About CIDCM

Tydings Hall, University of Maryland, College ParkCIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.

For more than 20 years, scholars and practitioners at CIDCM have sought ways to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice. CIDCM programs are based on the belief that "peace building and development-with-justice are two sides of the same coin." (CIDCM Founding Director, Edward Azar, 1987).

Current Developments

CIDCM Spotlight

Prof. Wilkenfeld's New Book on Negotiation

Book Cover: International Negotiation

Negotiations to prevent or end conflict play a crucial role in today's conflict-ridden world, and this hands-on text is an essential introduction to the high-stakes realm of international negotiation. [ more... ]

Upcoming Events

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Susan Stokes, GVPT Distinguished Lecture [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Trey Billing and Andrew Lugg, University of Maryland "Conflicted Capital: Bilateral Investment Treaties and Post-Conflict Economic Recovery" [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Miles Kahler, American University Title TBA [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Manuel Vogt, Princeton University "Ethnic Stratification and the Equilibrium of Inequality: Ethnic Conflict in Postcolonial States" [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Bahar Leventoglu, Duke University Title TBA [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Caitlin McCulloch, University of Maryland "Natural Disasters and Conflict: Disaster Diplomacy or Just Disaster?" [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Margaret Weir, GVPT Distinguished Lecture [ more... ]