Tamra d'Estrée

Tamra Pearson d'Estrée

Associate Professor

Director of the Conflict Resolution Institute

Professional Biography

Tamra Pearson d’Estrée is Henry R. Luce Professor of Conflict Resolution in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she co-directs the interdisciplinary Conflict Resolution Institute. Her research areas include identity dimensions of social and ethnic conflict, intergroup conciliation and reconciliation, and 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). Her work in protracted conflict contexts includes conflict resolution training, academic program development, and “second track diplomacy” interactive problem-solving workshops. 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