- Conflict Intelligence (CIQ): Harnessing The Power of Conflict and Influence at Work, May 23-24
Join us for this 2-day experiential workshop that stresses the importance for leaders of developing the capacity to adapt to be able to employ various strategies and tactics for conflict management effectively in organizations in order to marshal their potential energy and avoid pitfalls.
- ACR Student Writing Competition - Papers due May 12
The theme for the 2013 ACR-GNY Annual Conference is "Mainstreaming Creative Conflict Resolution". Students are invited to submit original written work that addresses this topic. Winners will be invited to present on their paper at the ACR-GNY 2013 Annual Conference on June 20, 2013 in New York City.
- The 9th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards Ceremony was a great success!
It was an absolute honor and privilege to hear Gretchen Buchenholz speak about her life's work with the Association to Benefit Children and to hear Anna Gaarde, our graduate student paper winner, discuss her work on using photography as a tool for human rights advocacy. Thank you to everyone who attended and for honoring our very special guests! If you missed it, you can still catch these great presentations in the video.
- Leymah Gbowee at Columbia University
On February 18, 2013, the World Leaders Forum program featured an address by Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace laureate, Liberian peace activist, Founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, titled True Leadership Requires Accountability: The Way Forward for New African Leadership, followed by a question and answer session with the audience facilitated by Peter T. Coleman.
- Working Group on Peace, Conflict and Education
In light of the unprecedented dimensions of conflict, violence and inequality, the Working Group on Peace, Conflict and Education was established at Teachers College, Columbia University to examine education's role in sometimes exacerbating structural or direct violence, as well as its potential to promote peace and respect for human rights. Please do visit our blog to interact with practitioners in the fields of Peace and Human Rights Education, Education in Emergencies and Conflict Transformation.
- New Article in Psychology Today by Peter T. Coleman - Communicating with Rogue States: The Power of the Weak
Syria, North Korea, and Iran. Today these three nations share the dubious distinction of being labeled by the international community as well-armed rogue states ruled by leaders who are insane, criminal, or worse and who pose grave threats to regional stability and peace. They also share the fact that they have completely stymied the UN, the US and most of the international community, who currently appear to have few viable solutions on the table for mitigating the escalating hostilities and rhetoric.
- 9th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice, April 11th, 2013
Please join us in honoring the 2013 Morton Deutsch Scholar-Practitioner Award Recipient: Gretchen Buchenholz, Co-founder of the Association to Benefit Children (ABC). Her talk is titled A Child's Tale: Marginalization to Power. Introduction by Teachers College President, Dr. Susan Fuhrman. Anna Gaarde will be awarded the 2013 Morton Deutsch Award for an Outstanding Graduate Student Paper on Social Justice. From 6-8pm in Grace Dodge Hall 179.
- Beyond the Bars: Moving Forward from April 5-7
AC4 and the ICCCR are proud to be among the co-sponsers for Beyond the Bars: Moving Forward the third annual interdisciplinary criminal justice conference at Columbia University on April 5th, 6th and 7th featuring keynote speaker Angela Davis. The conference aims to raise consciousness about current ideas and efforts to end mass incarceration and includes topics relevant to conflict resolution practitioners such as violence prevention, oppression, and stigma. The conference is free and open to the public.
- Dual narrative study tour of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information presents a Dual Narrative Study Tour of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. IPCRI's access and ability to organize discussions with Palestinian and Israeli politicians and grassroots leaders offers a unique opportunity for the participants to acquire a nuanced political perspective of this region.
- 2nd Annual Conflict Resolution Internship Fair on 2/21 from 2-4pm
The Advanced Consortium of Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, is pleased to launch the second edition of its Annual Conflict Resolution Internship Fair. Building on the success of last year's event, organizations and students working in the areas of peace and sustainability, violence prevention, social justice, human rights and international development will have the chance to make connections and learn about opportunities in this field.
The event will take place on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 from 2:00pm -- 4:00pm at 555 Alfred Lerner Hall at Columbia University's Morningside Campus.
- Claudia Cohen featured in the current issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Associate Director Claudia Cohen is featured in the Conflict Resolution Quarterly in an article about mediator stylistic variations titled "Multidimensional Analysis of Conflict Mediator Style".
- Harvard's Negotiation Journal Reviews Peter T. Coleman's book
Howard Gadlin writes a review about Peter T. Coleman's newest book, The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts published in Harvard's Negotiation Journal titled "Rethinking Intractability: A New Framework for Conflict".
