By: Cheyenne Moore *
In celebration of Conflict Resolution Month, Student Legal and Mediation Services is presenting a blog series about individuals that inspire peace in their communities and the world. This post in the series is about Brad Heckman and his contributions to conflict resolution.
We will welcome Brad Heckman as a keynote speaker on October 11th at 6:00PM in CHSS 110. With over ten years of experience in mediation and nonprofit management, Heckman has contributed to peace building in more than 25 countries. He has previously given a TEDx talk, presenting over “Mediation and mindfully getting in the middle.” At Sam Houston State University, he will be discussing his experience with training Mediators in Eastern Europe and how we can better confront conflict with respectful dialogue and peaceful resolutions by “Inspiring the World one Peace at a Time.”
Brad Heckman is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the New York Peace Institute in New York City. He is also an adjunct professor at the New York University Center for Global Affairs, where he teaches graduate courses in conflict resolution and nonprofit management. For more information regarding The New York Peace Institute, please visit their website: http://nypeace.org/
His skills in nonprofit organization management stems from his experience at Partners Global, where he worked for ten years as the Director of International Programs. He also served Safe Horizon as both the Vice President as well as the Senior Director of the mediation program.
He received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. He later graduated with his Master’s degree in International Relations from The John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has also received an “Excellence in Teaching Award” from New York University.
Heckman spends his time volunteering as a Trustee for the New York City Peace Museum as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) and New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA). Heckman also manages the New York Peace Institute’s blog https://thehecklist.wordpress.com/.
Alongside Conflict Resolution Month, Student Legal and Mediation Services offers many useful tools for students to resolve mediation and legal matters. For more information regarding our office and its resources, please contact our office by phone at (936) 294-1717, website at shsu.edu/slms, email at email@example.com, or visit us in the LSC, Room 330.