New Orleans, Louisiana — Global Security Expert and Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University I. William Zartman was named a “CIGI Honouree” last night for his distinguished contributions to global governance and conflict management.

 CIGI reserves the honouree designation for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of innovative global governance thinking and praxis. Prof. Zartman’s research, writings and advancement of global security, peace and conflict studies make him an ideal recipient of this prestigious award.

 “Bill Zartman's sustained and ongoing scholarship on factors fundamental to conflict management and negotiation‎ has informed generations of scholars as well as those involved in policy making. His work on the hurting stalemate and the ripe moment continues to influence,” says CIGI Vice President of Programs David B. Dewitt. "It is CIGI's privilege to honour Prof. Zartman for his work that addresses fundamental aspects of regional and global governance through his concern with peace and security through negotiation and conflict management.”

 Prof. Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution and former Director of the Conflict Management and African Studies Programs, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, Prof. Zartman is the founder and current chairman of the International Peace and Security Institute, in Washington, D.C., and has consulted for the U.S. Department of State and the past president of the Middle East Studies Association, among other influential groups and organizations. During his career, he has also authored numerous books and articles on conflict management, peace negotiations and international security.

 ‎"I am pleased to accept this recognition from CIGI, and hope it helps to draw attention to the important role of negotiation in conflict management," Zartman says. "An ounce of prevention is worse than a pound of cure, and what we need is a pound of prevention. In the world of international relations, neither balm nor bomb solves the problem."

 For his contributions and achievements, Prof. Zartman has been honoured many times over. Among his accolades, he has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Conflict Management, and teaching awards from the University of South Carolina and SAIS at Johns Hopkins University.



Tammy Bender, Communications Manager, CIGI

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