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Benjamin Broome

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Professor & Director of Doctoral Studies
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Director of PhD Program & Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
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; 1980, University of Kansas

M.A. - Communication; University of Kansas

B.A., University of Georgia

Research Interests

intercultural communication, conflict transformation, dialogue, peacebuilding, facilitation

Publications
  • Broome, Benjamin J. (2013). Building a Culture of Peace through Dialogue, in John Oetzel John and Stella Ting-Toomey, Handbook of Conflict Communication, Second Edition (pp. 737-762), Sage Publications.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Anastasiou, H. & Broome, B. J. Nationalism. Encyclopedia of Identity (2010).
  • Little, B. & Broome, B. J. Diaspora. Encyclopedia of Identity (2010).
  • Broome, Benjamin J. Dialogue Theories. Encyclopedia of Communication Theory, edited by Steven Littlejohn and Karen Foss (2009).
  • Broome, Benjamin J. Peace Theories. Encyclopedia of Communication Theory, edited by Steven Littlejohn and Karen Foss (2009).
  • Benjamin J. Broome. Building Relational Empathy Through an Interactive Design Process. A Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (2009).
  • Broome, Benjamin J (Author) . Applications of Interactive Design Methodologies in Protracted Conflict Situations. Facilitating group communication in context: Innovations and applications with natural groups (2006).
  • Broome, Benjamin J (Author) . The Role of Bi-communal Activities in Building Peace in Cyprus. Cyprus in the Modern World (2006).
  • Broome, Benjamin J (Author) ,Jakobsson Hatay, Ann Sofi (Author) . Building Peace in Divided Societies: The Role of Intergroup Dialogue. Handbook of Conflict Communication (2006).
  • Benjamin Broome, Christopher Carey, Sarah Amira De La Garza, Judith Martin, Richard Morris. In the Thick of Things: A Dialogue about the Activist Turn in Intercultural Communication. International and Intercultural Communication Annual (2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin J. Building Bridges Across the Green Line: A Guide to Intercultural Communication in Cyprus. (2005).
  • Benjamin Broome. Reaching Across the Dividing Line: Building a Collective Vision for Peace in Cyprus. International Journal of Peace Research (2004).
  • Broome, Benjamin J (Author) . Building a Shared Future Across the Divide: Identity and Conflict in Cyprus. Communicating Ethnic and Cultural Identity (2004).
  • Benjamin Broome. Responding to the challenges of third-party facilitation: Reflections of a scholar-practitioner in the Cyprus conflict. Journal of Intergroup Relations (2003).
  • B Allen, Benjamin Broome, T Jones, V Chen, M Collier. Intercultural alliances: A Cyberdialogue among scholar-practitioners. International and Intercultural Communication Annual (2002).
  • Benjamin Broome, J Murray. Improving Third-Party Decisions: A Cyprus Case Study. Negotiation Journal (2002).
  • Benjamin Broome, Sara DeTurk, Erla Kristjansdottir, Tamie Kanata, Puvana Ganesan. Giving Voice to Diversity: An Interactive Approach to Conflict Management and Decision-Making in Culturally Diverse Work Environments. Journal of Business and Management (2002).
  • Allen, B J (Author) ,Broome, Benjamin J (Author) ,Jones, T (Author) ,Chen, V (Author) ,Collier, M J (Author) . Intercultural alliances: A Cyberdialogue among scholar-practitioners. International and Intercultural Communication Annual (2002).
  • Benjamin Broome. Participatory Planning and Design in a Protracted Conflict Situation: Applications with Citizen Peace-Building Groups in Cyprus. Systems Research and Behavioral Science (2001).
  • Ladonna Harris, Stephen Sachs, Benjamin Broome. Wisdom of the People: Potential and Pitfalls in Efforts by the Comanches to Recreate Traditional Ways of Building Consensus. The American Indian Quarterly (2001).
Research Activity
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
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 263Elements Intercultural Comm
COM 494Special Topics
COM 593Applied Project
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Broome, Benjamin J. Groups Dynamics and Applied Systems Science: Theory and Applications of Interactive Design Process. National University of Ireland, Galway (Jun 2011).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Overcoming Discouragement: How Can Bridge Builders Recover When Hopes Are Dashed? --> presented on the panel titled Building Bridges across Ethnic Boundaries: Reflections on Interethnic Communication and Community Building, in the Peace and Conflict Communication Division. Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco (Nov 2010).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Opening Communication Pathways in Protracted Conflict: From Tragedy to Dialogue in Cyprus --> presented on panel titled "Building Bridges through International and Intercultural Communication Activism Scholarship: Struggling for Social Change and Justice amidst Difference", International and Intercultural Communication Division. Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco (Nov 2010).
  • Benjamin Broome and Mary Jane Collier. NCA mini-conference to Lynn Turner, Program Planner for San Francisco Convention: "Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation as Cultural Bridgework". Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, November 2011 (Nov 2010).
  • Broome, Benjamin J. "The Prevention and Amelioration of Ethnic, Racial, and Other Conflicts Involving Differences in Organizational and Societal Contexts",. National Communication Association Annual Meeting, San Diego (Nov, 2008) (Nov 2008).
  • Broome, Benjamin J. "Facilitating Sustainable Dialogue in Intercultural Conflict". University of Arizona Culture & Language Conference, Tucson (Oct 2008).
  • Broome, Benjamin J. 'The importance of civil society peace building work on the Cyprus conflict - from past to present'. Civil Society Forum, United Nations Development Program, Nicosia, Cyprus (Jun 2008) (Jun 2008).
