For Adults

Below are resources for adults including practitioners, college students, and any adult who is interested in learning more about conflict resolution:



  • Fisher and Ury’s Getting to Yes
  • Isenhart and Spangle’s Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Conflict
  • Lederach’s Building Peace: sustainable reconciliation in divided societies
  • Lederach’s Moral Imagination
  • Lederach’s Preparing for Peace
  • Barnett Rubin’s Blood on the Doorstep, published by the Center for Preventive Action
  • Howard Zehr’s Little Book of Restorative Justice
  • Peter Ackerman and Jack Duvall’s A Force More Powerful (see also the PBS video by the same title)
  • Mark Juergensmeyer’s Gandhi’s Way: a handbook of conflict resolution
  • Sandy Tolan’s The Lemon Tree
  • Getting to Peace (AKA: The 3rd Side) — William Ury
  • Forgiveness: How to make peace with your past and get on with your life — Dr. Sidney B. Simon
  • Getting to Yes — Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton
  • The Magic of Conflict — Tom Crum
  • Boal, A. (1985). Theatre of the Oppressed (McBride, C. A., & McBride, M.-O. L.,Trans.). New York: Theatre Communications Group. (Original work published 1974).
  • Bohm, D. (1996). On Dialogue. New York: Routledge.
  • Buber, M. (1970). I and Thou (W. Kaufmann, Trans.). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. (Translated from manuscript.)
  • Bush, R.A.B., & Folger, J.P. (2005). The Promise of Mediation: The transformative approach to conflict. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Dukes, E. F. (1996). Resolving Public Conflict: Transforming Community and Governance. New York: Manchester University Press.
  • Kolb, D. M. (2001). When talk works: Profiles of Mediators. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Kriesberg, L. (2003). Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution. Boulder, Colorado: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Lang, M.D., & Taylor, A. (2000). The Making of a Mediator. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Mayer, B. (2000). The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Moore, C. (2003). The Mediation Process: Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Schuman, S. (Ed.). (2005). The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation. San Francisco: Jossey‑Bass.
  • Winslade, J., & Monk, G. (2000). Narrative Mediation: A New Approach to Conflict Resolution. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


  • Tough Guise — Katz & Earp
  • Long Night’s Journey into Day (a documentary on Restorative Justice in South Africa)