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"O.K, now that I have a degree in Applied Conflict Management, what can I do with it?" Plenty. The costly nature of many disputes connected to social inequalities, public resource allocations, and diverse populations and workforces is creating employment opportunities for students trained in conflict analysis and management. For example, there are now well over 650 community mediation centers in the United States. State and local courts are increasingly offering alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs such as mediation as an alternative to litigation. School systems are including peer mediation training in their curricula and increasing numbers of businesses and organizations are institutionalizing conflict management processes in their personnel policies. Professionals and policy-makers skilled in conflict management deal with disputes ranging from divorce and domestic disputes to international conflicts; from labor strikes and prison riots to environmental protests.