- Conflict Resolution Quarterly Call for Submissions: Organizational Dispute Resolution
Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications. Submissions received by June 1st, 2013 will be considered for a Colloquy edition of CRQ focusing on Organizational issues.
- 26th Annual International Association for Conflict Management Conference Call for Submissions - Deadline Feb. 8
Submit your paper, symposium, or workshop proposal for the 26th Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management to be held on June 30-July 3, 2013 in Tacoma, Washington, USA
- Graduate Student Fellowship Program 2013 - Deadline Feb. 4
Each year, the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) funds as many as 11 Columbia University graduate students conducting interdisciplinary research in areas addressing conflict, violence, peace-building and sustainable development (such projects might include- but are not limited to- doctoral students' dissertation research, master's students' thesis research, or capstone projects).
- The Consequences of Our Games
Peter T. Coleman writes a new blog post in the Huffington Post. He discusses our society's game culture and the consequences of viewing life through a win-lose metaphor.
- Peter T. Coleman Interviews Josh Fisher on 89.9 WKCR: Peace and Conflict at Columbia
Dr. Fisher is working with Dr. Peter Coleman to understand the intersection of conflict, environment, and development. He received his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, where he studied the ecological drivers of armed conflict. His work couples geospatial statistics, remote sensing, and econometric modeling to develop spatially explicit forecast models of the likelihood of armed conflict.
- 9th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice, April 11th, 2013 Call for Student Papers
A trophy award plus $500.00 will be awarded to a graduate student within the Columbia University system for an outstanding paper related to social justice.
Papers are due February 15th, 2013 (by 11:59pm ET).
- Evelin Lindner's Dignity Economy book talk, 12/5 & Workshop, 12/6-12-7
All are warmly invited to Evelin Lindner's Dignity Economy book talk on December 5, 4:30-5 pm, Columbia University, Teachers College, Gottesman Library, room Russell 104b. On December 6, 2012, attend the "Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict" from 5-8 pm in Milbank Chapel.
- The Missing Piece in Sustainable Peace
Peter T. Coleman writes about defining, studying, and measuring peace comprehensively in the Earth Institute's State of the Planet blog.
- Dr. Peter T. Coleman's TEDx Miami talk on Why Politics are Stuck in the US
In this recent TEDx talk in Miami, Columbia University Professor Peter T. Coleman explains why politics in the U.S. are more deadlocked and polarized today than they have been since the end of the U.S. Civil War and what our next president and our citizens can do about it.
- Sustaining Peace: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on November 7th!
The Earth Institute's Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) is hosting "Sustaining Peace: Interdisciplinary Perspectives" in collaboration with the Masters Program on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution on November 7th 2012 at Teachers College.
- TEDXMIA's Peter T. Coleman: Why I Am An Agent of Change
Peter T. Coleman is highlighted as an Agent of Change for his involvement with TEDxMIA on October 23rd. Read his blog in the Lonesome George & Co blog, a site with a mission to not only create social entrepreneurs but highlight existing ones doing commendable work in the community.
- Sweet Dreams: A Documentary Film about Women Healing Rwanda
Exclusive Preview Film Screening and Discussion with Rob Fruchtman on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at General Theological Seminary followed by ice cream from Blue Marble. This upbeat documentary tells the inspiring story about Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe that opened the country's first and only ice cream shop, named Inzozi Nziza, or Sweet Dreams.
- Book Talk: Making Peace Last, with Robert Ricigliano, 10/11
Please join Robert Ricigliano, Director of the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, as he discusses his book, Making Peace Last: A Toolbox for Sustainable Peacebuilding (Paradigm Publishers, 2011) on Thursday, October 11th from 6-7:30pm at TC.
- Netanyahu's Kennedy Moment
Roi Ben-Yehuda, a graduate student at Columbia University and frequent contributor to the ICCCR blog co-wrote an article in Al Jazeera about negotiation and diplomacy. Check it out here!
- In Honor of Roger Fisher
The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution mourns the death of Roger Fisher, a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution and negotiation. He died on Saturday, August 25th at age 90.
- America Needs Political Shock Therapy
Peter T. Coleman addresses the polarized state of politics in the United States today and what we can do about it in the Huffington Post.
