Robert Ricigliano is the Director of the Institute of World Affairs, and the Peace Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee where he teaches International Mediation and Negotiation through the Department of Communication. Mr. Ricigliano has worked most recently with political parties in the new Iraqi Parliament and on the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has been involved in peace building interventions in Russia, Georgia, Colombia, South Africa and elsewhere. Mr. Ricigliano served on the first U.S. team ever to teach negotiation at the Soviet Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy in Moscow and has trained diplomats and other government officials from Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. He has developed core programs in diplomatic and governmental negotiation, preventive diplomacy and inter-group conflict management. In a wide variety of corporate settings, Mr. Ricigliano has done consulting, mediation, and negotiation training, creating a value-based client relationship, and managing difficult conversations. His writings on negotiation and peace processes include A Three-Dimensional Model of Negotiation, Networks of Effective Action: Implementing a Holistic Approach to Peacebuilding, Cold War, Redux: A Critique of and Alternative to the War on Terrorism, The Choardic Peace Process, and Supporting the Peace Process in the DRC: A Track 1.5 Facilitation Effort. He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Hamilton College.