The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a conflict resolution educational program called IMAGINE on the program's participants. This educational program engages students and young professionals from two countries with historical conflicts. Thorough post-IMAGINE evaluations had been completed by the program participants to determine the impact of the program immediately following the conclusion of each event. For this study, an additional questionnaire was completed by ten participants six to eighteen months following the conclusion of each event. When analyzing the results, it was found that students have been impacted by their participation in IMAGINE and their level of trust has been improved, as well as opinions about the opposing side and conflict resolution skills, through the program's impact has not been fully sustained over time.

Committee Member

Jerry Robicheau

Committee Member

Candace Raskin

Committee Member

Elizabeth Sandell

Date of Degree




Document Type

Restricted Thesis: Campus only access


Master of Science (MS)


Educational Leadership




This thesis was a 2008-2009 Minnesota State University, Mankato, College of Education's outstanding thesis and was nominated as one of four theses considered for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 2010 Distinguished Thesis Award competition.

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