- Several ICCCR Researchers Present at the 25th Annual IACM Conference in South Africa
Several doctoral students and research assistants traveled with Dr. Peter Coleman to Stellenbosch, South Africa for the 25th Annual International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference. Read about each of the nine presentations they gave, including abstracts, and view some photos from their trip!
- In Myanmar, Searching for the Roots of Peace
Stephen Gray, an ICCCR Research Assistant, wrote an interesting blog post for the Earth Institute's State of The Planet blog: "In Myanmar, Searching for the Roots of Peace."
- Professor Peter Coleman Featured in Monitor on Psychology
Professor Coleman is featured in Monitor on Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Association, in an article about intractable conflict.
- Peter Coleman Interview with Mark Levy on WKCR
A conversation between Professor Peter Coleman and Professor Mark Levy, who both work at the Earth Institute, about Professor Levy's work in Haiti, leading up to and following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Professor Levy is also Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network.
- Fortune Academic Celebrates 10 Years!
The Fortune Academy, a phased-permanent supportive housing facility for formerly incarcerated men and women based in West Harlem, celebrated its Tenth Anniversary Monday evening, June 18th. Read more...
- New from AC4 at the Earth Institute - AC4 Link
Our sister center, the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Instiute, has just launched their newest initiative - AC4 Link. AC4 Link is a new web-based information hub that highlights all of the faculty, centers, and programs that conduct research, practice, and teaching activities in the areas of conflict resolution, violence prevention, sustainable development, and peace. Check it out!
- Dr. Peter T. Coleman's Recent Interview on WKCR-FM - Listen Here
This is the first of a series of interviews with Dr. Coleman on WKCR-FM. In this interview, he discusses his recent book, The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts and his work in the field of conflict and peace studies. Stay tuned for subsequent interviews!
- Dr. Peter T. Coleman's recent blog post chosen as an "Essential Read" by Psychology Today
Read "The Decade for Peace in
Israel-Palestine" by Dr. Peter T. Coleman.
- Images from Israel
On April 15, ICCCR faculty traveled to Israel to lead workshops and panels on decision making, framing, and negotiation at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. We wanted to share with you some images from the trip! Click the link above to view.
- Screening of a documentary on ICCCR alumnus Naif Al-Mutawa
On Thursday, May 3, the Maxine Greene Society will screen the PBS documentary Wham! Bam! Islam!, featuring ICCCR alumnus Naif Al-Mutawa and his efforts to launch the comic book series, The 99. Naif will take part in a Q&A session after the film, with Isaac Solotaroff, the film's producer. Peter Coleman will be moderate. Join us at 6:00 p.m. in the Cowin Center!
- Help reconnect the science and practice of conflict resolution - Distribute and Contribute to the ICCCR Blog!
We would like to invite you to read and participate in our new ICCCR Blog: Science and Practice for Constructive Conflict Resolution and Peace.
- 8th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards - Video Available!
It was an absolute honor and privilege to hear Dr. Gene Sharp speak about his life's work on nonviolent struggle and Kate Cronin-Furman, our graduate student paper winner, discuss her work on the deterrence of mass atrocity. Thank you to everyone who attended and for honoring our very special guests! Click the link above to view video of these presentations.
- Gbowee delivers TED talk on empowering girls
A compelling TED talk titled "Unlock the intelligence, passion and greatness of girls," delivered by recent Nobel laureate and longtime peace activist Leymah Gbowee, is now viewable online. Gbowee co-authored a chapter titled "Gender and Sustainable Peace" for the forthcoming ICCCR book "The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace," along with Abigail Disney. Highly recommended for ICCCR affiliates!
- Workshop on Decision Making, Framing and Negotiation, in Israel
On Sunday, April 15, ICCCR faculty will lead workshops and panels on decision making, framing, and negotiation at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. Other speakers will include IDC Herzliya and Columbia faculty and a former advisor to Israeli prime ministers Sharon and Olmert. Click the link above for more information.
- Graduate Student Participation Sought For Conflict Studies Conference
The UMass Boston Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution invites students to get involved in "Conflict Studies: The New Generation of Ideas," their conference scheduled for October 19-20, 2012. Submit papers, organize a panel, or host an event during the conference!
- Screening and filmmaker commentary: Bosnian women speak out in "I Came To Testify"
Join the Center for Institutional and Social Change at the Columbia Law School Wednesday, April 18th for a screening and a discussion with the filmmaker of "I Came to Testify," the moving story of how a group of women imprisoned in the Bosnian town Foca broke history's great silence and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law.
