Faculty

Stephanie Stobbe

Chair & Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies

Stephanie Stobbe

Program(s)

Conflict Resolution Studies

Email

s.stobbe:@:uwinnipeg.ca

Phone

204.953.3850

Office

2MS26

Stephanie Stobbe, an Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College (a College of CMU) at the University of Winnipeg, is a leading expert on Southeast Asian processes of dispute resolution. As an active educator, trainer, and ADR practitioner, she has worked and conducted research in Canada, United States, South America, Europe, India, and Asia. As part of an American Bar Association team of experts, Stephanie discussed “Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding: Implementing the Secretary-General’s Report on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding” and provided recommendations to the United Nations Development Programme, Peacebuilding Support Office as they address UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1889. She also served as a Visiting Professor/Researcher at the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii. 

Stephanie has been invited to work with local citizens to develop the first conflict resolution and peacebuilding program in Laos, and to conduct research on traditional mediation processes and conflict resolution rituals. She has also co-facilitated a series of seminars and workshops for political leaders, NGOs, and civil society in Myanmar (Burma) on institutional designs in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and reconciliation. More recently, she was invited to work with the Thai Ministry of Justice directors and staff on cross-cultural conflict resolution, mediation, and community justice programs.

Stephanie’s recent books include Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos: Perspective for Today’s World (2015) and Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models (2018). Currently, she serves as Lexington Publishing Series Book Editor for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia. Another area of her research focuses on refugees and forced migration. In 2016, Stephanie chaired CARFMS 9th Annual Conference on Freedom of Movement of refugees and forced migrants that brought 350 participants from over 20 countries. Her current national and international research projects include conducting oral histories of former refugees from Southeast Asia and their resettlement and settlement journeys and integration; and examining European and international policies and their impact on refugees and forced migrants fleeing to Europe. In 2019, Stephanie was awarded a Fellow of McLaughlin College at York University for her work in conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and on refugees, and in 2020 she was invited to serve on the Expert Advisory Board of the new Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies at Auckland University in New Zealand. Stephanie is also active on the ADR Institute of Manitoba Board and ADR Institute of Canada.

Areas of Teaching

workplace and organizational dispute resolution; conflict resolution systems design; refugees, forced migration and human rights; cross-cultural conflict resolution; mediation models and processes; indigenous or traditional conflict resolution processes; peacebuilding;

Education

Ph.D. (University of Manitoba); M.A. (Antioch University); B.A. (University of British Columbia; University of Winnipeg)

Work in Detail

Teaching

CRS 1200 Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies

CRS 2111 Special Topics Workshop - Rothman's Identity-Based Conflict ARIA Model

CRS 2210 Conflict Theory and Analysis

CRS 2211 Coaching Skills Workshop (formerly Conciliation Skills)

CRS 2241 Conflict and Culture

CRS 2271 Conflict Within Groups

CRS 2281 Selected Topics in Conflict Resolution Studies

CRS 3220 Models for Conflict Transformation

CRS 3221 Mediation Skills Workshop

CRS 3240 Workplace Conflict Resolution

CRS 3262 Critical Issues in Conflict Resolution

CRS 3272 (HR 3272) Refugees and Forced Migration

CRS 3293 Directed Readings in CRS

CRS 4200 Senior Seminar in Conflict Resolution Studies

CRS 4240 Workplace Dispute Systems Design

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses at CMU (Shaftesbury Campus):

PCTS 2143 Peace Skills - Culture and Conflict

PCTS/POL/IDS 3950C Exploring the Refugee Challenge

PCD 5190C Exploring the Refugee Challenge

PCD 5190 Refugees and Forced Migration

PCD 5190 Workplace Dispute Resolution Systems Design

PCD 5850 Practice Skills - Culture and Conflict

Xplore: Keep Thinking Program - Refugees Today and the Earlier Southeast Asian Refugee Movement

Xplore: Exploring the Refugee Challenge

Research

Selected Publications:

Stobbe, S. P. (2021). Refugee Policies, Resettlement and Integration in Canada: Lessons Learned from the Southeast Asian Refugee Movement and Mennonite Central Committee. In F. Enns, N. Schroeder, and A. P. Lozano (Eds.), On a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace: Global Mennonite Perspectives on Peacebuilding (Just Peace Volume 2). Eugene: Pickwick Publications.

Stobbe, S. P. (2019). Part 8: Global Responses to Conflict - Peacebuilding Techniques or Praxis. In S. Byrne, T. Matyok, and I. M. Scott (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Peace and Conflict Studies. Abingdon: Routledge Publishing.

Stobbe, S. P. (Ed.) (2018). Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models. Series: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Stobbe, S. P. (2018). Introduction: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia: The Need for Mediation and Other Culturally Appropriate Models. In S. P. Stobbe (Ed.), Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Stobbe, S. P. (2018). Laos: Op-Lom: The Language of Conflict Resolution and Neoy Gai Geer Mediation Models. In S. P. Stobbe (Ed.), Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Stobbe, S. P. & Vatanasapt, V. (2018). Thailand: Thai Cultural Values and the Role of Third Parties in Addressing Conflicts. In S. P. Stobbe (Ed.), Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Stobbe, S. P. (2018). Conclusion: Common Principles and Practices Found in Mediation and Other Cultural Models of Conflict Resolution in Asia and the Future of Mediation and Other Cultural Practices of Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. In S. P. Stobbe (Ed.), Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Stobbe, S. P. (2016). Respecting Identity, Creating Justice, and Building Peaceful Relationships in Laos through Traditional Conflict Resolution Processes. In H. Tuso, S. Byrne, J. Senehi, T. Matyok, and M. Flaherty (Eds.), Creating the Third Force: Indigenous Processes of Peacemaking. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Stobbe, S. P. (2015). Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos: Perspective for Today's World. Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series. Abingdon: Routledge Publishing.

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.

Book Series Editor:

Stobbe, S.P. Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia. Lanham: Lexington Books [an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.]

  1. Stobbe, S. P. (Ed.) (March 2018, July 2020). Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models. Series: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia. Lanham: Lexington Books.
  2. Rinker, J. A. (November 2018). Identity, Rights, and Awareness: Anticaste Activism in India and the Awakening of Justice through Discursive Practices. Series: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia. Lanham: Lexington Books.
  3. Kroeker, W. (January 2021). Multidimensional Peacebuilding: Local Actors in the Philippine Context. Series: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Current Publication Projects:

Stobbe, S.P. (2016 - pres). (Book Series Editor). Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Stobbe, S.P. (2021). "The European Refugee Crisis and Its Human Rights Impact on Forced Migrants in Greece." In J. Simeon (Ed.), Serious International Crimes, Human Rights, and Forced Migration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Community

Expert Advisory Board, Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies, Auckland University, Auckland (New Zealand)

Board of Directors, ADR Institute Manitoba (ADRIM), Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC) Ethics and Professional Practice Committee, Toronto, ON (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, York University, Toronto, ON (Canada)

Board of Directors, Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

REMB Nominations Committee, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

REMB Refugee Committee, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

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