escalation, Negotiation (1994) with Michael Brzoska); The Global Spread of Arms: Political Economy of International Security (1994), and Arms and Ethnic Conflict with John Sislin (2001). In 2014, Dr. Pearson and Dr. Nahla Hamdan published the book, Arab Approaches To Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation, and Settlement of Political Disputes (Routledge).   He was editor for the special issue of the Journal of Peace Research on “Identity-based Disputes and Conflict Management,” no. 3, 2001. He teaches courses and frequently speaks in the community on international conflict, conflict resolution, and global problems.  In 2000 Dr. Pearson was designated a conflict resolution consultant to the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century in Washington. 

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