In Memory of Morton Deutsch: A Rhymed Reflection

POETRY FORMAT, 10 Apr 2017

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

Morton Deutsch was the main co-editor of the acclaimed The Handbook of Conflict Resolution-Theory and Practice, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2014. The renowned Columbia University psychologist passed away March 13, 2017.

To local/global types of   Conflict Resolution
He advocated a creative constructive solution

In issues of conflict management he showed us how to excel:
By applying his sociopsychological approach cooperatively well

How dignifyingly inspiring is Morton Deutsch’s legacy?
It has given the field of Conflict Resolution the highest standards of decency.

Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, ABA Global Education ( He can be reached at

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