JD, MA Jose Pascal da Rocha

Title prefix: 
First name: 
Jose Pascal
Family name: 
da Rocha
Columbia University
School of Continuing Education
M.Sc. Program Instructor
Short description: 

rocha international offers international mediation services, negotiation and facilitation for businesses, individuals and public organisations. further field of activities include diversity and change, post-merger integration, peace-keeping operations and corporate communication. with a background in german and french law, a master of mediation and a master of media and intercultural communication studies, topped by a ph.d. in conflict mediation, the learned foundation for a consecutive and sustainable negotiation agreement is at hand. extensive mission experience on many places in the world, a personal intercultural background and many activities in the area of intercultural research keeps me alert and reactive to the needs of societies and individuals.

german, english, french, spanish, serbo-croatian, russian
Teaching areas: 

Mediation, Negotiation, Law, Legal Affairs, comparative cultural studies, International Relations and Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management Systems, Gender&Diversity

Research areas: 

Mediation, methodology of intercultural mediation, conflict management systems, conflict alert systems, discourse analysis, historical cultural anthropology, methodology of critical media analysis, comparative cultural studies, comparative social sciences, human geography, strongpoint: Europe, Africa

1.1 Curriculum design for Master of Science Program, Columbia University: http://www.ce.columbia.edu/masters/index.cfm?PID=37

1.2. UN Mediator Mediation Support Unit: www.un.org/peacemaker

1.3. Research on Gender&Diversity at DeCeRe, Norwich, UK: http://www.uea.ac.uk/nbs/decere  

1.4. Adjunct Professor at CUNY School of Professional Studies, MS Online Business & Leadership: http://sps.cuny.edu

2.1. http://web.me.com/josepascaldarocha

2.2. http://www.linkedin.com/josepascaldarocha 



Worldbank, Washington, Title of Speech: ‘Consensus-Building in Conflicts about Natural Resources’, May 2010


Toastmasters83, New Jersey, Spring conference, Title of Workshop:”Negotiations 101”, Ramada Conference Center, Hanover, NJ, May 15th, 2010


Toastmasters46, New York, Spring Conference, Title of Workshop: “Negotiations 101 – Effective Skills for Getting Ahead”, Columbia University Faculty House, May8th, 2010, http://toastmasters46.org/district-conference/spring-conference-agenda.html


Columbia University, SIPA and Hellenic Association – Commentary on speech of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece, April 16th, 2010


Columbia University, SIPA and ACCORD, Title of Workshop: ‚Negotiating Across Cultures – An overview of Theories and Practices’, March 11th, 2010


Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Conflict Resolution Day, Title of Workshop: ‚The Importance of ADR in International Dispute Resolution’, Febr. 3rd, 2010


Center for International Conflict Resolution, SIPA, Columbia University, Conference on Conflict Resolution in the Balkans, Title of Paper: „Tackling the Issues of Environmental Resources in  initial Crisis Response – a Mediator’s Reflection, Jan. 29th, 2010


Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater Chapter of New York, Annual Conference at Fordham Law School, Title of Workshop: „The 9Fields Model – A Model for Effective Mediation“ (CLE), http://www.acrgny.net


“Commercial Mediation in Russia – Overview and Recommendations”, Paper presented during “Entrepreneurs and Lawyers for Mediation”, organized by Southern Federal University, Rostov, Russia, Department of Economical Studies and Trade Chamber, Oct 4th, 2009


“Mediation – Focusing on Active Listening”, 2-Day-Mediation Master Class, Southern Federal University, Rostov, Oct 1st-2nd, 2009


“The 9Fields Model – A Model for Effective Conflict Management”, Paper presented at the ACR Greater Chapter of New York Annual Conference, June 25th, 2009, Fordham Law School


“High Stakes on the High Seas: Society, Dispute Resolvers and the Somalian Piracy Crisis”, ACR New York, Annual Membership Meeting, May 30th, 2009


SIETAR Global Conference, Granada Spain, Title of Workshop: „From Crossbows to Wodka – Designing Conflict Resolution Systems and the Russian Context“, http://www.sietarglobal2008.org/program/congress-sessions/workshops/workshops-details/#c925, Oct. 2008


Equal Opportunities International, 1st Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, Chair of the Doctoral Colloqium, http://www.eoi-conference.org, July 2008


Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater Chapter New York, Annual Conference at Cardozo Law School, Title of Workshop: „From Somalian Warlords to Russian Interregional Joint Ventures – Mediation Focusing on Interests“, http://www.acrgny.net, June 2008


„Gender Diversity Changes Organizations“, DiVersion – Managing Gender & Diversity, Universität Dortmund, Dortmund 22-23 June 2007, Title: „Diversity as a Discipline – Managing Hybrid Cultures in Organizations“


"Comparative Cultural Studies and Central and East European Studies",  American Hungarian Educators Association http://www.magyar.org/ahea/ St John's University Manhattan, Campus, New York, 19-21 April 2007, Title: „The Rationale of Minority Rights and the Strengthening of Interaction between Minorities  in Contemporary Hungary“


SIETAR Europa, 16th Annual SIETAR Europa Congress 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 25th-29th April 2007, “East, West, North, South Culture’s Impact on Economy, Religion, Ecology & Politics”, http://www.sietareuropa.org/congress2007/en/programme.htm

Title: „ "Negotiating the "Other" - Towards an Analysis and Theories of Interculturalism"


7th European Union Research Program 2007-2013 (http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/home_en.html): The project „The Politics of Culture: Nationhood, Interculturalism, and Citizenship in the New Europe“, intendend for submission, see project description: http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/orbisinterculturalis.html


The 4th International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (ICEDS)

THE CHALLENGES OF PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA & THE HORN OF AFRICA, August 3-5, 2007, http://homepages.wmich.edu/~asefa/, Title: “Human Rights in the NEPAD - Rights, Instruments, Players, Limits“

Comparative Cultural Studies, with Louise O. Vasvári (State University of New York Stony Brook), international symposium, 6th International Congress of Hungarian Studies http://www.hungkong.unideb.hu/, Debrecen, Hungary, August 2006


Atlantic Europe and the New Partnership, co-organization of international conference <http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/library/atlanticeuropeconference04.html>, with Markus Vogt (Deutsche Bundeswehr Reservistenverband, Halle) and Books in Comparative Cultural Studies, Purdue University Press, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Franckesche Stiftungen, Halle, Germany, February 2004



“Piracy, Somalia and Implications for Dispute Resolvers” with Reinaldo Riveira and Beth Yoshida-Fisher, Journal for Conflict Resolution, 2009, forthcoming 

“Inclusion and Diversity as an Intercultural Task”, in: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work: A Research Companion by Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Edward Elgar Press, 2008 (ISBN: 978 1 84720 335 9), see http://www.e-elgar-business.com/Bookentry_Main.lasso?id=12740

"Negotiating the "Other" - Towards an Analysis and Theories of Interculturalism" - SIETAR Europa, 16th Annual SIETAR Europa Congress 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 25th-29th April 2007, “East, West, North, South Culture’s Impact on Economy, Religion, Ecology & Politics”, http://www.sietareuropa.org/congress2007/en/programme.htm

"Job profile for Military Personnel involved in Peace-keeping Operations: A Study on Skills, Standards, and Communications" (in German: Aspekte interkultureller Kommunikation bei Friedensoperationen), Speyerer Arbeitsheft Nr. 43 (2004): pages 12-25