In his most recent book Dan Druckman takes the reader on a journey through the three parts of his career: research institutes, consulting firms, and universities. Across the span of his professional years, Dan worked at 16 institutions and has been a mainstay at the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM). An interesting feature of the book is how he managed to weave a triad of overarching themes into this diversified inter-disciplinary career. From his days in graduate school to the present, he has been intrigued by issues of negotiation, identity, and justice. These themes have been pursued assiduously in experiments, case studies, reviews, theory development and in conflict management practice. They are on display in the articles selected for inclusion, ranging from early, middle, and later career contributions and spanning an array of methods, theories, and framework-driven analyses of complex processes. He also provides rare glimpses of behind-the-scenes networks, sponsors, and events with personal stories that make evident that there is more to a career than what appears in print. A concluding section looks back on how his career connects to classical ideas and the value of an evidence-based approach to knowledge generation. He also looks forward to directions for future research in six areas. For young and established scholars alike, there is much to be learned about the career challenges faced and decisions made by Dan. Dean Pruitt sums up the contributions in his quote: “informative and inspirational reading throughout.”
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