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Benjamin Broome

Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Biography

Benjamin Broome is an intercultural communication scholar whose work centers on the theory and practice of sustainable dialogue and its role in peacebuilding. His research is focused on finding ways to help groups, organizations, and communities respond to conflict through dialogue rather than violence. To do this, he and his colleagues have developed consensus-based processes that allow groups in conflict to move beyond the differences that divide them. By helping them envision a collective future, they are able to work together in realizing joint goals.

Dr. Broome has facilitated dozens of workshops in North America, Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, and Australasia. Educational institutions, government agencies, professional organizations, large corporations, and Native American Tribes have sought his assistance. Much of his work over the past two decades has focused on peacebuilding efforts in Cyprus, where he was initially a U.S. Fulbright scholar and later worked with the United Nations Development Program and several diplomatic missions.

Education

Ph.D. - Communication; University of Kansas

M.A. - Communication; University of Kansas

B.A. - Honors Interdisciplinary Program, University of Georgia

Research Interests

intercultural communication, conflict transformation, intercultural dialogue, peacebuilding, facilitation

Publications

Book Chapters (recent):

Broome, B.J. (2017). Moving from Conflict to Harmony: The Role of Dialogue in Bridging Differences, in Xiaodong Dai and Guo-Ming Chen (Eds.), Conflict Management and Intercultural Communication: The Art of Intercultural Harmony (pp. 13-28), Routledge.

Broome, B.J. (2017). Mediating Peacebuilding in Protracted Conflicts: An Interactive Design Framework, in A. Georgakopoulos (Ed), The Mediation Handbook: Research, Theory, and Practice (pp. 379-387), Routledge.

Kong, J.Y. and Broome, B.J. (2017). Beyond Dialogue: Conflict Transformation Through Ritual, in Kellett, P.M. & Matyok, T.G. (Eds), Communication and Conflict Transformation Through Local, Regional, and Global Engagement (pp. 111-138). Lexington Books.

Domegan, C., McHugh, P., Devaney, M., Duane, S., Joyce, J., Daly, O., Broome, B. (2014). Waves of change – collaborative design for tomorrow’s world. In L. Brennan, W. Binney, L. Parker, T. Aleti, & D. Nguyen (Eds.), Social marketing and behaviour change: Models, theory and applications (pp. 28–219). United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Hogan, M. J., Harney, O., & Broome, B. (2015). Catalyzing collaborative learning and collective action for positive social change through systems science education. In R. Wegerif, J. Kaufman, & L. L. (Eds.), Routledge handbook of research on teaching thinking (pp. 441-456). London: Routledge.

Hogan, M., Harney, O., & Broome, B. (2014). Integrating Argument Mapping with Systems Thinking Tools: Advancing Applied Systems Science. In A. Okada, S.J. Buckingham Shum, & T. Sherborne (Eds.), Knowledge Cartography (pp. 401-421). London: Springer.

Broome, Benjamin J. (2014). Dialogue across the Divide: Bridging the Separation in Cyprus, in Nazan Haydari & Prue Holmes (eds.), Case Studies in Intercultural Dialogue (pp. 39-54). Kendall Hunt Publishers.

Broome, Benjamin J. (2013). Building Cultures of Peace: The Role of Intergroup Dialogue, in John Oetzel John and Stella Ting-Toomey, Handbook of Conflict Communication, Second Edition (pp. 737-762), Sage Publications.

LaDonna Harris, Stephen M. Sachs and Benjamin J. Broome (2012), Harmony Through Wisdom of the People: Applying Traditional Principles To Develop Appropriate and Effective Indian Tribal Governance, in LaDonna Harris, Sephen M. Sachs, and Barbara Morris, Recreating the Circle: The Renewal of American Indian Self-Determination, University of New Mexico Press, pp. 201-250.

Broome, B. J. and Anastasiou, H. A. (2012). Communication Across the Divide in the Cyprus Conflict, in Dan Landis and Rosita Albert (eds.), Handbook of Interethnic Conflict, Springer Press, pp. 293-326.

Broome, B. J., Anastasiou, H., Hadjipavlou, M., & Kanol. B. (2012). Opening communication pathways in protracted conflict: From tragedy to dialogue in Cyprus. In L. R. Frey & K. M. Carragee (Eds.), Communication activism: Vol. 3. Struggling for social justice amidst difference. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, pp. 69-104.

Little, B. & Broome, B. (2010). Diaspora. In R. Jackson & M. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Identity (pp. 222-227). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

 (2010). Diaspora. In R. Jackson & M. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Identity (pp. 222-227). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Anastasiou, H., & Broome, B. J. (2010). Nationalism. In R. L. J. II & M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Identity (pp. 498-502). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Broome, B. J. (2009). Building Relational Empathy through an Interactive Design Process, in Dennis D. J. Sandole, Sean Byrne, Ingrid Staroste-Sandole, Jessica Senihi (eds), Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Routledge, 184-200.

Broome, B. J. and Jakobsson Hatay, A. (2006). Building Peace in Divided Societies: The Role of Intergroup Dialogue, in John Oetzel and Stella Ting-Toomey (eds), Handbook of Conflict Communication, pp. 627-662, Sage Publications.

