Seth Cohen, PhD

Seth Cohen is a collaboration and conflict resolution specialist with over 20 years of experience working with diverse groups as a facilitator, mediator, and trainer in Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and throughout the United States. 

Seth joined the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) team in 2021 as a Senior Program Manager for the John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution (National Center). Seth has extensive experience bringing people together to address complex multiparty natural resources challenges, including water resources management, land-use development, and controversial infrastructure projects. He has designed and facilitated numerous meetings on flood risk management, watershed planning, and regulatory permit challenges. He has worked extensively with Native Nations and has served as a facilitator in Government-to-Government Consultation meetings between Tribes and Federal agencies. 

As a trainer, Seth has taught courses on facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, and cross-cultural communication. Before joining the Udall Foundation, Seth spent 11 years working at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources and its Collaboration & Public Participation Center of Expertise where he assisted the agency, stakeholders, and Tribes in working through a variety of water resources-related challenges. Prior to becoming a Federal employee in 2010, Seth worked domestically and internationally as an independent mediator, facilitator, and conflict resolution trainer.

Seth received his doctorate in Conflict Analysis & Resolution from George Mason University in 2013, his master’s degree in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico in 2002, and his bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College in 1993. Seth grew up in Northern New Mexico, and he currently lives in Colorado.


Seth Cohen, PhD

Senior Program Manager
John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

Managing by Network Class of 2018



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