Ami C. Carpenter

Ami C. Carpenter


Phone: (619) 260-7830

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Ami C. Carpenter

Assistant Professor
Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Interethnic Conflict Resolution

Ami C. Carpenter, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at University of San Diego. She has taught courses on international, community and organizational conflict prevention and resolution at George Mason University (Arlington, Virginia), National Taurida Vernatsky University (Simferopol, Ukraine), and California State University (Dominguez Hills). Dr. Carpenter has worked on numerous initiatives as a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and conflict resolution consultant, and is a research advisor for the National Conflict Resolution Center, the San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention and the Advisory Council on Human and Child Sex Trafficking. She was born in Omaha, Arkansas.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • MA, Communication Studies/Management, New Mexico State University
  • BA, Psychology, New Mexico State University


Carpenter, Ami (2011). Carpenter, Ami (2011). “Havens in a Firestorm: Perspectives from Baghdad on Resilience to Sectarian Violence”. Civil Wars Journal 14:2, forthcoming

Carpenter, Ami (2011). “Changing Lenses: Conflict Analysis and Mexico’s War.” Journal of Latin American Politics and Society, forthcoming

Carpenter, Ami (2010). Beyond Drug Wars: Transforming Factional Conflict in Mexico. Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Carpenter, Ami (2008). Rendering Idea to Practice: Conflict Prevention and Development Assistance in Guatemala. Dissertation, Copyright Carpenter 2008

Carpenter Ami, with Cheldelin, Sandra (2006). “Emergent Best Practices for Collaborative Partnerships in Infrastructure Protection” in Critical Infrastructure Protection Project Workshop II Working Papers. George Mason University Press, Fairfax Virginia.

Carpenter, Ami. 2006. “Patterns of Resilience in Fragile States.” Final Report, Submitted in fulfillment of the United States Agency for International Development and University of Maryland contract.

Carpenter, Ami. 2005. “Conflict Prevention in the International Sphere.” Transnational Journal of Conflict Management. No. 2, Vol. 5

Carpenter, Ami, Paula Scalinga and Sandra Cheldelin. 2005. “Designing a Roadmap for Partnership: The First Step, Identifying the Key Stakeholders.” In Critical Infrastructure Protection in the National Capital Region: Risk-based Foundations for Resilience and Sustainability. Final Report, Volume 12, Submitted in fulfillment of Department of Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative and Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Grant.

Carpenter, Ami (2005). Partnerships for Sustainable Development and Human Rights: A Plea for Research. TDM Volume 2, issue 01, January.

Carpenter, Ami (2004). Recommended Practices for Public-Private Collaboration. TDM Volume 1, issue 04 - October 2004

Carpenter, Ami and Cheldelin, Sandra. 2003. “Collaborative Systems Design for Public-Private Partnerships” in Critical Infrastructure Protection Project, Workshop I Working Papers. George Mason University Press.

Thomas, K., Carpenter, A. and Seigel, J. 2003. “The Policy and Research Perspective” in Critical Infrastructure Protection Project, Workshop I Working Papers. George Mason University Press.

Contributing author to the United Nations Guidelines on Good Governance in Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure. (Economic and Social Council, Committee for Trade, Industry and Economic Development, Working Party on International Legal and Commercial Practice 2003)


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