Nat Colletta

Adjunct Professor of International Studies - Interdisciplinary Programs - International and Area Studies

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Adjunct Professor of International Studies

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

Nat Colletta served as manager of the Post-Conflict Unit for the World Bank and is a prolific author on conflict resolution. Professor Colletta is interested in Policy Analysis, Strategic Planning, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation; Conflict Management and Post Conflict Reconstruction; Peace Building, and Security and Development.

In 2007, Professor Colletta received a $20,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation to establish a peer-mediation conflict resolution support program at Venice H.S. through collaboration of New College students with the Institute of Multi-Track Diplomacy, Alexandria, VA.

Recent Courses
Transitions from War to Peace

Honors and Awards
Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grant

Selected Publications
Privatizing Peace: From Conflict to Security. Transnational Publishers, Ardsley, New York, 2002.

Social Cohesion and Conflict Prevention in Asia: Managing Diversity Through Development. World Bank and Asian Development Bank, Washington and Manila, 200I.

Violent Conflict and the Transformation of Social Capital: Lessons from Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala, and Somalia. Series on Conflict Prevention and Post Conflict Reconstruction, World Bank: Washington, D.C., 2000.

The Transition from War-to-Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa. Directions in Development, World Bank: Washington, D.C., 1996.

Case Studies in War-to-Peace Transition: The Demobilization and Reintegration of Excombatants

in Ethiopia, Namibia, and Uganda. World Bank Discussion Paper no. 331. Washington: World Bank, 1996.

Security, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: Challenges for the New Millennium, World Bank, Washington, D.C., September, 1999.

The Nexus between Economic Management and Civil Society in Countries Emerging from War in Southern Africa. The World Bank and the Center for Conflict Resolution, Capetown, South Africa, October, 1998.

Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Perspectives and Prospects,World Bank, Washington, D.C., April 1998.

From Civil War to Civil Society: The Transition from War to Peace in Guatemala and Liberia. World Bank and the Carter Center: Atlanta and Washington, D.C., 1997.

Meeting Basic Learning Needs: A Vision for the 1990s, with Wadi D. Haddad, et. aI., Inter-agency Secretariat for World Conference on Education for All. New York: Unicef House, 1990

Culture and Development: Toward an Indonesian Applied Anthropology with Umar Khayam, Jakarta: OBOR Press, 1987.

Tradition for Change: The Role of Indigenous Structures and Folk Media in Non-Formal

Education and Development, with Ross Kidd. Bonn: The German Foundation for International Development, 1982.

Human Resource Development: An Annotated Bibliography on Social and Cultural Influences, with T. Todd. Essex, Connecticut: Redgrave Press, December 1981.

American Schools for the Natives of Ponape: A Study of Education and Culture Change in Micronesia. Honolulu, Hawaii: The University Press of Hawaii, East-West Center, June 1980.

Articles/Other Publications/Reports
Journal of Peace Building and Development. “Civilian Security: The Role of NGOs and Civil Society Organizations in Ceasefire Monitoring in Aceh and Mindanao.” Forthcoming, Winter 2006.

Human Driven Disasters: Violent Conflict, Terrorism and Technology. Technical paper series. Sustainable Development Department, Inter-American Development Bank, 2004:Washington.

“Human Security, Poverty, and Conflict: Implications for IFI Reform” In Human Insecurity in a Global World. Edited by Lincoln Chen, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, and Ellen Seidensticker, November 2003, Harvard University Press.

“Disarmament, Demobilization, and Social and Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants: Lessons and Liabilities in State Transition.” In Failed States: Why State Fail and How to Resuscitate Them, edited by Robert 1. Rotberg, Fall 2003, Princeton University Press.

Indonesian Commission: Peace and Progress in Papua. Rep011 of an Independent Commission sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, Center for Preventive Action. Chair: Admiral Dennis C. Blair.

“Addressing Conflict: Emerging Policy at the World Bank”. In From Reaction to Conflict Prevention: Opportunities for the UN System, Edited by Fen Osler Hampson and David M. Malone, International Peace Academy, New York: 2002.

“Toward an Architecture for Sustainable Peace and Development: Lessons from the World Bank Experience” in Colombia: Essays on Conflict, Peace, and Development, Series on Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, the World Bank, Washington, D.C., December, 2000.

“The Nexus between Violent Conflict, Social Capital and Social Cohesion: Case Studies from Cambodia and Rwanda” Social Capital Initiative, Working paper No. 23, The World Bank: September, 2000.

“Resilient Communities: Building the Social Foundations of Human Security” in New Paths to Social Development: Community and Global Networks in Action. World Bank, June 2000. Also in Social Capital and Economic Development: Well-being in Developing Countries, October 2002, edited b y Jonathan Isham et. al., Edward Elgar Publishing Co., Cheltenham, UK.

“Reforming Development Cooperation: From Reconstruction to Prevention” in Forum, Special Issue on War, Money and Survival, ICRC, Geneva, February, 2000.

“From Reconstruction to Reconciliation: Bridging Relief Efforts and Development Programs in the Wake of Civil Wars” in Development Outreach, Vol. I, No.2, October, 1999, the World Bank Institute, Washington, D.C.

