Conflict Resolution Studies
Stephanie Stobbe, an Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies, is a leading expert on Southeast Asian processes of dispute resolution. As an active educator, trainer, and ADR practitioner with a Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies, she has worked and conducted research in Canada, United States, South America, Lithuania, and Southeast Asia. In 2006, she was invited to work with local citizens in the development of the first peace program in Laos. Between 2007 and 2011 she completed research on traditional mediation and conflict resolution rituals in three provinces in Laos. In 2013, she co-facilitated a series of seminars and workshops for political leaders in Myanmar (Burma) on institutional designs in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and reconciliation as the country transitions to democratic governance. She returned to Thailand in 2016 to work with the Thai Ministry of Justice on cultural conflict resolution processes and community justice programs.
In 2011 Stephanie co-edited a book, Critical Aspects of Gender in Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Social Movements (2011) for Emerald Publishing’s series on Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change. Her work on the subject of Gender and Conflict Resolution was recognized in 2012 when she was invited to join the American Bar Association team of experts to discuss “Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding: Implementing the Secretary-General’s Report on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding” and provide recommendations to the United Nations Development Programme, Peacebuilding Support Office, as they address UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1889. In that same year, she also served as a Visiting Professor/Researcher at the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii. Her current research projects include Experiences of Professional Immigrants in Canada’s Labour Market: A Study of the Past 25 Years; and Transnational Histories of Homeland, Violence, and Migration: Intergenerational and Digital Storytelling Among Refugees in the Diaspora, 1945 to the Present. Her new book, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos: Perspective for Today’s World, was released in 2015. Currently, she serves as Lexington Publishing new book series editor on Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia.
Workplace and organizational dispute resolution, gender and conflict resolution, refugee and immigrant issues, cross-cultural issues, indigenous or traditional conflict resolution methods
Ph.D. (University of Manitoba); M.A. (Antioch University); B.A. (University of British Columbia; University of Winnipeg)
CRS 1200 Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies
CRS 2210 Conflict Theory and Analysis
CRS 2211 Coaching Skills Workshop (formerly Conciliation Skills)
CRS 2241 Conflict and Culture
CRS 3220 Models for Conflict Transformation
CRS 3221 Mediation Skills Workshop
CRS 3221 Mediation Skills Workshop
CRS 3240 Workplace Conflict Resolution
CRS 3293 Directed Readings in CRS
CRS 4240 Workplace Dispute Systems Design
Current Publication Projects:
Writing a book, Traditional Conflict Resolution: Perspective for Today's World, based on my research in Southeast Asia - Laos. Abingdon: Routledge Publications, 2015.
Co-researching and authoring a book with Dr. Judith Harris and Dr. Mussie Tesfagiorgis, Experiences of Professional Immigrants in Canada's Labour Market: A Study of the Past 25 Years.
Stobbe, S. P. (2014). Respecting Identity, Creating Justice, and Building Peace in Laos through Traditional Conflict Resolution Process. In H. Tuso, S., Byrne, J. Senehi, T. Matyok, and M. Flaherty (Eds.), Indigenous Processes of Peacemaking: A Preliminary Exploration. Lanham: Lexington Books.
Stobbe, S. & Harris, J. (2013). Tracking Immigrant Professionals' Experience in Manitoba's Labour Market. Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) Working Paper Series: Immigration & Settlement: Precarious Futures. Toronto: Ryerson University.
Stobbe, S. P. & Snyder, A. C. (Eds.) (2011). Critical Aspects of Gender in Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Social Movements (Series: Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, Volume 32). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Stobbe, S. P. & Snyder, A. C. (2011). Introduction. In S. P. Stobbe & A. C. Snyder (Eds.), Critical Aspects of Gender in Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Social Movements (Series: Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, Volume 32). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Stobbe, S. P. (2011). The Soukhouan Ritual: The Legacy of Lao Women in Conflict Resolution. In S. P. Stobbe & A. C. Snyder (Eds.), Critical Aspects of Gender in Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Social Movements (Series: Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, Volume 32). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Board of Directors, Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Board of Directors, Journal of Mennonite Studies, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Research Associate, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
Editorial Board, Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (USA.)
Executive Committee, Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, York University, Toronto, ON (Canada)
Indochinese Refugee Movement Steering Committee, Toronto, ON (Canada)
REMB Refugee Committee, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)