- Scholarship Fund in Honor of James Williams
James L. Williams was a long-time associate of the ICCCR. Tragically, James died on February 7th after a brief illness. A scholarship fund for his two young sons has been established, in James' honor. Please donate by Friday, March 30th.
- Peter Coleman Discusses Intractable Conflicts on NPR
Peter Coleman talks about his book The Five Percent on The Campbell Conversations, a series on public radio station WRVO in Oswego, NY. Listen to the podcast!
- Dr. Rachel Pain speaks at CUNY
Dr. Rachel Pain's talk "Bringing terrorism home: fear, security and domestic violence" will take place Wednesday, February 22nd, 11:45am-1:45pm at the CUNY Graduate Center.
- New column in Psychology Today: Obama's Dilemma
What is the leader of the free world to do in order to continue to govern and address the current crises in the face of polarization in Washington? In Psychology Today, Professor Peter Coleman addresses strategies available to President Obama this campaign season.
- The Five Percent on Illinois Public Radio
Peter Coleman discusses his book The Five Percent on Focus, a program on global affairs and daily life. Listen in!
- Professor Peter Coleman's Article Published in Negotiation Journal
Read "Getting Down to Basics: A Situated Model of Conflict in Social Relations" in the January 2012 issue of Negotiation Journal.
- Conflict Resolution Internship Fair
The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) is hosting the Conflict Resolution Fair on February 29, 2012 from 2pm-5pm in the Lerner Hall Auditorium at Columbia University.
- Dr. Peter T. Coleman interviewed by Ira Glass on "This American Life"
Listen to Professor Coleman discuss intractable conflict with Ira Glass on "This American Life."
- Professor Peter Coleman on NPR!
Professor Peter T. Coleman discusses his recent book, "The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts, on NPR!
- Morton Deutsch Legacy Book Launch: A Success!
A big thank you to everyone who attended our Morton Deutsch Legacy Book Launch event on Nov. 10! It was a great success! Video now available!
- Call for Student Papers! DEADLINE EXTENDED! Due February 20th!
We are currently accepting social justice-related papers from graduate students in the Columbia University community for the 8th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice Ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, April 5th from 6:00-8:00PM.
- New ICCCR Blog Featured on mediate.com!
Our new ICCCR Blog has been recognized by and is currently featured on mediate.com. If you have not already, please visit our Blog today and participate in our discussion!
- Please join us in welcoming our work-study, Melissa Eng!
Melissa Eng will be the ICCCR work-study for the current academic year! She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College. We are excited to have her on board!
- Dr. Peter T. Coleman writes: "Awakening to Women: The Nobel Effect."
Prof. Coleman and Roi Ben-Yehuda reflect on the wonderful journey of Nobel Peace Prize and Liberian peace activist, Leymah Gbowee, and highlight a number of key lessons that they believe can be generalized and applied to other destructive conflicts around the world.
- Professor Coleman Referenced in "The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media!"
Dr. Coleman suggests that introducing "more nuance" into conversations about climate change would make people less narrow-minded and inclined to accept differing viewpoints.
- WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! and THE 99 on PBS!
Thursday night, PBS will broadcast WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! - a documentary about the making of THE 99, created by TC graduate, Naif Al-Mutawa. Congratulations, Naif!
- Did you know that approximately 5% of conflicts in the world become intractable?
Watch this four part video series featured in ADR Times, which provides an introduction to the "Five Percent Problem." And learn more about Peter T. Coleman's new book, "The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts."
- Two more entries posted on the NEW ICCCR Blog! Check them out!
Please take a look at our two recently posted blogs: "Is Collectivism Better than Individualism in Promoting Constructive Conflict Management?" by doctoral student Regina Kim, and "Tightness and Looseness: When Culture Does and Does Not Matter in Conflict" by Professor Peter T. Coleman.
- Professor Coleman published in Forbes!
Professor Coleman writes, "How To Resolve Intractable Conflicts", published in Forbes - again drawing from the work in his well-received new book, "The Five Percent".
- Prof. Coleman writes: "The Mandela Doctrine: Lessons for Obama" - published in the Huffington Post!
Professor Coleman suggests that President Obama might learn something from Nelson Mandela's past leadership successes in his article recently published in the Huffington Post.
- Professor Peter T. Coleman's Recent Blog in Psychology Today chosen as an
Professor Coleman recently posted an online blog: "Navigating the Impossible 5 Percent at Work" in Psychology Today, and it was selected by the editors as an "essential read"! The blog discusses seemingly intractable conflict at work and draws from his recently published book, "The Five Percent".
