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

MIDCM Piloting Two Unique Courses

Dr. Stacy J. Kosko

Dr. Stacy J. Kosko, MIDCM Assistant Director, has been selected to pilot two new project-based courses as part of major University initiatives: Global Classrooms and Fearless Ideas. The former focuses on development planning in conflict-affected areas and is run in partnership with Tel Aviv University. The latter will emphasize innovation and entrepreneurship in development project design. [ more... ]

Upcoming Events

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Stephanie Rickard, London School of Economics "The International Politics of Austerity: The Puzzling Case of Public Sector Reforms" [ more... ]

CIDCM/IR Workshop

Etel Solingen, University of California-Irvine Title TBA [ more... ]