Tamra d'Estrée

Tamra d'Estrée

Professor; Interim Global Environmental S; Interim Director of Global Env

Professional Biography

Tamra Pearson d’Estrée is Professor of Conflict Resolution in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Her research interests include identity and interaction dimensions of intergroup conflicts, reconciliation, peacebuilding, Track Two diplomacy, and processes for intergroup conflict resolution, particularly in the Middle East, Anatolia, and the Caucasus, where she also has engaged in conflict resolution practice. Her current peacebuilding research explores the benefits and pitfalls of environmental peacebuilding. Her current policy research explores how immigrant integration policies and frameworks interact with community attitudes and behavior toward Muslim immigrants. She also teaches and does research on collaborative processes of environmental policy formation and implementation. Other research interests include the evaluation of international, community, and environmental conflict resolution. In addition to numerous book chapters and journal articles, she is co-author, with Bonnie G. Colby, of Braving the Currents: Evaluating Conflict Resolution in the River Basins of the American West (Springer), co-editor, with Ruth Parsons, of Cultural Encounters and Emergent Practices in Conflict Resolution Capacity-Building (Palgrave Macmillan), and editor of New Directions in Peacebuilding Evaluation (Rowman & Littlefield) and Shifting Protracted Conflict Systems Through Local Interactions: Extending Kelman’s Legacy (Routledge). She also coordinates DU’s Conflict Engagement and Resolution Initiative. She has a PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard University.


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Harvard University, 1990
  • MA, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Harvard University , 1987