About Me

Daniel Rothbart

Daniel Rothbart is professor of conflict analysis and resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. Professor Rothbart specializes in identity-based conflicts, ethics and conflict, conflict theory and philosophy, the causes of protracted violence, and civilians in war. In addition to his numerous publications in scholarly journals and volumes, he recently published the following books:

Identity, Morality, and Threat: Studies in Violent Conflict (co-edited)
Why They Die: Civilian Devastation in Violent Conflict (co-authored)
Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence, (co-edited)
Violent Conflict and Peacebuilding: The Continuing Crisis in Darfur, (co-authored)

He currently serves as editor of the book series “Ethics, Conflict and War” for Routledge Press.  And in the area of conflict resolution, he chairs the Sudan Task Groups which works towards peacebuilding in the Darfur region of Sudan. For the website please click here.

After earning his Ph. D. in philosophy from Washington University, St. Louis, Dr. Rothbart was a visiting research scholar at Linacre College, Oxford, at Dartmouth College (Summer 1994), and at University of Cambridge.

Dr. Rothbart won the ICAR Faculty Research Award (2007), Office of the Provost Excellence in Teaching Award (2000), and the Fenwick Fellowship Award (2000). His courses include the following: Ethics, Conflict and War; Philosophy, Conflict Theory, and Violence; Integration of Theory, Practice and Research; Positioning Theory and Protracted Conflict; Hannah Arendt and Global Conflicts; The Enemy and the Innocent in Violent Conflicts; Philosophy and Conflict Research; Research and Inquiry in Conflict Resolution; and the Ethics of Practice.