- NEW ICCCR Blog: Science and Practice for Constructive Conflict Resolution and Peace!
Please join us in celebrating our NEW ICCCR Blog! We hope you will read our regularly updated entries and participate in rich discussion with us!
- Our Weatherbeaten Nation
Professor Peter T. Coleman blogs about "Our Weatherbeaten Nation" on the Earth Institute's State of the Planet blogging forum!
- 3rd Annual Peace, Conflict and Sustainability Information Share - Oct. 6th!
The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4)will host its third annual Peace, Conflict and Sustainability Information Share on October 6th. Please join us!
- Professor Peter T. Coleman's New Book, "The Five Percent," is Referenced in a Recent Forbes Article!
Professor Peter T. Coleman's new book, "The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts", was referenced in a recent Forbes article entitled: "Every Entrepreneur Needs to Embrace Team Conflict".
- Toolkit Release!
A toolkit on overcoming "NIMBY" to provide housing for unwelcome populations in challenged communities has recently been released, thanks to a successful collaboration between the ICCCR, the Fortune Society and John Jay College of Criminal Justice!
- Rae Yunzi Tan wins Best Theoretical Paper at IACM!
The ICCCR congratulates Rae Yunzi Tan for winning this year's Best Theoretical Paper Award from the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)!
- ICCCRers go to IACM in Istanbul!
The ICCCR community participated in the 24th annual conference of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), held this year in Istanbul, Turkey. The team presented five research projects on conflict, which the research workgroup at the Center had studied and explored through the lens offered by dynamical systems theory. Click here to view pictures!
- The Mathematics of Middle East Conflict and Peace
Professor Peter Coleman discusses how a branch of mathematics called complexity science helps us to better understand the approximately five percent of international conflicts that have become intractable ("highly destructive, enduring, and resistant to multiple good-faith attempts at resolution"), such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Middle East.
- Ethnic Divisions and the Fall of the Arab Spring: What's in a Name?
Professor Peter Coleman considers whether ethnic identities unite or divide us in his recent article published in The Huffington Post.
- Are Peacemakers Helping or Harming? Conflict Resolution and the Science-Practice Gap
Published in The Huffington Post on May 27th, Professor Peter Coleman discusses the importance of bridging the gap between theory and practice in the field of conflict resolution.
- Seasons of Change in the Arab World: For Better or Worse?
Drawing on the work of Paul Diehl and Gary Goetz, ICCCR Director, Peter T. Coleman discusses the recent revolutionary events that have swept the Arab world and suggests a potential for hope, among all the chaos.
- The Five Percent book launch, a great success!
On May 5th Dr. Peter T. Coleman, Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College and Faculty Member of the Earth Institute presented his new book on intractable conflict. Click here to learn more about his book.
- The Peacebuilder: An evening with Mark Rylance
For one night only, Broadway star Mark Rylance will perform the inspiring story of Henri Ladyi, the man they call Africa's Schindler - and you can meet both men after the show.
- Learn about Coleman's new book: The Five Percent!
Click here to read an excerpt from Dr. Coleman's new book, check out videos about intractable conflict, and find out where to purchase The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts.
- Huffington Post publishes Deutsch/Coleman opinion on Middle East peace
Peter Coleman and Morton Deutsch's op-ed article "Bottom-Up Peace" was featured in the April 22nd edition of The Huffington Post. Click here to read the article.
- Join Us for the Launch of Peter Coleman's Book: The Five Percent
In this evening book talk, Dr. Peter T. Coleman, Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College and Faculty Member of the Earth Institute will discuss his upcoming book on intractable conflict. Please join us!
- What a wonderful evening! The 7th Annual Deutsch Awards for Social Justice
On Thursday, April 14th from 5pm to 7pm in Grace Dodge Hall, Rm. 179 (Teachers College), the ICCCR held the 7th Annual Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice. The ceremony honored Dr. Ervin Staub for his contributions to social justice as well as two graduate students for their exemplary papers on social justice. Please check out our video of the ceremony!
- Watch Video from March 11 Event: Intractable Conflicts at Home and Abroad
Thursday, March 10th ICCCR Director, Peter Coleman, and United Nations Ombudsman and Assistant Secretary General, John Barkat (an alumni of the ICCCR certificate program in Conflict Resolution) engaged in a lively theory-practice dialogue, addressing our world's most difficult conflicts.
