CIDCM 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).
Professional Development in Multi-Track Diplomacy
Dr. John Davies leads this 3-week professional development summer class for certification and/or 3 graduate academic credits. Designed for both professionals and graduate students in the greater Washington area, the aim is to build understanding of the dynamics of complex societal conflicts such as those ongoing in the Middle East, and of the principles and practices of conflict transformation. [ more... ]
Peace and Conflict 2016
CIDCM's flagship biennial publication, Peace and Conflict 2016, has been released. The report covers a range of topics including global patterns and trends on conflict and peace, and a special feature on work on measuring micro-level welfare effects of exposure to conflict. From 2016 onwards, Peace and Conflict is a collaboration between the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and CIDCM. [ more... ]
International Negotiation in a Complex World
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... ]
Myth and Reality in International Politics
Professor John Wilkenfeld's book, "Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action," discusses collaborative and systematic approaches to facing a number of international issues. [ more... ]