Roland B Wilson

Roland B Wilson

Roland B Wilson

Assistant Professor

Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Security, Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Dr. Roland B. Wilson is an assistant professor, faculty advisor, and program coordinator for the Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program at George Mason University Korea. He is also the Co-Director for the Peace and Conflict Studies Center Asia (PACSC Asia) and is an international mediator and consultant. Dr. Wilson possesses more than 30 years of combined military, government and academic experience and wrote about a myriad complex subjects, including Asia Pacific relations, foreign policy, diplomacy, and security and conflict issues. He has also lived in East Asia for more than 20 years and speaks Korean at a professional-level.

Current Research

Dr. Wilson’s current interests include working to improve foreign policy, diplomacy, and conflict resolution efforts around the world. He is also working to enhance local community and governmental capacity to peacefully mediate, transform, and resolve culturally diverse and historically deep-rooted conflicts by developing courses and providing professional workshops and training.

Selected Publications

Key Theories, Terms and Concepts in Dispute and Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, Roland B. Wilson Editor, May 2019 (English and Thai)

A Need to Expand the Understanding and Use of this Diverse Peacemaking Tool, Roland B. Wilson, Journal der ARGE Bildungsmanagement, Universitätsinstitut für Beratungs- und Managementwissenschaften an der Fakultät Psychologie der Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität, June 2018                                                                 

The Importance of Position and Power Symmetry in International Relations: The Case of U.S. Foreign policy towards North Korea, Roland B. Wilson and Soyoung Kwon, North Korean Review, Spring 2018

The Growing Danger of Historical Distortionism in East Asia: China’s Northeast Asia Project, Roland B. Wilson and Youngmi Choi, Journal of Democracy and Human Rights, Vol 17, No 3, Fall 2017

Expanded Publication List

Key Theories, Terms and Concepts in Dispute and Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, Roland B. Wilson Editor, May 2019 (English and Thai);                                                                                            

A Need to Expand the Understanding and Use of this Diverse Peacemaking Tool, Roland B. Wilson, Journal der ARGE Bildungsmanagement, Universitätsinstitut für Beratungs- und Managementwissenschaften an der Fakultät Psychologie der Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität, June 2018                                                                 

The Importance of Position and Power Symmetry in International Relations: The Case of U.S. Foreign policy towards North Korea, Roland B. Wilson and Soyoung Kwon, North Korean Review, Spring 2018;

North Korea: What are the Prospects for Real Change? (북한: 진정한 변화의 전망에 대하여), Daily Economist, 25 March 2018: http://www.thescoop.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=26384 

The Growing Danger of Historical Distortionism in East Asia: China’s Northeast Asia Project, Roland B. Wilson and Youngmi Choi, Journal of Democracy and Human Rights, Vol 17, No 3, Fall 2017;

Startup Businesses and Politics: Are they working together in Korea? (스타트업과 정치, 대한민국에서 함께하고 있는가?) Morning Today Newspaper, 21 Dec 2016, http://news.mt.co.kr/mtview.php?no=2016122010471699241 

Symptoms of Schizophrenia or Strategic Calculation? Understanding the Decisions and Actions of North Korea’s Supreme Leadership, Roland B. Wilson and Misook Lee, Seaton Hall Journal of Diplomacy, Fall/Winter 2014: www.journalofdiplomacy.org;

the Growing Tension in Northeast Asia, Hankyoreh Shinmun News; Article, Published 30 Dec 2013: http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_editorial/617578.html                       

Abe’s Visit to Yasukuni Shrine [아베 야스쿠니참배 후폭풍]“아베가 미국의 따귀 때렸다” 연일 날선 비판] Donga News, Published 30 Dec 2013: http://news.donga.com/BestClick/3/all/20131230/59852883/1;             

Future Prospects for Resolving the Conflict with North Korea: Looking at the Past in order to help Change the Future, International Review of Korean Studies Vol.10, No.1, 2013: http://www.kri.unsw.edu.au/IROKS.htm;  

Isolationism, Sanctions, Coercion, Hostages and Dictatorship in North Korea, Hankyoreh Shinmun News Article, Published: 5 Sept 2013: http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_editorial/602262.html;                      

Why North Korea Doesn’t Change [북한은 왜 변하지 않는 것일까], Kyunghyang Shinmun News Article, Published: 6 Aug 2013: http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=201308052148155&code=990304;          

Veterans College Handbook, Roland B. Wilson and Douglas Herrmann, CreateSpace Publishing, 30 April 2012;

Progress in Educating Veterans in the 21st Century, Douglas Herrmann, Charles Hopkins, Roland B. Wilson and Allen Bert, South Carolina: BookSurge Publishing, May 4, 2011;

Improving College Education of Veterans, Charles Hopkins, Douglas Herrmann, Roland B. Wilson and Bert Allen, South Carolina: BookSurge Publishing, Jul 8, 2010;

Educating Veterans in the 21st Century, Douglas Herrmann, Bert Allen, Roland B. Wilson and Charles Hopkins, South Carolina: BookSurge Publishing, Sep 18, 2009;                                                                              

College Is for Veterans, Too. Chronicle of Higher Education, Herrmann, D., Raybeck, D., & Roland B. Wilson, 21 Nov 2008 http://chronicle.com/article/College-Is-for-Veterans-Too/31872/                                                                  

Grants and Fellowships

Business Conflict Resolution Grant, Oct 2019

North-South Integration Issues Grant, Jun 2019

Conflict Resolution, Development and Pre/Post-Unification issues Grant, Jun 2018                                             

Scholarship and Training Grant, Incheon Global Campus Startup Hub, Nov 2017

Courses Taught

CONF 499: Independent Study

CONF 385/390/399/695; GLOA 480; INTS 399; INTS 595; and HIST 387: Field Experience/Study Abroad Course, The Balkans Case: Reconciliation and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

CONF 399: Historical Revisionism

CONF 340: Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution

CONF 210: Theories of Conflict Analysis and Resolution

CONF 101: Conflicts and our World

 

Education

Bachelor in Linguistics, Indiana State University, 2002

Master in linguistics, Korean, and teaching English as a second language, Indiana State University, 2005

Doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 2015