- Give Peace a (Last) Chance
Dr. Peter Coleman and Dr. Alon Gratch are featured in a recent edition of the Huffington Post. Their article "Give Peace a (Last) Chance takes a look at conflicts in South Africa, Mozambique, Liberia, and Northern Ireland that were locked in violent cycles for decades, even generations, where multiple good-faith attempts at peacemaking failed, and where, eventually, peace emerged.
- Dr. Danny Burns to Present on Systemic Action Research
On February 10th, 2011 Professor Danny Burns of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex will present his talk entitled, "Systemic Action Research: Finding Sustainable Community-Based Solutions to Challenging Conflicts".
- Peter Coleman Writes: Washington Is Fixed and Needs to Be Broken
Writing in The Huffington Post, ICCCR Director Peter Coleman writes that gridlock in Washington, D.C. is so extreme that U.S. politicians and their chief supporters are "engaged in patterns of behavior that resist change" and that they "reenact repeatedly and often automatically, even when they may at times prefer not to." Calling upon average citizens to "destabilize this fixed system" from the bottom up, he advises us to "beware absolute certainty-' take responsibility for the state of our state-' reflect on our own contradictions-' go new-'and see possibilities.
- Annual IACM Conference - Call for Submissions: Due February 11
IACM was founded to encourage scholars and practitioners to develop and
disseminate theory, research, and experience that are useful for understanding and improving conflict management in organizational, societal, family, and international settings. We invite papers as well as proposals for symposia and workshops for the 2011 meeting of IACM to be held in Istanbul, Turkey.
- Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowship: Apply Now!
The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage doctoral students from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution.
- Gun Fire Will No Longer Be Met by Silence in NYC
Derick Scott grabbed the large brass bell from a fold-out table and raised a bullhorn to his mouth. People gathered near the site of a shooting in Crown Heights last month for rally against violence. "We're going to ring this bell for every victim that has been shot in Crown Heights," he said.
- Columbia Conflict & Peace Community Hosts Holiday Party!
On Wednesday, December 8th AC4, ICCCR, CICR, and the MS Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CU) hosted a holiday party for faculty, staff, and students involved in conflict, peace, and sustainability studies at Columbia University. What a great evening!
- 2011 APA Conference: Call for Papers!
There are two weeks left to submit a proposal for the 2011 APA conference in Washington D.C. The theme for division 48 is "Peace Psychology in Our Own Communities: Working Toward Structural, Sustainable Changes When We Are Part of the Problem, Process and Solution." Symposia, papers and posters are needed. Click to view call for papers.
- Musallam presents research on leadership and NGO effectiveness in the West Bank
On Thursday, October 26th Naira Musallam presented on her data collection on NGOs working in the Palestinian Territories. This data was collected for Naira's dissertation, which she will be defending soon.
- Juliette de Wolfe Receives Fellowship Grant to Study Conflict in Communities Addressing Autism
Juliette de Wolfe was awarded a fellowship grant to study parents of children with autism and how they engage in, experience, and resolve conflicts within their families, with institutions, and with educational structures as they care for children with autism.
- Bartoli, Fisher-Yoshida and Coleman Facilitate 2-day Workshop Laboratory on The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to (Seemingly) Impossible Conflicts
A small, invited group of advanced students, ICCCR faculty and expert peacemakers gathered at TC last weekend to experience, explore and develop a new set of principles and practices for addressing the 5% of difficult conflicts that become intractable. This work will help to inform Coleman's upcoming book, and will be integrated into future ICCCR workshops on addressing intractable conflict.
- ICCCR to Launch Participatory Action Research (PAR) Project with The Fortune Society in Harlem
The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at TC is partnering with The Fortune Society, a nonprofit organization that supports formerly incarcerated men and women in reentering society and rebuilding their lives, in conducting a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project.
- ICCCR Goes Sailing!
On September 17th, 2010 faculty and staff of the ICCCR and Columbia University affiliates took a sailing trip to celebrate the culmination of a productive and inspiring summer.
- Teachers College EdLab and Dr. Peter Coleman Collaborate on Intractable Conflict Videos
With the help of Ed Lab at Teachers College, Peter Coleman has created four short videos about intractable conflicts. These videos are creative, engaging and explain complex theories through real-life situations. Click here to watch the videos: http://icccr.pressible.org/videos
- Walking Merchandise: Examing the Dynamics of a Child Trafficking System
This short documentary explores a dark, unknown secret in America: children smuggled from China and left to work in restaurants to repay debts of $90,000. Director, Ethan Downing and his crew have worked tirelessly over the last year to bring light to this extremely pressing issue.