Broome, B. J. (2006). Applications of Interactive Design Methodologies in Protracted Conflict Situations, in Lawrence Frey (Ed.), Facilitating group communication in context: Innovations and applications with natural groups, pp. 125-154, Hampton Press.

Broome, B. J., Carey, C., De La Garza, S. A., Martin, J. & Morris, R. (2005), In the Thick of Things: A Dialogue about the Activist Turn in Intercultural Communication, in William J. Starosta and Guo-Ming Chen (Eds.), Taking Stock in Intercultural Communication: Where to Now? [International and Intercultural Communication Annual, Volume 28], pp. 145-175, Washington, DC: National Communication Association.

Broome, B. J. (2005). The Role of Bi-communal Activities in Building Peace in Cyprus, in Michalis Michael and Anastasios Tamis (Eds.), Cyprus in the Modern World, pp. 266-304. Thessaloniki: Vanias Press.

Broome, B. J. (2004). Building a Shared Future Across the Divide: Identity and Conflict in Cyprus. In Mary Fong and Rueyling Chuang (Eds), Communicating Ethnic and Cultural Identity, pp., 275-294, Rowman and Littlefield, Publishers.

Brenda J. Allen, B. J. B., Tricia S. Jones, Victoria Chen, Mary Jane Collier. (2003). Intercultural Alliances: A Cyberdialogue Among Scholar-Practitioners. Intercultural Alliances: Critical Transformation. SAGE Publications, Inc (pp. 279-321). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Journal Articles (recent):

Broome, B. J. (in press). Negotiating the Nexus: Symbiotic Relationship of Theory and Practice in Conflict Management, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research.

Domegan, C., McHugh, P., Devaney, M., Duane, S., Hogan, M., Broome, B. J., Piwowarczyk, J. (2016). Systems-thinking social marketing: Conceptual extensions and empirical investigations. Journal of Marketing Management. doi:10.1080/0267257X.2016.1183697

Hogan, M.J., Johnston, H., Broome, B.J., McMoreland, C., Walsh, J., Smale, B., Duggan, J., Andriessen, J., Leyden, K.M., Domegan, C., McHugh, P., Hogan, V., Harney, O., Groarke, J., Noone, C., & Groarke, A.M. (2015). Consulting with Citizens in the Design of Wellbeing Measures and Policies: Lessons from a Systems Science Application, Social Indicators Research, 123, 857-877.

Harney, O., Hogan, M., Broome, B., Hall, T., & Ryan, C. (2015). Investigating the effects of prompts on argumentation style, consensus and perceived efficacy in collaborative learning. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 10(4), 367-394. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11412-015-9223-1

Neuberg, S.L., Warner, C.M., Mistler, S.A., Berlin, A., Hill, E.D., Johnson, J.D., Filip-Crawford, G., Millsap, R.E., Thomas, G., Winkelman, M., Broome, B.J., Taylor, T.J., & Schober, J. (2014). Religion and Intergroup Conflict: Findings From the Global Group Relations Project. Psychological Science, 25(1), 98–206.

Broome, B. J. and Collier, M. J. (2012). Culture, Communication, and Peacebuilding: A Reflexive Multi- Dimensional Contextual Framework, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 5 (4), 1-25.

Harney, O., Hogan, M.J., Broome, B. (2012). Collaborative learning: the effects of trust and open and closed dynamics on consensus and efficacy. Social Psychology of Education, 15, 517–532

Broome, B. J. (2004). Reaching Across the Dividing Line: Building a Collective Vision for Peace in Cyprus, International Journal of Peace Research, 41(2), 191-209.

Broome, B. J. (2003). Responding to the challenges of third-party facilitation: Reflections of a scholar-practitioner in the Cyprus conflict, Journal of Intergroup Relations, 26 (4), 24-43.

Broome, B. J., DeTurk, S., Kristjansdottir, E. S., Kanata, T., Ganesan, P. (2002). Giving Voice to Diversity: An Interactive Approach to Conflict Management and Decision-Making in Culturally Diverse Work Environments, Journal of Business and Management, 8(3), 239-264.

Broome, B. J. and Murray, J. S. (2002). Improving Third-Party Decisions at Choice Points: A Cyprus Case Study. Negotiation Journal, 18 (1), 75-98.

Broome, B. J. (2001). Participatory Planning and Design in a Protracted Conflict Situation: Applications with Citizen Peace-Building Groups in Cyprus. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 19, 313-321.

Harris, Ladonna; Sachs, Stephen M.; and Broome, B. J. (2001). Wisdom of the People: Potential and Pitfalls in Efforts by the Comanche to Recreate Traditional Ways of Building Consensus. The American Indian Quarterly, 25 (1), 114-134.

Applied Projects (recent):

Broome, Benjamin J. (2016). Building an Inclusive and Supportive Campus Environment for Intercultural Dialogue, report of Structured Dialogue Workshop held at Arizona State University, November 19, 2016.

Broome, Benjamin J. (2015). Exploring the Challenges of Leadership and Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South, a report of Structured Dialogue Workshops held at the International Neighbourhood Symposium, Heybeliada, Turkey, June 23-28, 2015.

