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Anthony Wanis-St. John

Associate Professor School of International Service

Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John researches international negotiation and mediation: military negotiations, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations and peace processes in particular. He has created several advanced courses on negotiation for SIS, ranging from interpersonal skills and analysis to complex multilateral challenges. He also conducts advanced negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution trainings for US military and civilian agencies, international organizations, humanitarian NGOs as well as business organizations around the world. He is an advisor to the Academy of International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace. His work also supports civil-military integration for the US government. He helped create a partnership between USIP and SIS which gives the SIS community access to USIP Global Campus courses

Degrees

PhD, International Relations, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy MA, Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy BS, Human Services, St. John’s University, magna cum laude

Favorite Spot on Campus
Spot where JFK gave the 1963 Commencement Speech and announced nuclear test ban negotiations
Favorite Place in Washington DC
Lincoln Memorial
Book Currently Reading
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fall of Arthur
Languages Spoken
Spanish, French, and a bit of Arabic
Office
SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 206
Contact Info
(202) 885-1544 (Office)

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For the Media
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See Also
My 2011 book on the Middle East Peace Process
ResearchGate Profile

Teaching

  • Spring 2018

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Negotiation Analysis & Skills
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    • SISU-310 Topics Peace/Glb Sec/Con Res: Negotiation & Conflict Resol
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Books | Edited Volume (Refereed) | Book Chapters | Journal Issues - Guest Editor | Refereed Journal Articles | Non-Refereed Journal Articles | Research Reports | Reviews and Review Essays | Research Monographs | Peer-Reviewed Policy Papers and Publications | Pedagogy


Books

Edited Volume (Refereed)

Book Chapters

Journal Issues - Guest Editor

Refereed Journal Articles

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Research Reports

  • “Managers as Negotiators: The Power and Gender Mix,” Negotiation Journal, vol. 12, no. 4 (1996): 367-370.
  • “Toward the ‘Next Generation’ of Research on Mediation and Third-Party Intervention,” Negotiation Journal, vol. 12, no. 3 (1996): 271-274.

Reviews and Review Essays

Research Monographs

Peer-Reviewed Policy Papers and Publications

  • Setting the Table for Arab-Israeli Peace: The Role of Publics, Policy paper for the USIP Senior Working Group on the Middle East, Co-Chaired by Samuel R. Berger and Stephen A. Hadley, June 23, 2009.
  • Training Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice [Judicial training for Nigerian judges], co-authored with Darren Kew and Kevin Nwosu, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, October 2007.
  • International Prevention Practices in the Culture of Drugs and Violence, U.S. Department of State, July 2005.
  • “A Culture of Justice: Guatemala’s Post-Conflict Judicial Modernization,” World Bank, April 2004 (presented at World Bank’s “Scaling-Up Poverty Reduction” Conference in Shanghai, May 2004).
  • “Evaluation of World Bank-supported ADR in Guatemala,” World Bank, March 2003.
  • “Commercial Alternate Dispute Resolution in Bolivia,” Appendix “B” in S. Brown, C. Cervenak, D. Fairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs: A Guide for USAID, December 1997 (USAID Contract AEP-I-00-96-90022-00).

Pedagogy

  • “Comparative Peace Processes,” in Timothy A. McElwee, B. Welling Hall, Joseph Liechty, Julie Garber, eds., Peace, Justice and Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide, 7th ed. (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009) Ch. 14.6

Work In Progress

  • "Shooting for Peace: Negotiation of Ceasefires in Civil Wars." 

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Fulbright Senior Specialists Scholarship 2009;  Curricular collaboration with the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Palestinian American Research Center Post Doctoral Fellowship, 2005
  • Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1999-2000

Professional Presentations

“Cross Cultural Communication for National Security Officials,” Defense Information School, Joint Senior Public Affairs Officers Course, Department of Defense, Ft. Meade, MD, December 14, 2015

“Advanced Negotiations for Senior National Security Professionals” George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs, National Security Studies Program, Senior Manager Course in National Security Leadership, Washington, DC, October 28, 2015

“Non-Transactional Negotiations in the Field: Hostages, Barricades and Checkpoints,” Fordham University Law School, 9TH Dispute Resolution Society Forum, New York, NY, October 5, 2015

“Negotiating Transitional Justice in Colombia,” United States Institute of Peace/USAID/WOLA/ICTJ, Conference on Historical Memory and Transitional Justice in Colombia's Peace Process, Washington DC, September 30, 2015

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

international negotiation, military negotiations, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations, peace process, back channel negotiation

Additional Information:

Anthony Wanis-St. John researches  international negotiation, military negotiations, ceasefires, humanitarian negotiations and peace processes. He has created several advanced courses on negotiation for SIS, ranging from interpersonal skills and analysis to complex international multilateral contexts. He also conducts advanced negotiation trainings, mediation and conflict resolution workshops in diverse organizational contexts and sectors. He is an advisor to the Academy of International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace.

Media Relations
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