Michael D English

Dr. Michael English is a specialist in conflict analysis and resolution. He currently runs the Peace, Conflict, and Security Program (PACS) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Michael is the author of The U.S. Institute of Peace: A Critical History, and the former editor of Unrest Magazine. His research explores the interaction between people and social structures that creates and maintains violence-generating systems, as well as opportunities for groups to develop more peaceful social orders. He has conducted field work in Cyprus and Turkey. His other interests include political violence, social movements, critical pedagogy, peace history, and the role of the arts in promoting social change.

Michael holds a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason, a MS in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University, and a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati. He has taught for George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy for Diplomatic Studies. Michael previously lived in Malta and worked as the program coordinator for the George Mason’s dual degree graduate program with the University of Malta in Mediterranean Security and Conflict Analysis and Resolution.