  • Broome, Benjamin J. "Sustainable Dialogue: A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Building Consensus in Conflict,". Presentation at Sabanci University, Istanbul (May 2008) (May 2008).
  • Broome, Benjamin J. Peacebuilding in Cyprus: The Role of Facilitated Dialogue.". Arizona Council for the Social Studies Spring Workshop at Desert Vista High School (Apr 2008).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Shaping the Future Through Dialogue. University of Queensland Seminar Series (Oct 2007).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Intercommunal Dialogue in Cyprus: Challenges and Possibilities. LaTrobe University Conference, Cyprus in Transition (Oct 2007).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Historical Overview of Bi-Communal Activities in Cyprus. Cyprus Symposium (Apr 2007).
  • Broome, Benjamin. In the Thick of Things Part II: A dialogue exploring the “activist turn” in intercultural communication. Western States Communication Association annual meeting (Feb 2007).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Observations on ASU's Difficult Dialogues Program. Ford Foundation's Western Regional Difficult Dialogues Conference (Feb 2007).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Building Community Through Structured Dialogue in Interethnic Conflict Situations. National Communication Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2006).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Searching for Contemplative Spaces in the Academy. University of Queensland Seminar Series (Nov 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Third Party Facilitation in Intercultural Conflicts. University of Queensland Seminar Series (Oct 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. An Interactive Design Process for Working with Groups Facing Complex Problem Issues. University of Queensland Seminar Series (Oct 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Building Links Across the Dividing Line: An Overview of Peacebuilding Efforts in the Eastern Mediterranean Island of Cyprus. University of Queensland Seminar Series (Oct 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Design Methodologies in Intercultural Conflicts. University of Queensland Seminar Series (Oct 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Keys to Successful Third-Party Facilitation. Indonesian Scholar Program (Mar 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. The Role of Dialogue in Protracted Conflict Situations: Lessons from Cyprus. Western States Communication Association Annual Meeting (Feb 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. From the Other Side of the Lectern: Uncovering Students' Perceptions of Diversity. Western States Communication Association Annual Meeting (Feb 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Citizen Peace-Building Activities in Cyprus: An Examination of Their Contributions and Their Effectiveness. Sabanci Univeristy Visiting Scholar Lecture (Jan 2005).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Intersections: Intercultural Communication and International Relations. Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago (Nov 2004).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Moving Forward/Looking Back: The Contributions of Communication Research to the Field of Peace and Conflict. Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago (Nov 2004).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Overview of Peace-Building Activities in Cyprus. Public presentation at University of Arizona, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (May 2004).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Reflections of a Third-Party Facilitator in Protracted Conflicts. Brown-Bag Presentation to Hugh Downs School of Human Coommunication (Apr 2004).
  • Broome, Benjamin, De la Garza, S, Martin, J. Beyond Application: A Call for Social Activism in Culture and Communication Research. Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami, Florida (Nov 2003).
  • Broome, Benjamin, Stucky, Luzdy. Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION IN ARIZONA: ACADEMICS & PRACTITIONERS IN DIALOGUE (Nov 2003).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Citizen Peace-Building Efforts in Cyprus. Annual meeting of the Western Communication Western Communication Association, Salt Lake Citiy, Utah (Feb 2003).
  • Broome, Benjamin, DeTurk, S, Kristjansdottir, E, Kanata, T, Ganesan, P. Giving Voice to Diversity: An Interactive Approach to Conflict Management and Decision-Making in Culturally Diverse Work Environments. Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans (Nov 2002).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Communication in Action: International and Intercultural Communication Consulting. Annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans (Nov 2002).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Symposium: The Cyprus Problem. Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management, Park City, Utah (Jun 2002).
  • Broome, Benjamin. Round Table Discussion - Topic: The Annan Plan and Future Prospects for Cyprus. LaTrobe University Conference, Cyprus in Transition
  • Broome, Benjamin. Intergroup Dialogue in Cyprus. Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, K-12 Workshop
  • Broome, Benjamin. Intergroup Dialogue in Cyprus. Sabanci University
  • Broome, Benjamin. Intergroup Dialogue in Cyprus: Examining the Past and Exploring Prospects for the Future. Global Technology and Development (GTD) Program Lecture Series
  • Broome, Benjamin. Conflict Resolution and Civil Society in Cyprus: Contributions, Limitations, and Prospects for the Future. Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, Teacher Training
  • Broome, Benjamin. Intercultural Dialogue. Sabanci University conference: "EU-Turkey: Cultures in Conflict?"
  • Broome, Benjamin. Communication Perspectives on Citizenship Integration. White House Task Force on New Americans State and Local Governments Roundtable
Editorships

Editorial Board, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication

Service

Chair, International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association

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