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Lan Bui-Wrzosińska

Lan Bui-Wrzosinska
associate director of the ICCC

Lan Bui-Wrzosinska is a research assistant in Warsaw School for Social Psychology and a fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her interests are focused on the dynamical systems approach to intractable conflicts. She has co-taught courses in Poland, at Teachers College, Columbia University, and in Florida Atlantic University. She is currently developing a dynamical model of intractable conflicts and conducting experimental and  qualitative studies on the dynamics of change in intractable conflicts. Lan Bui-Wrzosinska is also implementing conflict resolution programs in educational settings in Warsaw and in New York City.

Publications

Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. T., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2010). Rethinking intractable conflict: The perspective of dynamical systems. American Psychologist. Volume 65 issue 4, Pages 262-278

Nowak A., Bui-Wrzosinska L., Coleman P., Vallacher R., Jochemczyk L, Bartkowski W. (2010) Seeking Sustainable Solutions: Using an Attractor Simulation Platform for Teaching Multistakeholder Negotiation in Complex Cases. Negotiation Journal Volume 26, Issue 1, Pages 49-68

Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Gelfand, M., Nowak, A., Severance, L., Strawinska, U., Cichocka, A., Formanowicz, M. (2010). A Dynamical Tool to Study the Cultural Context of Conflict Escalation. Proceedings of the Modeling Intercultural Collaboration and Negotiation (MICON) meeting, Passadena

Bartoli, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L. & Nowak, A. (2010). Peace is in Movement: A Dynamical Systems Perspective on the Emergence of Peace in Mozambique. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 16(2), 211-230

Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2010). Dynamical foundations of intractable conflict: Introduction to the special issue. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology. Vol 16, issue 2, pages 113-125

Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Bartoli, A. (2010). Navigating the landscape of conflict: Applications of dynamical systems theory to protracted social conflict. In Ropers, N. (Ed.), Systemic Thinking and Conflict Transformation. Berlin, Germany: Berghof Foundation for Peace Support

Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Bartoli, A. (2009). A Systemic Approach to Peace: Lessons from Mozambique (In Arabic). In M. Deutsch, P. T. Coleman, and E. Marcus (Eds.) A Guiding Handbook for Conflict Resolution in The Arab World. New York: International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution Publications

Liebovitch, L. S., Naudot, V., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., and Coleman, P. T. (2008). Dynamics of two-actor cooperation-competition conflict models. Physica A 387:6360-6378

Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., & Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2007). Intractable conflict as an attractor: Presenting a dynamical model of conflict, escalation, and intractability. American Behavioral Scientist, 50(11), 1454-1475

Nowak, A., Vallacher, R. R., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., & Coleman, P. T. (2007). Attracted to conflict: A dynamical perspective on malignant social relations. In A. Golec & K. Skarzynska (Eds.), Understanding social change: Political psychology in Poland. Haauppague, NY: Nova Science Publishers Ltd

Coleman, P. T., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Vallacher, R. R., & Nowak, A. (2006). Protracted conflicts as dynamical systems. In A. K. Schneider & C. Honeyman (Eds.), The negotiator’s fieldbook: The desk reference for the experienced negotiator (pp. 61-74). Chicago: American Bar Association Books

Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., & Bui-Wrzosinska, L. Intractable conflict as an attractor: Presenting a dynamical model of conflict, escalation, and intractability. American Behavioral Scientist

Coleman, P. T., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Vallacher, R., & Nowak, A. (2006). Protracted Conflicts as Dynamical Systems: Guidelines and Methods for Intervention. In A. Schneider & C. Honeyman (Eds.), The Negotiator’s Fieldbook. Chicago: American Bar Association Book.

Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., & Coleman, P. T. (2006). Attracted to conflict: A dynamical perspective on malignant social relations. In A. Golec & K. Skarzynska (Eds.), Understanding social change: Political psychology in Poland. Haauppague NY: Nova Science Publishers Ltd.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Bui-Wrzosinska, L. and Nowak, A,. (2010). Behavioral Repertoire in Conflict Escalation: Dimensions of Dispute and Conflict Escalation. Paper presented at the 23nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management in Boston, June, 2010

Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Gelfand, M., Nowak, A., Severance, L., Strawinska, U., Formanowicz, M., and Cichocka, A. (2009). A Dynamical Tool to Study the Cultural Context of Conflict Escalation. Presentation At the Modeling Intercultural Collaboration and Negotiation (MICON) Workshop in Pasadena, CA on 13 Jul 2009

Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Cichocka, A.K., Formanowicz, M.M., Nowak, A. (2009). Identifying Trajectories of Conflict: Presenting a Research Paradigm for the Study of Conflict Reaction Patterns over Time. Paper presented in the section Political Conflict, Violence, and Crisis for the 2009 ISPP Conference in Dublin

Mitchinson, A., Coleman, P. T., Bui-Wrzosinska, L. and Nowak, A,. (2009). The nature of adaptivity: A theoretical discussion. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management in Kyoto, Japan, June, 2009

Coleman, P. T., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Nowak, A., Kugler, K., Mitchinson, A., Musallam, N., Chung, C., and Foster, C. (2009). Extending Deutsch's Legacy: The Effects of Power Asymmetries and Interdependence on Conflict Dynamics and Outcomes. Presentation at the 2009 Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa Bay, February, 2009

Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Nowak, A., Coleman, P.T., Cichocka, A., Formanowicz, M., Tan, R.Y. (2008). Identifying Trajectories in Conflict: Presenting a Research Paradigm for the Study of Conflict Reaction Patterns Over Time. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management in Chicago, IL, July, 2008

Coleman, P. T., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Nowak, A. (2008) Toward a dynamical model of power and conflict. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management in Chicago, IL, July, 2008

Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2008) Latent and Visible Changes in Conflict Processes: Application of Network Tools for Tracking Potential Conflict Dynamics. workshop presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management in Chicago, IL, July, 2008

Liebovitch, L., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Bartoli, A., and Coleman, P.T. (2007). Intractable Conflict as a Dynamical System. International Conference on Complex Systems, ICCS 2007, October 30, 2007, Boston MA

Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Jochemczyk, L., Borkowski, W., and Coleman, P. T. (2007). Negotiating complex systemic conflicts: Introducing a dynamical tool for multi stakeholder negotiations. Workshop presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 2007

Liebovitch, L. S., Vallacher, R. Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., and Coleman, P. T. (2007). Dynamics of Two-Actor Cooperation-Competition Conflict Models. Presented at the International Association for Conflict Management conference, July 4, 2007, Budapest Hungary

Coleman, P. T., Nowak, A., Vallacher, R., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Bartoli, A., & Musallam, N. (2007). Complexity, change, and conflict: Empirical research on the dynamics of conflict and intractability. Research symposium presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict Management Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 2007

Coleman, P. T., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Nowak, A., & Vallacher, R. (2006). Complexity and conflict: Toward a dynamical theory of intractable conflict. Symposium presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the International Association of Conflict. Management Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 2006

Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., & Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2005). Intractable Conflict as an Attractor: Presenting a Dynamical Model of Conflict, Escalation, and Intractability. Paper presented at the International Association of Conflict. Management Conference, Seville, Spain, June 2005.

Fellowships and grants

Multiple University Research Initiative (MURI) 2008-2011, Dynamic Models of the Effect of Culture on Collaboration and Negotiation. Lead investigator: “Development of a dynamic measurement tool to study culture and conflict escalation”

James S. McDonnell Foundation: James S. McDonnell Foundation 2008-2010. Grant No: 220020112: Intractable Conflict as Dynamical System. Consultant

Preventing Violence in New York City Schools, Kurr Foundation, 2006, New York. Attractor software simulation workshops: project coordinator

Columbia University: Annual fellowship of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, 2005-2006

Organization of events

Dynamics and Complexity of Intractable Conflicts, conference in Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, October 19-22, 2006: hosting and organization of the conference

The International Association for Conflict Management 20th Annual Conference Budapeszt, 1-4 lipca 2007: organization of the post meeting on dynamical systems methodologies

Morton Deutsch Award Ceremony, Columbia University 2008: coordination