Dr. Marc Gopin is the James H. Laue Professor of Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, and the Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. For over a decade, Marc has lectured on conflict resolution in numerous academic institutions both nationally and abroad. Through his teaching and practice, he has pioneered projects at CRDC in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Palestine and Israel. He has trained thousands of people worldwide in peacemaking strategies for complex conflicts in which religion and culture play a role. He conducts research on values dilemmas as they apply to international problems of globalization, clash of cultures, development, social justice and conflict. Such research is exemplified in his books, such as Healing the Heart of Conflict (Rodale Press, 2004) and Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking (Oxford University Press, 2000). In 2015, he gave a TEDx talk entitled Peace steps: one rabbi’s life journey into the heart of his enemies which covered his extensive work with the Israeli-Palestinian and Syrian conflicts. Dr. Gopin is the creator and principal author of www.marcgopin.com , a weblog exploring the transformation of conflicts facing humanity. Marc received a Ph.D. in ethics from Brandeis University. He is also an ordained Rabbi.