- The Eighth Biennial Conference for Graduate Students Studying Conflict
October 22 - October 23, 2010
CONFLICT STUDIES: The New Generation of Ideas
The Eighth Biennial Conference for
Graduate Students Studying Conflict
- Dr. Claudia Cohen Presents at ACR
CCCR's Associate Director sponsors symposium on "Sharing Trade Secrets" at the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Annual Meetings, Chicago. September 1-4.
- Sturm and Gadlin Event Sponsored by AC4
Susan Sturm, J.D. (Columbia Law School) and Howard Gadlin, Ph.D. (NIH) present "Beyond Conflict Resolution" Symposium, sponsored by AC4
- Introducing the New ICCCR Work Study, Joe Dillard!
The ICCCR is pleased to announce the new office Work Study for the 2010-2011 school year!
- ICCCR Represented through Mediation Symposium at IACM 2010
Claudia Cohen chairs a Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Conflict Management in Boston.
- The ICCCR delivers two courses for the Summer Principals Academy (SPA) at TC
Instructors affiliated with the ICCCR offered two courses to Summer Principals Academy participants.
- Fisher-Yoshida receives IACM Award
Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida received the award for Best Applied Conference Paper at the 2010 International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference in Boston.
- David W. Johnson awarded Jeffrey Z. Rubin Theory-To-Practice Award at IACM
David W. Johnson receives Jeffrey Z. Rubin Theory-To-Practice Award at 2010 International Association for Conflict Management Conference in Boston.
- Understanding the Nature of Intractable Conflict through Dynamical Systems Theory (Vallacher, Coleman, Nowak, and Bui-Wrzosinska)
Vallacher, Coleman, Nowak, and Bui-Wrzosinska write new article for American Psychologist.
Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. T., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2010). Rethinking intractable conflict: The perspective of dynamical systems. American Psychologist.
- Applying Dynamical Systems Theory to Multi-Stakeholder Negotiation (Nowak, Bui-Wrzosinska, Coleman, Vallacher, Jochemczyk, and Bartkowski)
Nowak, Bui-Wrzosinska, Coleman, Vallacher, Jochemczyk, and Bartkowski write new article for Negotiation Journal
- The Dynamical System Team Launches Attractor Software Website - Check it out!
Our main goal in developing the attractor software was to help conflict stakeholders, negotiators, and third parties understand and systematically map the complexity of various factors influencing a given conflict system, in order to better visualize possible intervention strategies and consider the multiple consequences and potential impact of their actions.
- Student Presentations at the 2010 Deutsch Awards
On Thursday, April 8th two Teachers College students made presentations on their work on Social Justice at the 6th Annual Deutsch Awards for Social Justice.
- Three TC Students Honored with the Deutsch Award for Social Justice
Teachers College students Naomi Mayor, Linda Leder, and Lauren Johnson will deliver presentations on their work in the field of Social Justice on April 8th, at the 2010 Morton Deutsch Awards for Social Justice.
- Dr. Coleman presents EdLab Seminar: Teaching Conflict Analysis and Intervention.
Watch the video to see how Dr. Coleman and his team are using a simulation tool to study complex conflict.
- Columbia Provost Claude Steel to receive 2010 Morton Deutsch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Social Justice.
On April 8, 2010 the ICCCR will honor Provost Steele with an award for his scholarly contributions to the field of Social Justice.
- Deutsch and Coleman launch book project on the psychology of sustainable peace.
Peter Coleman and Morton Deutsch are working on a book that will discuss 1) Psychological contributions to the prevention of war and violent, destructive conflicts; 2) The nature of a sustainable, harmonious peace; and 3) The psychological components of a sustainable, harmonious peace.
- Coleman, Vallacher, and Nowak edit special issue of Peace & Conflict on Dynamical Systems and Conflict
This special issue of Peace and Conflict presents a series of articles that approach the study of conflict, conflict resolution and peace from the perspective of dynamical systems theory. This perspective has been employed to conceptualize and investigate complex, dynamic phenomena in many areas of science (Weisbuch, 1992; Johnson, 2001; Strogatz, 2003) from cancerous cellular mutations to catastrophic global climate shifts.