The Editorial Cell
Unrest Magazine is controlled by a cell of critical agitators known as the Editorial Cell. The Editorial Cell is comprised of faculty and graduate students at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University located in Arlington, Virginia.
Michael D. English is an artist, agitator, and conflict analyst. He currently lives in Washington, DC and is a PhD candidate at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. His research critically examines U.S. led efforts at peacebuilding and counterinsurgency in the post-9/11 world. His areas of scholarly interest include: nationalism, American politics, urban violence, liberation struggles, terrorism, and revolution. Michael holds a MS in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati. Contact: email@example.com
Caitlin (Currie) Turner is a MS candidate at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. In addition to being a graduate student, Caitlin works as a Curriculum Consultant at TechChange, the Institute for Technology and Social Change; and is an Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Peace Studies. She has also taught a number of technology for social change courses to students from over 25 countries including Pakistan, Sudan (North and South) and Costa Rica. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Filipi is a PhD student at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He is interested in the interplay of popular culture and conflict: the philosophical conceptions of justice as they manifest in mainstream American culture; ideology and trauma; and music and conflict resolution. His Masters thesis was on Music and Conflict and investigated if music was effective in conflict resolution as well as what conditions were necessary. In the summer of 2008, he went to Russia and China. In China he met with members of the Chinese government as well as NGOs and independent think tanks. January of 2009, Jay spent time in Israel-Palestine meeting with a wide range of citizens, students, journalists, governmental officials, and activists. Jay received a B.S. in Secondary Education and minors in Women’s Studies and Religion from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jay has worked as an educator, photographer and community organizer. He has helped to coordinate and organize workshops and seminars on Peace and Justice for hundreds of people in his home city of Omaha. Contact: email@example.com
Sarah Rose-Jensen is a PhD student and Presidential Scholar at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She has been an anti-war organizer in the DC area for several years, and has worked as a teacher and on the staff of a non-profit focusing on women’s job training and employment issues. In the summers she works at a peace-building summer camp, which focuses on youth from conflict and post-conflict regions. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard E. Rubenstein is University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University and is a former director of ICAR. He teaches courses on theories of conflict, conflict and religion, conflict and empire, and conflict and literature, and writes books on these topics based on historical analysis and storytelling. His practical work involves attempts (with S-CAR colleagues and others) to introduce policymakers and media workers to new social and ethical paradigms that point in the direction of radical reform of violence-generating ideas and institutions. Rubenstein lives in Washington, DC with his life-partner, Susan Ryerson. He has four children and two grandchildren. He plays a middling brand of jazz piano. Visit Rich’s website: www.reasonstokill.com
Derek Sweetman is a PhD candidate at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and a Graduate Lecturer for New Century College, also at George Mason. He is the Dispute Resolution Director for the Better Business Bureau in Washington, DC, serves as an arbitrator and mediator for local community organizations, and was the editor and publisher of OJPCR: The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution from 1998 until 2006. He received a M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from ICAR in 2006 and in 2009 published Business, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding: Contributions from the Private Sector to Address Violent Conflict. He currently lives in Centreville, VA with his wife and daughter. Contact:email@example.com
Connor Turner is a web designer, entrepreneur, and a start-up investor. He runs the web design & iPhone app collective called Armadillo Studios and the yycApps project. He has worked with a variety of clients across North America. His projects and work have been featured on CBC Radio, Global Television, CTV and he was a panelist at the SXSW 2010 Interactive Conference in Austin, TX. Recently, he has begun shifting his work towards political activism with writings on the Occupy Movement in America and his native Canada. He has also started a new side project to analyze the online social media conversations surrounding the 2012 Provincial Election in Alberta. He also really hates Helvetica. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Cell Members:
Colin Gardner is a MS graduate from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He became interested in Conflict Analysis during a mediation training with the Intergroup Relations Center at Arizona State University. He earned his B.S. in Justice Studies and Social Inquiry, and began his graduate academic career with coursework at Arizona State in environmental social science. Colin claims to have discovered the solution for all conflict, but forgot to write it down – he continues to search his memory for the answer.
Jason D. Reader is a PhD candidate at The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Jason obtained his M.S. from ICAR in 2009. He is a former Officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections.