Charles “Chip” Hauss serves as government liaison for the Alliance for Peacebuilding and as an adjunct professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. He was the director of policy and research at Search for Common Ground USA. Before joining the faculty at George Mason in 1993, he taught at Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 1975 to 1992. From 1995 to 1998, he was visiting professor at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Chip is the author of seven books. Comparative Politics (1993) is one of the most widely used textbooks in the field. International Conflict Resolution (2001) is an introduction to both theory and practice. Beyond Confrontation (1996) explores the need for cooperative conflict resolution. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.