Domegan, C., Devaney, M., McHugh, P., Hogan, M., and Broome, B. (2014) Waves of Change: Collective Design for a Sustainable Marine Ecosystem, D2.4 Global Analysis of the SFS Consultation Process from a Social Sciences Perspective, Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. 134 pp.

Broome, Benjamin J. (2014). Exploring the Challenges of Political and Social Change in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South, a report of Structured Dialogue Workshops held at the International Neighbourhood Symposium, Heybeliada, Turkey, June 24-29, 2014.

Hogan, M. and Broome, B.J. (2013). Wellbeing in Ireland: Designing Measures and Implementing Policies, a report of design workshop held at National University of Ireland, Galway, June 6-7, 2013.

Broome, Benjamin J. (2013). Creating a Space for Dialogue and Cooperation in the Eastern Neighbourhood and the Mediterranean South, a report of Structured Dialogue Workshops held at the International Neighbourhood Symposium, Heybeliada, Turkey, June 25-30, 2013.

Hogan, M. and Broome, B.J. (2013). Wellbeing in Ireland: Designing Measures and Implementing Policies, a report of design workshop held at National University of Ireland, Galway, June 6-7, 2013.

[Note: 2007-2012 time period is missing, needs updating]

Broome, B. J. (2006, September). Report of Strategic Planning Retreat for ASU’s American Indian Policy and Leadership Development Center, held at Gila River Community Center, Arizona, September 29, 2006.

Broome, B. J. (2006, August). Examining the Challenges of Group Facilitation in an Intercultural Context, report of design workshop held at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, Forest Grove, Oregon, July 31 – August 4, 2006.

Broome, B. J. (2006, June). Designing Future Activities for Turkey’s EU Observatory, report of working groups held at annual meeting of Turkey’s EU Observatory, sponsored by the Istanbul Policy Centre, Sabanci University, June 5, 2006.

Broome, B. J. (2005, June). Shaping the Future of Social Work, report of Interactive Design Workshop sponsored by Columbia University, held at the National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC, June 1-3, 2005.

Broome, B. J. (2002, October). Designing the Future of Housing for the Delaware Tribe of Indians, report of Interactive Design Workshop organized by Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity, held in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, September 23, 2002.

Broome, B. J. (2002, May). Designing an Agenda for Social Work on End-of-Life and Palliative Care, report of Interactive Design Workshop sponsored by the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation), Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, and Duke University, held at R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, March 20-22, 2002.

Broome, B. J. (2001, November). From Separation to Collaboration: Keys to Successful Cooperation on Joint Projects in Cyprus and Between Greece and Turkey, report for series of five workshops sponsored by the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS), held in Kyrenia (Cyprus), Nicosia (Cyprus), Istanbul (Turkey), Athens (Greece), and Bruges (Belgium), July 2001.

Broome, B. J. (2000, March). Designing a Research Agenda for the TriService Nursing Research Program, report for workshop sponsored by the TriService Nursing Research Program (TSNRP), held at Motorola University in Tempe, Arizona, February 26-29, 2000.

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 494Special Topics
COM 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 494Special Topics
COM 692Research
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 494Special Topics
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 494Special Topics
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 494Special Topics
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards

Jeffrey Z. Rubin Theory-to-Practice Award, International Association of Conflict Management (IACM), presented at the annual meeting of IACM at Columbia University, New York City, June 2016

Jeanne Lind Herberger Professor (2013-2016), Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University

FIRST Scholar (2016), Department of Communication, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.

Distinguished Scholarship Award for top publication of 2012 in field of international and intercultural communication, presented at annual convention of National Communication Association, Washington, DC, November, 2013

Research Associate, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, appointed January, 2010

Academy Fellow, International Academy of Intercultural Research, elected August 2009

Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, Australia, University of Queensland, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS), October 2007.

Ralph Cooley Award for top-ranked paper presented to the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association at the 2001 annual meeting in Atlanta.

Top Applications Paper Award for best applied research paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), Paris, June, 2001.

Distinguished Scholarship Award for top publication of 1996 in field of international and intercultural communication, presented at annual convention of National Communication Association, Chicago, November, 1997

Fulbright Resident Scholar Award in communication, inter-group relations and conflict resolution, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1996

Senior Fulbright Scholar Award in communication, inter-group relations and conflict resolution, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1994-95

Faculty Research Award from George Mason University for study leave to conduct research and write book on Greek culture, Athens, Greece, Spring, 1994.

Ralph Cooley Award for top-ranked paper presented to the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the Speech Communication Association at the 1993 annual meeting in Miami.

Professional Associations

National Communication Association (NCA) International Communication Association (ICA) International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) Western States Communication Association (WSCA)

Service

Co-Director, Conflict Transformation Project, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

Coordinator, ICGlobal Interest Group, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

 

Work History

Visiting Scholar, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, March-April, 2013. /// Visiting Faculty, Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, May/June, 2006-2012. /// Visiting Scholar, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS), University of Queensland, Australia, October – November, 2007. /// Visiting Scholar, Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (ACPACS), University of Queensland, Australia, September – November, 2005.