Central European University has named the Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery in honor of outgoing CEU President and Rector, and current Senior Carr Center Fellow, John Shattuck. The center at the School of Public Policy was established by Shattuck in 2012, to "develop new approaches to conflict resolution and recovery, focusing on integrated responses that tackle issues where the current responses are inadequate."
"I am deeply touched by this honor," said Shattuck. A former ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Shattuck has worked often during his long and distinguished career on issues related to conflict, negotiation, and recovery. He has received numerous awards for his exceptional leadership on human rights issues including the International Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of Boston; the Ambassador's Award from the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative; and the Tufts University Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award. "I can't think of a more fitting tribute to John than to name this center for him," commented CEU Trustee and Shattuck Tribute Committee Co-Chair Kati Marton.
The Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery brings together policy practitioners, academics, students, and others to come up with new ideas on how to end conflict or speed the recovery from war. Based at the School of Public Policy at Central European University, the center runs open research collaborations aimed at widening the range of people involved in public policy issues around violent conflict and in providing opportunities for students to engage in current problems.
Since it was established four years ago, the renamed Shattuck Center has launched several important initiatives including the Lemkin Reunion and The Aleppo Project. The center is also home to the Holbrooke Fellowship that was named in memory of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Marton's late husband and Shattuck's former colleague. Holbrooke and Shattuck worked together in the 1990s on efforts to negotiate the Dayton Peace Agreement and to end the war in Bosnia.