“Demilitarization, Demobilization, and the Social and Economic Reintegration of Ex-combatants: Lessons from Africa” in After the War is Over What Comes Next? Promoting Democracy, Human Rights, and Reintegration in Post-conflict Societies. USAID, October, 1997: Washington, D.C.

“War-to-Peace Transition in Mozambique: The Provincial Reintegration Support Program.” Findings. World Bank, July, 1997.

“The Role of Development Assistance in Conflict Prevention, Transition and Post-Conflict Reconstruction” in Donor Assistance in Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. OECD, Paris, 1997.

“The Transition from War-to-Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa”, in Demilitarization and Peace Building., Plough Shares Working Paper 97-1, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel College, Waterloo, Canada, April, 1997.

“Demobilization and the Way to Peace in Uganda”, in Uganda: Landmarks in Rebuilding a Nation. P. Langseth, et. al. (editors). Foundation Publishers, Kampala, Uganda, 1995.

“From Warriors to Workers: The Role of the World Bank in Post-Conflict Reintegration.” Leaders, September, 1995.

“Participation in Education”, Environment Depat1ment Participation Series no. I, February,1995, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

“Swords into Ploughshares: The Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex-combatants in Uganda”, Technical Paper. Poverty and Human Resources Division, Africa Technical Department, 1995, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

“Beyond Repatriation: The Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex-combatants in Namibia”, Technical Paper. Poverty and Human Resources Division, Africa Technical Department, 1995, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

“From Emergency to Development: The Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex-combatants in Ethiopia”, Technical Paper, Poverty and Human Resources Division, Africa Technical Department, 1995, World Bank, Washington, D. C.

“War-to-Peace Transition in Uganda” with Nicole Ball, Finance and Development, June, 1993, World Bank, Washington, D.C.

“The Condition of Young Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Need for Integrated Early Childhood Development Programs.” with Jayshree Balachander and Xioyan Liang, Technical Paper no. 326, Poverty and Human Resources Division, Africa Technical Department, 1996, World Bank, Washington, D. C.

“Review of Early Childhood Policy and Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.” with Amy Jo Reinhold, World Bank paper No. 367, July 1997, World Bank, Washington, D. C.

“Meeting the Basic Learning Needs of Adolescent Girls/Mothers”, with Christina Blanc, UNICEF International Child Development Center Report, Florence: 1992.

“Formal, Non-formal and Informal Education”, International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Pergammon, 1992 in press.

“Education for All: The Interlocking Roles of Government, NGOs, and Community Organizations”, Development Communications Reports, Academy for Education Development, Washington: 1991.

“Chinese Adult Education in Transition,” in Education in China, edited by Irving Epstein, Pergammon Press, 1990.

“Achieving and Sustaining Universal Primary Education: A Review ofthe International Experience with Relevance to India,” World Bank Staff Working Paper, Washington, D.C., 1989.

“Micro-computers and Educational Planning: An Integrated Management Information System Approach,” with Yip HakKwong in the International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Pergammon, 1988.

“Improving the Quality of Basic Education in Indonesia: A Policy Research Brier’, Office of Educational Research and Development Rep0l1s, Jakarta: 1987

“Agricultural Production and the Production of Knowledge: Food for Thought or Thought for Food,” in Science and Technology and the World Food Crisis. University of Guelph, October 1987.

“Education for the Future- A Blend of East and West,” in Proceedings of World Conference on Technology and Education, Manila: Innotech Reports,. 1986.

“International Finance and the Emerging Micronesian Nations: Facts, Myths, and Realities.” Micronesia Institute Rep0l1s, edited by Patricia Chapman, Washington, D.C., 1986.

“Non-formal Education,” with David Radcliffe. International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Perganunon, 1985. Reprinted in Handbook on Lifelong Education for Adults. Colin Titmus, editor. New York: Pergammon, 1986.

“Traditional Javanese Water User Societies”, in Anthropologists at Work in Development, edited by T. Green, London: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

“Worker Education: Revolution and Reform.” in Education and Social Change in the People’s Republic of China, edited by John N. Hawkins. New York: Praeger, 1983.

“The Limits to Non-formal Education and Village Development: Lessons from the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement,” with T. Todd. Non-formal Education and National Development, edited by George Papagianis and John Bock. New York: Praeger, 1983.

“Worker-Peasant Education in the People’s Republic of China: Study of Adult Education in Post-Revolutionary China.” World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 527. Washington. D.C.: The World Bank, October 1982. Also published in abbreviated version in the Journal of Chinese Education, Vol. X, No.2; 1983.

“Assessing the Impact of Non-formal Education Programs on National Objectives.” In Education and Development: Issues in the Analysis and Planning of Post-Colonial Societies, edited by D. Windham and L. Anderson. Boston: Dr. Heath and Co., 1982.

“Cultural Revitalization, Non-formal Education, and Village Development in Sri Lanka.” In Comparative Education Review, Vol. 26, No.2, June 1982, pp. 271-286.

“The Fusing of Cultures in Micronesia: Community Learning System Model,” in Journal of Asian-Pacific and World Perspectives, Vol. 5, No.2. Honolulu, Winter 1981-82.

