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Dr. Patrick G. Coy interviewed by Media on the Occupy Movement

Posted May. 16, 2012

Patrick Coy

Dr. Patrick G. Coy, Director and Professor at the Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM) been recently interviewed by multiple media outlets on the significance of the Occupy Movement and his analysis has been quoted in articles appearing in the Montreal Gazette, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Vancouver Sun. Dr. Coy was promoted to the rank of Full Professor, beginning the fall of 2011. He has also recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Botswana in Gabarone.

A well-published expert and award-winning author on conflict management, Dr. Coy is researching the development of community-based, collaborative conservation policies in Botswana from a conflict management perspective. He intends to connect this to his ongoing research into the public participation aspects of white-tailed deer management policies in Northeast Ohio park systems and municipalities.

Professor Coy is also assisting the University of Botswana in developing a curriculum in peace and conflict studies. Kent State’s Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM) was established in 1971 as “living memorial” to the KSU students killed by the Ohio National Guard during a protest against the US war on Vietnam and Cambodia. Now enrolling over 1,100 students in its Applied Conflict Management courses every year, CACM administers one of this country’s largest and most highly-regarded programs in peace and conflict studies.

“I am very pleased and honored by this award and the many opportunities it presents,” Dr. Coy remarked. “I look forward to learning about conflict management from the Batswana point of view, and also to sharing some of the strategies we have used here to make Kent State University a leading center in peace and conflict studies.”

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program provides participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.