“Social and Cultural Influences on Human Resource Development Policies and Programs,” with Everett Rogers and Joseph Mbindyo. In Implementing Programs of Human Development, edited by Peter Knight. World Bank Staff Working Paper No. 403. Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, July 1980.

“Non-formal Education: An Educological Approach,” with David Radcliffe. In Canadian and International Education, Vol. 9, No.2. Calgary, 1980.

“Building the Socio-Psychological Infrastructure for Popular Participation and Village Development: The Sarvodaya Experience.” In International Development Review, Volume 21. Rome, August 1979. Also published in Dr. A.T. Ariyaratue Felicitation Volume.Moratuwa, Sri Lanka: Damsak Mandira press, November 1981.

“Folk Culture and Development: Cultural Genocide or Cultural Revitalization.” Guest Editor of special issue on Culture and Development in Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, Volume X, No.2. Toronto, 1978.

“Ponape: Cross-Cultural Contact, Formal Schooling, and Foreign Dominance in Micronesia.” In Topics in Culture Learning, Volume 5. Honolulu, Hawaii, 1977.

“Class and Cultural Manifestations of Malay Education in the Plantation Context.” Cultural Pluralism and Social Class Formation in the Malaysian Context: An Institutional Perspective, edited by John A. Lent. Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 1977.

“Malay Education in the Plantation Milieu: Cultural Isolation or Social Class Consciousness.” In Asian Profile, Volume 4, No.4. Hong Kong: Asian Research Service, August 1976.

“Participatory Research or Participation Put-down: Reflections on the Research Phase of an Indonesian Experiment in Non-formal Education.” In Convergence, An International Journal of Adult Education, Vol. IX No.3, Toronto, 1976.

“Cross-Cultural Transactions in Ponapean Elementary Classrooms.” In Journal of Research and Development in Education, Special Issue on Anthropology and Education, Volume 9, No.4. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia, Summer 1976.

“The Ecology of Child Development on a Malaysian Rubber Plantation.” In International Journal of Sociology of the Family, Volume 6, No. I. Dekalb, Illinois, Spring 1976. Also published in a special issue on “The Child and his Surroundings.” In International Child Welfare Review, No. 32. Geneva, March 1977.

“The Use of Indigenous Culture as a Medium for Development: The Indonesian Case.” In Instructional Technology Report, No. 12, Feature article, Special Issue on Folk Media in Development, September 1975: Washington, D.C. Also published in extended version in Prisma, Indonesian Journal of Social and Economic Affairs, Volume I, No.2. Jakarta, Indonesia, November 1975.

Out-of-School (Non-Formal) Education in Indonesia: An Overview. Jakarta, Indonesia: Office of Educational Research and Development, Ministry of Education and Culture, June 1975.

“Education With-out Schools: Informal Learning among the Ponapeans of Micronesia.” Teachers College Record, Special Issue on Human Resources and International Development, New York: Columbia University, May 1975.

“Putting the School Back in the Community and the Community Back in the School: From Social Consciousness to Social Action”, Educational Problems (Masaalah Pendidikan), Volume V. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: University of Malaysia, April 1975.

“Malaysia’s Forgotten People: Education, Cultural Identity, and Socio-Economic Mobility among South Indian Plantation Workers.” In Contributions to Asian Studies, Volume 7. Leiden, The Netherlands, 1975.

Review of “Life Cycles in Atchalan” by Alexander Moore, in Educational Studies, Journal of Book Reviews in the Foundations of Education, Volume 5, No.4, Chicago, Winter 1974-1975. New York: Teachers College Press, 1973.

“PICS: Case Study of Bureaucratic Organization and Cross-Cultural Conflict in a Micronesian High School.” In International Review of Education. Volume XX, No.2. Hamburg, Germany, Winter, 1974.

“The Role of Counseling in Malaysian National Development: A Sociological Perspective.”(Occupational Selection, Political Socialization, and Race Relations in Malaysia’s Plural Society). In Journal of Educational Research (Journal Pendidikan), Volume IV. Kualam Lumpur, Malaysia: University of Malaya, October 1974.

“The Education of Chinese Workers’ Children on Malaysia’s Plantation Frontier: Myths and Realities.” In Asian Survey, Volume XlV, No.9. Berkeley, California, September 1974.

“The Role of the Career Teacher in the Malaysian Secondary School: Decision-Making Model (Social Change, Psychological Problems, and Education in Malaysia).” In Journal of the Ministry of Education, Volume XVIII, No. 46, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1973. Also published in Guidance and Counseling in Malaysia, edited by Lloyd, A. and A. Hashim, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1989.

“Alternative Strategies in Educational Planning: Non-formal Education.” Washington, D.C.: South East Asian Development Association, Asia Foundation, 1972.

A Series of Bibliographies in Non-Formal Education and Development:
Non-formal Education in Anthropological Perspective: A Select and Annotated, Bibliography.

Selected Bibliography of Non-formal Educational Programs in Different Geographical Regions of the World.

Bibliography of Selected Topics in Non-formal Education.